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Billy Gunn Says They Won’t Hold the Young Guys Back in AEW, Discusses Joining AEW as a Producer

February 15, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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WrestlingInc.com recently interviewed former WWE Superstar Billy Gunn, who will be working in AEW in a producer role. Below are some highlights from WrestlingInc.’s podcast.

Gunn on why he usually didn’t talk much as part of the New Age Outlaws: “It’s because Brian [Road Dogg] always talked better than I did. I was always the guy that did all the action stuff. He’s good at what he’s good at and I’m good at what I’m good at. I’m good at being physical and beating people up and he’s good at talking his way out of it.”

Gunn on how he and Road Dogg are now working similar roles in different companies: “I’d like to say that he’s in a little bit higher position than I am because he’s running a whole division… But it’s cool how our paths crossed similarly but in different companies.”

Gunn on how his experience got him his current role in AEW: “I think it’s my all-around experience. I’ve been in the business a lot and I don’t claim to know everything, but I know some stuff. AEW is going to put just as much focus on the tag division as they do the singles. I think tag is a lost art and The Young Bucks are good at what they do.
Tags are really exciting and they haven’t gotten the chance to shine until me and Brian were up in WWE. They don’t really care about the tag division there, but we will. That’s the difference between us… If we put a focus on it, and put some mainstream to it, then everybody will take it as a mainstream and not a sideshow.”

Gunn on feeling the AEW era can be just as good as the Attitude Era: “I think it’s gonna be just as good. At this stage of my career…it’s super neat to see a company like this come along that I get to be a part of. It’s gonna be so new and fresh and fun. You can’t really compare anything to the Attitude Era, I don’t think. Wrestling goes in phases – you had the 80s then the 90s. You had the Attitude Era now you have the undisputed/PG era. We’re not in that element – we’re in our own realm. It’s gonna be exciting, fun and refreshing. People are gonna dig it and love everything about it.”

Gunn on not wanting to look too far in the past: “I don’t wanna say that cause I don’t wanna say we’re going backwards. I wanna say we’re going forward… We’re bringing everything to light and we’re gonna let these kids do what they do. We’re not gonna hold them back. We’re not gonna stop them from doing what they do. That’s the reason they have a name. The key word will be freedom. You have freedom to do what you do. That’s what we had back in the day. I didn’t have people writing stuff for me. I didn’t have people telling me what I can and cannot do. Telling me which moves I can and cannot do. There’s a circle you’ve got to stay in a little bit of. It’s thinking outside the box, but staying inside the box.”

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