Billy Gunn is a veteran of the squared circle and there’s no arguing that. Gunn gained worldwide recognition for his work in promotions such as WWE, Impact Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling. He’s currently singed to All Elite Wrestling as an on-screen talent and coach.
Gunn recently appeared on The Sessions with Renee Paquette for an interview and talked about the differences he experienced working for both WWE and AEW. The WWE Hall of Famer noted that he was used to the WWE structure and admitted he’s having a hard time adjusting to the same in AEW.
“Being in that WWE structure for so long, luckily I was there for fourteen years, then I took a break or got fired. I say break, it’s really fired. So I’m very used to that, I am a very structured person. In the wrestling business, the more structured you are, the better things are cause it’s not ‘Hey I tell you this, you tell me that, I tell this, they come back and tell me, I go over your head and get another answer and now everybody’s mad at me.’
“So that’s very uneasy for me. Up [in WWE], there’s one thing and if you don’t like it you ask that one person and they said ‘No, you’ll do it’, so you do it that way. I’m not saying it’s not good at AEW, I’m just saying it’s a little bit on the Wild West side. Which I guess if you’re used to that, then it’s okay. I am not used to that and that’s the hardest adjustment to get is to understand that kind of dynamic of [needing to be on the same page]. I feel that we still have a little bit of too many people being able to do a bunch of different things.”
For those who aren’t aware of the situation, AEW is witnessing a lot of backstage drama these days. The company is set to hold its next big pay-per-view event, All Out, on September 4 as well. Keep reading Ringside News for more.
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