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Brian Pillman Jr. gets a new name in WWE

WWE filed for a trademark on “Lexis King” recently, and then word got around that it would be the name given to Brian Pillman Jr. before he gets on television. Well, that ended up being mostly true — he has indeed been given that name but they actually had him show up on NXT television this week to explain why:

“Everywhere I go, people stop to tell me ‘man, I loved your dad. Such a trailblazer he was.’ It seems like everybody has such fond memories of my father. Well you know who doesn’t? Me, his own damn son.

“I lost him when I was just four years old. I don’t know him. And you’d think being a WWE Superstar would be the last thing that I’d want to be, and you’re right. And trust me, I’ve tried. I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried football, lacrosse, hell, I even have a college degree. But this industry has been in my blood since birth and I could never escape it. I’ve got no choice but to embrace it. I have no choice but to inflict pain on the very business that has brought me so much grief. But when they see this face, I don’t want them to think about my dead father, I want them to think about me.

“I’m nobody’s Jr. And from this day forward I am going to take on the last name of the real man who raised me, the real father figure in my life. And his name was King, and now so is mine.”

That’s both a great explanation for why he won’t be going by Brian Pillman Jr. and one hell of a promo to hype his arrival. Even Corey Graves was impressed enough to publicly acknowledge him.

We still don’t know exactly when he’ll show up, but it’s obviously soon.

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