We noted towards the end of last week that Brian Pillman Jr had been spotted in the crowd at the first night of AEW’s Fyter Fest.
A picture also circulated of him in his wrestling gear chatting backstage with Chris Jericho, leading to talk of whether this meant he had filmed a match.
Well, it is now confirmed that second-generation star Pillman will debut tomorrow night on AEW Dark when he takes on Shawn Spears.
Pillman has said that this is “the biggest opportunity of his life” and that there has been months of preparation for this moment.
The Dark shows, airing free on YouTube, have often been used as a chance to have a look at talent before signing them to full contracts.
The most recent of these was Abadon, who impressed in a Dark match against Hikaru Shida before picking up a victory on her surprise debut on Dynamite.
There are eight contests signed for this week’s Dark, and they are:
- The Lucha Bros, The Butcher & The Blade Vs Joe Alonzo, Brady Pierce, Tony Donati & Faboo Andre
- The Dark Order Vs Brandon Cutler & Peter Avalon
- Big Swole Vs Rache Chanel
- Orange Cassidy Vs Will Hobbs
- Frankie Kazarian Vs Luther
- Michael Nakazawa Vs Shawn Dean
- Brian Pillman Jr Vs Shawn Spears (with Tully Blanchard)
- Scorpio Sky Vs Serpentico