Billy Gunn has questioned Triple H’s recent policy of re-signing a number of former WWE and NXT Superstars.
As Triple H assumed creative control of WWE’s main roster he wasted little time in reshaping the immediate future of the company.
As well as shining a spotlight on some of WWE’s more underutilised talents, The Game has also brought back a number of stars who had been previously released by Vince McMahon, many of which he had worked with in NXT.
Among the stars who have returned the company are former NXT Champions Johnny Gargano and Karrion Kross, as well as the likes of Dakota Kai, Hit Row and IYO SKY.
While the returns have gone down well with the majority of fans, it appears that not everyone has been impressed. Speaking during a recent appearance on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Billy Gunn, who worked with Triple H for a number of years in WWE, described the situation as a weird power play.
“Like it’s weird. Like, you get rid of them, and then he [Triple H] comes back and then he hires them back. I don’t know if that’s kind of like a power play that he’s pulling. Like, I don’t know, I don’t really keep up with what’s going on there because it has nothing to do with me anymore.
So every time I hear something or see something or all these people are coming back, you’re going okay it’s a power play and he’s trying to you know, kind of cement his little this is what I’m here for and this is what I’m doing. But you almost feel like okay, you have to do that. If I’m bringing you back, you have to do some kind of changes. Yeah, I don’t know what that’s all about to be honest with you.”
Billy Gunn worked with WWE from 1993 until 2004, enjoying his most successful run alongside Triple H as part of D-Generation X. The faction remain one of the most popular acts in WWE history, while Gunn won the Hardcore Title, Intercontinental Title and multiple-tag team championships while wearing the black and green.
Gunn later returned to WWE in 2012 remining with the company until 2015, although he continued to make sporadic appearances following his departure.
The Attitude Era star is currently signed to AEW.
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