The Gunns share their thoughts on their tag title win and make it clear that they're just getting started.
Austin Gunn has been with AEW since January 2020, though he had already been wrestling on the independent scene. Colten joined the company in November that year. At first, the duo often teamed up with their father, Billy Gunn. They later stated focusing on their work as a traditional tag team, and they parted ways with Billy when he sided with The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) over his sons in 2022. The Gunns have been having a successful run, as they defeated former AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) on the December 21 episode of AEW Dynamite. This hot streak continued on the February 8 episode of AEW Dynamite, where The Gunns defeated The Acclaimed to win the AEW World Tag Team Championship.
Speaking on Busted Open, Austin and Colten discussed their victory. Colten was asked about to share his thoughts on the duo's growth in AEW and their title win. He stated that capturing the titles with Austin was his one goal, and now they have done it. Colten also noted that he has only been wrestling for two years, and while it's easy to say the duo are already at their peak, he stated that they're just getting started.
"It was the greatest moment of my life. I don’t know if a lot of people know this, but I’ve only been wrestling for two years. I was on TV after eight weeks of training. My first match on TV was against Sting. I’m really good at this. My one goal was to win the tag team championships with my brother, and I did that. Another thing is, me and Austin have been broken away from my dad for four to six months, something like that. We’ve had maybe 10 TV matches together, maybe, and we’re already champions. People are like, ‘Oh, this is the peak.’ This isn’t even the beginning for me and Austin, and I just want to reiterate that and let people not forget that, that we’ve only been doing this for less than 10 TV matches. But that moment was awesome. We’re champions, and you can’t take that away from us," Colten said.
Austin was asked to describe how it felt to be responsible for such a remarkable reaction, as the crowd chanted "bullshit" after the title change. He made it clear that they were tired of not getting their flowers, as they have enjoyed a lot of success at an early stage in their careers. Austin also stated that the victory on Wednesday was one of the best moments he has had as a wresler.
“We’re so sick of not being handed or given our flowers. Colten has been in this business for two years. Every time we step out of that curtain, everybody on Twitter is like, ‘The Gunns are so boring. I can’t get behind them. Oh my gosh, they’re not even good at wrestling.’ Every time we go out there, I can’t even hear Colten over the ‘Ass Boy’ chants and the way we have them in the palm of our hand. So when that one, two, three [happens], and Bowens doesn’t kick out, everybody, I look over, the crowd and everybody is like, ‘Oh my god. My favorite tag team! No, not The Acclaimed, oh no.’ That is the best moment. I can’t even sleep. I still think about it. It’s one of the best moments I’ve ever had in my wrestling career, hearing the hush and the silence of the crowd, which [was] followed by bullshit chants while me and Colten [were] raising the titles high, on the stage, looking over, just embracing the bullshit chants, just soaking that in. That is what I love. I love seeing them just in shock because we’re taking over. We’re head of this division. We now have the tag team title belts. Come get them. We’re the best to ever do this. Second-generation, up and coming AEW superstars. Name a young team that’s better than The Gunns. There isn’t. There’s nobody, nobody that can touch us," Austin said.
The Gunns previously discussed moving away from their on-screen pairing with Billy Gunn. Click here to see what they had to say.
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