Triple H “Not Happy” Star Missed DX Reunion

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Triple H was not happy that DX was not as complete as could be for their 25th anniversary celebrations that took place on Monday Night Raw.

On October 10th, Monday Night Raw went off the air with Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Sean Waltman, and Road Dogg celebrating 25 years of the iconic Attitude Era faction, DX.

DX began officially in October 1997 when Michaels, Triple H, Chyna, and Rick Rude joined forces, with Waltman as X-Pac and Road Dogg joining the group on the night after WrestleMania 14. Conspicuous by his absence at the reunion was Road Dogg’s long-time tag team partner Billy Gunn, who now plies his trade in AEW.

Speaking on his Oh… You Didn’t Know podcast, Road Dogg revealed that at one point it looked like Gunn would be able to appear on WWE television but things changed at the last minute leaving nobody happy:

“It broke my heart, and I believe it broke his too. In all actuality, Hunter [Triple H] was not happy about it either. Shawn and X-Pac weren’t either. We wanted the band, all that we could get back together. Chyna is there in spirit. That didn’t happen.”

“From what I understand, and I’m not in those inner circles anymore, and for my sanity rightfully so and thankful. I don’t know the exact reason, but I was told everything that we could do was done, and we couldn’t come together.”

“During the day prior, I texted him, ‘Hey, are you going to be able to make it? Have you found out any answers yet?’ He said, ‘Yes, I’m in.’ I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s awesome.’ Literally, before I landed at home, I found out he was not in. I texted him back and he wasn’t happy either. It just didn’t work, no matter what. I understand. Whatever.”

“I understand we’re [AEW and WWE] not huge fans of each other from a business standpoint. It was a big deal, and I feel like he got ripped off and didn’t live it with us. I’m sorry for that. I know he is too.”

The last time Billy Gunn appeared on WWE television was when DX was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019. During that induction Triple H famously referred to AEW as “that pissant company.”

While Road Dogg, who recently commented that “the inmates can only run the asylum so long” in reference to AEW, got to relive his heyday on Raw, Billy Gunn has reinvented himself as ‘Daddy Ass’ and is currently one of the most popular acts in AEW alongside AEW World Tag Team Champions, The Acclaimed.

h/t Fightful