Billy Gunn Discusses The Billy & Chuck Angle, Dolph Ziggler, More
Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) and Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) of Aftermath Radio on thescore.com and iTunes chat with former WWE Superstar and 10 time Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn (@RealBillyGunn). Highlights:
His wrestling career, what keeps his career going at the independents level (including this weekend where he will appear for www.CWIwrestling.com), also talking about his work ethic in the independent shows:
“I still enjoy what I do. I love what I do because it’s probably the one thing that I am really good at. It’s hard to really give up. I still love seeing the people, I still love getting out in front of people, I still love seeing the fans, I still love what this business has to offer.”
*Pairing up with The Road Dogg to form The New Age Outlaws, how did he feel that he was going to be pared with him, what was his reaction, and also about becoming part of D-Generation X:
*Is there a possibility of a New Age Outlaws reunion in the near future in WWE, particularly because Road Dogg is currently behind the scenes with WWE:
*On the “life partner” ceremony with Chuck Palumbo on an episode of Smackdown as “Billy and Chuck” and receiving so much media attention.
How far was he willing to go in that scenario as a performer with Billy and Chuck:
“As far as I needed to, cause it was my job. People look at whole scenario different than I do. I look at it as it was my job, they came to me and Chuck and said were gonna go this direction…I would have gone as far as needed.”
Comparisons of him to current WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler – does he agree? Also on Dolph’s in ring skills as a performer for WWE now:
“I think he’s got great potential, and I think hes one of there best talents WWE has. A little bit longer and he will be a big star, I think he is extremely talented.”
*Being a singles competitor in WWE, winning the King Of The Ring in 1999, facing The Rock at Summerslam 1999, did he think at his time in WWE , but never being considered to be WWE champion and why
*Well known for being a tag team wrestler in WWE, what his is opinion on tag team wrestling today, and does he feel that there is a career to be made in wrestling as a tag team competitor today.
How he was never a fan of pro wrestling growing up and the business found him – taking about the Harris Brothers beating him up for 4 hours straight in the beginning of his training:
“I never watched wrestling kid, never wanted to be a wrestler, never wanted to get in this business. I just fell into this business, and then again the tag team stuff that just fell in my lap. It was something that was so exciting to me.”
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