AEW star Billy Gunn has commented on missing the DX reunion celebrating 25 years of the group that took place recently on WWE Monday Night Raw.
One of the selling points for the season premiere of WWE Raw on October 10th was the reunion of D-Generation X, celebrating 25 years since they first formed in 1997. Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Road Dogg, and X-Pac were all in attendance, with the late Chyna honored in spirit, but conspicuous by his absence was Billy Gunn.
Gunn, as an AEW-contracted performer, wasn’t expected to be involved in the festivities, though it seems he very nearly was. As his long-time tag team partner Road Dogg recently discussed, Billy Gunn told him that he was “in” to work the show before the situation changed.
Dave Meltzer provided an update on the situation in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Tony Khan reportedly agreed to let ‘Daddy Ass’ appear for WWE, so long as it was acknowledged on-screen that he came from All Elite Wrestling. It was a similar situation to when Mickie James entered the Royal Rumble match with the IMPACT Knockouts World Championship and her IMPACT entrance music.
Ultimately, the situation fell through and Billy Gunn never made the journey to the Barclays Center. Road Dogg stated that, although he understands the business side of the matter, he was “heartbroken” that his famed New Age Outlaws partner wouldn’t be by his side to celebrate the history of DX.
Speaking in an interview with Sports Illustrated, Billy Gunn has set the record straight on his version of events about missing the reunion, saying he’d liked to have been there but he understands and is not “sour” about it:
“Of course, I would have liked to have been there, but I understand that I work for another company. It was a collective decision. I’m not putting it on anyone. I’m not sour about it. We’re two separate companies, and it just didn’t work out.”
‘Daddy Ass’ will be riding high again following AEW Rampage where his close, personal friends The Acclaimed recaptured the right to scissor at will with a victory over ‘Smart’ Mark Sterling’s Varsity Athletes.