Billy Gunn Discusses Recent Heel Turn, Being Worried That Fans Wouldn't Boo Him

On the September 1 episode of AEW Dynamite, Billy Gunn turned on Paul Wight, taking him out with a chair.

Gunn and his sons Austin & Colten have been regulars on AEW programming, and are undefeated, and with Billy being a beloved personality in wrestling, he was worried about the turn.

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"It was a collective idea," Billy said on My Mom's Basement with Robbie Fox. "I think Tony [Khan]wanted us...the problem with doing that is, I've been a good guy for a long time and it's hard. When we heard it, we went, 'Oh, good luck with that.' I hate being a babyface. I hate being a good guy with a passion. It was just where it went and that's what I've been for the past 20 years. I love being a bad guy, it gives you more freedom. Plus me and my aura and the way that I am, I'm a really good heel. It's just, when I had [BG James], you just can't do that. No matter how much they hated me...'Oh, if he wasn't with you, we would get your ass.' [Austin] has more bad guy tendencies than [Colten] although now we get to feed off each other. It was just, how do we get to where we need to get to? That's where the sacrificial lamb of Paul Wight comes into play. I wouldn't say [Paul] is a bigger babyface than I am, it's just how do you get people to switch over and believe? Rather than just do something that goes, 'Oh, you're a bad guy, we get it.' You want to do something that makes a statement."

Austin & Colten said it's easier for them to be heels because fans believe they are entitled as second generation wrestlers.

Billy doesn't understand why fans think that they are entitled, saying they work twice as hard as anyone.

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