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.
What was the turning point in the Monday Night War:
“I think it was when we invaded WCW because that put the final nail in the coffin. I don’t feel like anybody else could have done that. It was so made for DX just to go up in there and totally cause havoc and we were just having some fun and it turned out to be one of the greatest moments ever in wrestling. So Kid had a big part in it and he is very underrated because he is awesome in the ring and he is awesome out of the ring and he fit DX perfectly. That was the good thing about what we did too was we didn't let anyone else in. They tried to stick some other people in there but we just put the brakes on it because and I'm not comparing that to nWo because they let everyone that was in WCW in there at one time or another but when they had just the three of them (Hogan, Hall and Nash) it was a great chemistry. When they just had them it was good. When you start adding all of those elements like well they are over so we all want to be a part of that, we never let that happen and that was on Hunter not letting that happen because we didn't have much say so."
Did they fear retaliation by WCW:
"No. Never. They literally just hung their heads and just went yep we lost. We lose. You couldn’t come over the top with anything over that. That is kind of one of those shots that you fire and you will never find it again. No matter what they would've done, we did it first so if they tried to come it would be so watered down because they didn't think of it first and we did and we just had the cojones to just go do it and it worked out perfectly."
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