Billy Gunn Responds To Triple H Calling AEW A “Pissant Company”
Billy Gunn has opened up about how he was very impressed with Triple H’s derogatory remarks towards AEW back in 2019.
D-Generation X were inducted in to the WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 alongside the likes of The Honky Tonk Man and The Hart Foundation. However, it was Triple H’s acceptance speech which caused a stir among the group.
With Billy Gunn destined to join AEW, he made light of the fact that he couldn’t be fired for his actions now. In response, Triple H commented that Vince McMahon should “buy that pissant company” just so that he could fire Gunn again.
Speaking during a Q&A with For The Love of Wrestling, The Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were asked about that moment, with Gunn admitting that his initial reaction was to want to punch ‘The King Of Kings’.
I let it go strictly because my wife told me to [laughs]. When everybody starts chanting AEW at the Hall of Fame, he’s got to try and shut it down somehow and whatever goes through his head, goes through his head, I’m not in control of that other than I could have punched him in the mouth. It’s what it is. I’m gonna bypass that.
Road Dogg joked: We put the ‘fun’ in ‘dysfunctional family.
Billy Gunn went on to note the difference between the locker rooms in WWE and AEW, acknowledging that his new home is a little less structured than he is used to.
The locker room difference is, there’s not as much pressure with AEW as there is with WWE. It’s a little bit lighter structure, which kind of drives me nuts, just a little bit. We’re a lot younger. A lot of the guys in WWE have been through the developmental system. It’s a younger locker room.
Everybody is into helping everybody and trying to understand what’s going on. They all haven’t been in that system up there, that system up there, for me, is a lot more structured, which I like. It’s a little loose in our locker room, but it’s good and fun. I get all my information through my boys because I don’t hang out with anybody. That’s not my wheelhouse. I’m not in the office, I’m not there yet, I’m just in my own room.
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.
With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.