Road Dogg Claims Billy Gunn Was Originally Booked For DX Reunion
Billy Gunn was also broken hearted about missing the DX reunion
Speaking on his Oh You Didn't Know podcast, Road Dogg has claimed Billy Gunn was originally booked for the D-Generation X reunion on the October 10 episode of Raw, with Gunn even telling his New Age Outlaws tag team partner that he was "in." Soon after, though, plans for Gunn to be a part of the reunion fell through.
"It broke my heart, and I believe it broke his too. In all actuality, Hunter was not happy about it either. Shawn and X-Pac weren't either. We wanted the band, all that we could get back together. Chyna is there in spirit. That didn't happen. From what I understand, and I'm not in those inner circles anymore, and for my sanity rightfully so and thankful. I don't know the exact reason, but I was told everything that we could do was done, and we couldn't come together," Road Dogg said.
"During the day prior, I texted him, 'Hey, are you going to be able to make it? Have you found out any answers yet?' He said, 'Yes, I'm in.' I was like, 'Oh my God, that's awesome.' Literally, before I landed at home, I found out he was not in. I texted him back and he wasn't happy either. It just didn't work, no matter what. I understand. Whatever. I understand we're [AEW and WWE] not huge fans of each other from a business standpoint. It was a big deal, and I feel like he got ripped off and didn't live it with us. I'm sorry for that. I know he is too."
Gunn was referenced at the DX reunion during Road Dogg's trademark introduction before Corey Graves mentioned Gunn was "doing something with office equipment these days."
The WWE Hall of Famer is a coach and in-ring talent in All Elite Wrestling as part of The Acclaimed. He is a key figure in the group through their trademark "Scissor Me Daddy Ass!" catchphrase.
A Billy Gunn appearance at the DX reunion was considered unlikely as relations between AEW and WWE have become frosty again since the new regime of Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Nick Khan replaced Vince McMahon in July.
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