Billy Gunn does not look or wrestle someone like some who is 59 years old. Then, he hinted at immediate retirement during AEW Collision, so what now?
Billy Gunn Seemingly Retires After AEW Collision Match
One of the downsides for pro wrestlers, is they never know when it is time to retire. Often, many are spotted at local Indy shows still wrestling in their 70s.
As expected, those matches show a shell of what they used to be inside the ring. Still, there are exceptions to the rule and that includes Billy Gunn.
He will turn 60 to begin November and now, after seeing AEW Collision, Billy Gunn seemingly retired.
During the show, The Acclaimed & Gunn took on The House of Black for the Trios Championship. The match was not long and Malakai Black pinned Gunn with black mass for the victory.
After the match, Gunn looked upset at what transpired. Then, he unlaced his boots and left them inside the center of the ring. This is very common in wrestling as it indicates the person has decided to retire.
As Gunn headed to the back, The Acclaimed tried to speak with the veteran. He ignored the former champions and went right to the back.
After everything that transpired, his two sons posted to Twitter thanking their dad while also keeping their AEW storyline going.
Gunn joined WWE in the mid 1990s and eventually was partnered with the Road Dogg. Together, they formed the rebellious team known as The New Age Outlaws and won tag team gold seven times. Not long after, they joined the newest version of DX as Triple H became their leader.
After departing WWE, the Hall of Famer would land in AEW as one of the orignal hires. Mostly, he worked with his sons and then The Acclaimed.
So, did Billy Gunn retire on Saturday night or this all part of a storyline AEW running?