On a recent episode of Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling, Billy Gunn talked about his new role with All Elite Wrestling. Gunn, who will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in April, also talked about the Monday Night Wars and invading WCW.
Excitement for the launch of AEW and Official Title:
So they call me “Head Coach” because we are trying to get away from what WWE uses. So I’m pretty much head of talent because a lot of these talented kids haven’t really done live TV or haven’t done TV, so they are going to need some guidance and stuff so that is where I come in and it is going to be awesome. You have some of the most and some of greatest talent on earth that has ever laced up a pair of boots in it and it is going to be awesome and like I can’t wait for it to get going and for the people to start getting into it and realize how good it is actually going to be and it is going to be a lot of fun and it is going to be refreshing.
What was the turning point in the Monday Night War:
I think it was when we invaded WCW because that put the final nail in the coffin. I don’t feel like anybody else could have done that. It was so made for DX just to go up in there and totally cause havoc and we were just having some fun and it turned out to be one of the greatest moments ever in wrestling. So Kid had a big part in it and he is very underrated because he is awesome in the ring and he is awesome out of the ring and he fit DX perfectly. That was the good thing about what we did too was we didn’t let anyone else in. They tried to stick some other people in there but we just put the brakes on it because and I’m not comparing that to nWo because they let everyone that was in WCW in there at one time or another but when they had just the three of them (Hogan, Hall and Nash) it was a great chemistry. When they just had them it was good. When you start adding all of those elements like well they are over so we all want to be a part of that, we never let that happen and that was on Hunter not letting that happen because we didn’t have much say so.
Did they fear retaliation by WCW:
No. Never. They literally just hung their heads and just went yep we lost. We lose. You couldn’t come over the top with anything over that. That is kind of one of those shots that you fire and you will never find it again. No matter what they would’ve done, we did it first so if they tried to come it would be so watered down because they didn’t think of it first and we did and we just had the cojones to just go do it and it worked out perfectly.
(Credit CHAD & JP OF THE TWO MAN POWER TRIP OF WRESTLING for the transcription)