Former WWE Superstar Road Dogg has claimed that his tag team with Billy Gunn, The New Age Outlaws, will never be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
It was back in the early days of the Attitude Era in 1997 that Billy Gunn and Double J Jesse James joined forces to become the New Age Outlaws. Changing their names to ‘Road Dogg’ Jesse James and ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn, the two became a hugely popular act as part of D-Generation X and won the WWE Tag Team Championships an impressive six times.
During a recent edition of his ‘Oh… You Didn’t Know?’ podcast, Road Dogg spoke to his brother, WWE official Scott Armstrong, about why he doesn’t see either The New Age Outlaws or the legendary Armstrong wrestling family being honoured with inductions into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
“I don’t think we ever will because the wrestling, not the fans, the wrestling powers that be doesn’t look at our family like that. I really believe that with all my heart. I think they overlook us and we don’t get the credit we get. Again, that’s not from the fans, the fans in the Southeast will fight you over some Bob Armstrong stuff.”
“I just don’t feel like me and Billy [Gunn] will get it either on our own. It’s definitely some politics going into it and I just don’t know that our family is going to be brought up in that conversation. I think we should but I don’t think we will.”
While doesn’t believe The New Age Outlaws will enter the Hall of Fame on their own merits, the duo were inducted in 2019 as part of DX.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.