Billy Gunn has lifted the lid on the details of how he stays in shape at 58 years old.
Although he has kept a good physique throughout his time in professional wrestling, many would argue that despite now pushing the six-decade mark Billy Gunn is looking the best he ever has.
Not only is he staying in shape, but also keeps active in the ring with All Elite Wrestling, working alongside his sons.
Speaking in a new interview with Men’s Health, the former WWE Intercontinental and multi-time Tag Team Champion has credited his nutrition for how he looks nowadays rather than just relying on working out.
Nowadays, I have a bunch of great people around me that are helping me. Back in the day, my thing with nutrition was never anything like what it is now. It used to drive guys nuts that I could eat anything I wanted and not gain any bad weight. I could eat and eat and eat, and my metabolism would take care of it. Genetics played a pretty good part in it.
Now, everything I do revolves around my nutrition. I am so anal about it. I know for a fact that if my nutrition is not on point, everything else completely falls apart. For me it’s a pain in the ass, because I take my food and everything I eat during the day on the road with me all the time. I have a big bag for my food; I have a meal-prep lady who puts together all my meals; I take egg whites with me; I take my oatmeal with me; I take everything with me.
I need to do this to maintain what I want to maintain, because I’m doing this with my kids and it’s so much fun. I also don’t want to be that guy who’s just holding on. If we’re being honest, ego plays a little part in this. I like what I can do with food. Wrestlers are not bodybuilders; it’s a whole different world.
Those guys know about nutrition. Now that I’ve been in that bodybuilding world, I know how valuable nutrition is. That is my number-one thing, because if my nutrition isn’t on point, my training’s not on point, my traveling is miserable, and my everyday life is miserable. That’s how important nutrition is to me now.
Billy Gunn originally signed with WWF in 1993 as one half of The Smoking Gunns, having started his career in the late 80’s. He shot to notoriety further working alongside The Road Dogg in The New Age Outlaws, and as a member of D-Generation X.
Gunn has competed around the world including for the likes of IMPACT Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling. He signed with AEW in December 2019, and teams with his sons Colten and Austin as The Gunn Club. His most recent in-ring activity was on the 15th April edition of Rampage, in a losing effort against The Blackpool Combat Club.