Billy Gunn Questions Triple H’s “Power Play”

Triple H, The Road Dogg and Billy Gunn in DX

Billy Gunn has questioned Triple H’s “power play” of re-signing several former WWE and NXT Superstars.

Since becoming WWE’s new Head of Creative, Triple H has begun making moves to reshape the immediate future of the company.

One of the major moves from the Cerebral Assassin has been to rehire a number of stars who had been released by Vince McMahon in recent months, many of whom he had worked with in NXT.

Among the stars who have come back to the company are former NXT Champions Johnny Gargano and Karrion Kross, as well as the likes of Dakota Kai and Hit Row. IYO SKY, who was considering leaving the company has instead debuted on the main roster.

While the returns have been well-received by most fans, not everyone has been impressed. Speaking to Renee Paquette on her podcast, The Sessions, Billy Gunn, who worked with Triple H for a number of years in WWE as part of D-Generation X, believes it to be a “weird” power play.

“Like it’s weird. Like, you get rid of them, and then he [Triple H] comes back and then he hires them back. I don’t know if that’s kind of like a power play that he’s pulling. Like, I don’t know, I don’t really keep up with what’s going on there because it has nothing to do with me anymore.

So every time I hear something or see something or all these people are coming back, you’re going okay it’s a power play and he’s trying to you know, kind of cement his little this is what I’m here for and this is what I’m doing. But you almost feel like okay, you have to do that. If I’m bringing you back, you have to do some kind of changes. Yeah, I don’t know what that’s all about to be honest with you.”

Billy Gunn spent over a decade in WWE from 1993 until 2004, enjoying his most successful run as part of The New Age Outlaws tag team alongside Road Dogg, the duo were also part of D-Generation X.

While in the company, Gunn won the Hardcore Championship, Intercontinental Championship and multiple-tag team championships.

Gunn had another short run in WWE from 2012 until 2015, although he continued to make sporadic appearances following his departure.

In 2019, Billy Gunn joined AEW as a coach but he also makes onscreen appearances, first as part of the Gunn Club with his sons, Austin and Colten. However, the pair turned on him on the August 17th edition of Dynamite, instead joining Stokely Hathaway.

H/T to Inside The Ropes for the above transcription.