This week's Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast (Powered by River City Wrestling Con) welcomed 2019 WWE Hall of Fame inductee and AEW's Head Coach, Billy Gunn. In the following excerpt from the interview, Billy Gunn talks about his role in AEW, enshrinement in the WWE Hall of Fame and the turning point in the Monday Night War. The full episode can be downloaded at this link.
Did he think that when he and Road Dogg were paired together that they would be Hall of Fame material:
"No. I really didn't and I never got in the business to do that. I just got in because someone was going to go give me a platform where I could go act like an idiot and be silly and goofy and have people that would actually pay attention to me when I'm doing these things. Me and Brian in our own right as The New Age Outlaws, we were sky-rocketing at that point and in the point of our career where they put us with DX it was just a natural fit because we were running neck and neck. Hunter needed some guys that would fit that mould and we fit the mould perfectly and obviously now because we are going in the Hall of Fame but it is cool to be acknowledged for what we did and it is cool to be with all of those guys. It is really good."
Did the 2nd version of DX supersede the original?
"But they set the tone so you can't as much as I'd like to say yeah, I say it all the time and I think Brian does too that they weren't very good until we got with them (laughing). It was an all-around effort and I've said this in a couple of interviews and I don't think that I would've went because there is no way that you can put in DX and not put Chyna in with them. There is just no way. One, there would've been a riot I'm sure and yes, I understand people want her to go in by herself and eventually she will because I feel like this will open the door for that but let's just be happy that she is going and that she is going with a group that really put her on the map and yes, she did some great stuff by herself and she was probably the greatest female entertainer that we will ever see. I've said it before, I don't think I would have went if they didn't put her in there."
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