Children of the Late WWE Legend Secure a Bray Wyatt-Esque Deal for Their Family

Published 02/07/2024, 12:00 AM EST

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Ending a hiring freeze, WWE has already lured several top AEW names, including Brian Pillman Jr to the roster last year. The 30-year-old has been successfully carrying the torch of his late father’s legacy ever since, forming an inseparable part of the WWE’s development brand. Now, it seems like the company is all set to advance its relationship with the legendary Pillman family a step ahead. In a bombshell Instagram update, Pillman’s daughter, Brittany Pillman Evans, revealed that WWE cracked a deal with the Pillman estate as part of a WWE Legends contract.

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WWE executed another legend’s deal to preserve the legacy of the iconic Pillman blood

Detailing the WWE nostalgia contract, Brittany Pillman noted, ”I never thought I would see this day but after 27 long years, my siblings and I finally own the rights to our father’s legacy! I just want to say thank you to all the fans for keeping my father’s name alive, this is all because of YOU, and thanks to WWE for making this happen!”

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Pillman’s daughter then reposted the lineup for the 2/6 NXT on USA Network, which features her brother, Lexis King, a.k.a. Brian Pillman Jr. WWE also did the same for the late Bray Wyatt family in the recent past.

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However, as it seems WWE is vesting big money to keep the classic wrestling family’s legacy alive, let’s reexplore the phenomenal wrestling career of the departed Brian Pillman.

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Despite being a crucial face of the Monday Night Wars and one of the early fighters belonging to the Attitude Era, Pillman has remained hugely underrated throughout his career.

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After a significant WCW run, ‘The Loose Cannon’ Brian Pillman jumped ship to WWE back in 1996 through a grand signing. His onboarding was huge back then because it came out amidst a transitional phase of the company where two bigwigs, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash, left to explore with NWO. However, despite having great potential and getting a heavy push from the company, the veteran’s tenacity has quickly been toned down due to multiple injuries and accidents.

The next year, a few days after his comeback to the company following a short break, Brian Pillman was found dead at a motel in Minnesota, being only 35 years old at the time of his passing. Pillman’s over-the-top, cocky personality was an incomparable asset to the wrestling industry.

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As WWE is actively on its mission to carry forward the legacy of arguably the edgiest wrestler, we can look forward to getting some bangers from his bloodline down the line. What’s your take on WWE cracking a legend’s contract with Brian Pillman’s family? Let us know in the comments.

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Shreya Nag

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I had been a casual wrestling fan for a long time and after joining EssentiallySports, I started to watch WWE more attentively. I?ve been hooked on to pro wrestling thanks in large parts to stars like Becky Lynch, Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns. I have cannot go a day without going through my social media feed occupied by their updates.
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Shivali Nathta

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