Gunner's five year run in TNA Wrestling was decorated, but the former TV Champion has other goals in mind now.
According to Wrestling Inc, Gunner will be taking his WWE physicals soon, and could start with NXT if he passes. During an interview with Chris Van Vliet (which you can see above), the two-time TNA World Cup winner said that competing in the WWE is an ultimate goal.
“Man, that’s a dream of mine. That 5-years old growing up still wants that WrestleMania moment. It’s such an awesome company. I’d much rather have an opportunity with NXT or WWE. That’s my ultimate goal. Even when I was with TNA guys would ask me and I’d say “The goal is WWE. It’s WrestleMania”… I’m only 34, age is not that big of a deal for me anymore," said Gunner.
Gunner has been a free agent since leaving TNA Wrestling in 2015. If he were to pop up in NXT, he hopes to cross paths with a familiar face.
“I’ve always liked working with Eric Young. It’s weird because he was in TNA with me but we only wrestled probably two or three times but he’s so good and I’d love to do a feud with him," Gunner said.
You can see the full interview above.