Billy Gunn has admitted that he wanted to “punch Triple H in the mouth” when he referred to AEW as a “pissant company” back in 2019.
At the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony Triple H caused a stir during his acceptance speech as D-X were inducted alongside the likes of the Hart Foundation and The Honky Tonk Man.
During the speech, Triple did an impersonation of Vince McMahon saying he would fire anyone he wanted. To which Billy Gunn joked that he couldn’t be fired. (Gunn had recently signed with AEW) As the crowd chanted “AEW,” Triple H shot back that McMahon, would “buy that pissant company, just to fire you again.”
Speaking during a Q&A with For The Love of Wrestling, Billy Gunn and Road Dogg were asked about the comments. Gunn admitted that he wanted to punch The Game in the mouth, light-heartedly suggesting that he led it go because his wife told him to.
“I let it go strictly because my wife told me to [laughs]. When everybody starts chanting AEW at the Hall of Fame, he’s got to try and shut it down somehow and whatever goes through his head, goes through his head, I’m not in control of that other than I could have punched him in the mouth. It’s what it is. I’m gonna bypass that.”
Road Dogg joked, “We put the ‘fun’ in ‘dysfunctional family.'”
Billy Gunn went on to discuss the differences between the locker rooms in AEW, and WWE, describing his new home as much more loosely structured.
“The locker room difference is, there’s not as much pressure with AEW as there is with WWE. It’s a little bit lighter structure, which kind of drives me nuts, just a little bit. We’re a lot younger. A lot of the guys in WWE have been through the developmental system. It’s a younger locker room.
Everybody is into helping everybody and trying to understand what’s going on. They all haven’t been in that system up there, that system up there, for me, is a lot more structured, which I like. It’s a little loose in our locker room, but it’s good and fun. I get all my information through my boys because I don’t hang out with anybody. That’s not my wheelhouse. I’m not in the office, I’m not there yet, I’m just in my own room.”
Billy Gunn made his in-ring debut back in the late 1980’s eventually signing with the WWF in 1993 as one half of the Smoking Gunns. In the years that followed he became part of D-X, and teamed with Road Dogg as the New Age Outlaws. The pair went on to become of the most popular teams in history winning tag team gold on six occasions.
Gunn signed with AEW in 2019 where he teams with his sons Colten and Austin as The Gunn Club. The veteran was most recently in action on the April 15th edition of Rampage where the Gunn Club were defeated by the Blackpool Combat Club.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.