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Billy Gunn Reveals His Retirement Opponent In AEW

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During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, WWE Hall of Famer & current AEW star Billy Gunn said his retirement opponent is going to be Will Ospreay, who is the current AEW International Champion.

Here’s what the DX member said:

“I don’t know what it is about that kid. I love him, I tell everybody that’s my retirement match. When I retire it’s me and Will, and he just said on some media scrum that he’s in AEW to retire me. Because his work really isn’t me, it’s so opposite of me. But I love him, he’s good, he’s very energetic. Just the stuff he does is amazing. He’s so athletic and could do so much stuff. But he has charisma with it and he’s very good at that. I love that, I don’t know, I just love that kid.”

When asked when he’s going to retire, the former King of the Ring said:

“I wish I knew. I don’t feel too bad. But a lot of it is the way that I take care of myself. I mean, yeah, do I wake up and everything until I get moving? Yeah. I just found out I have two stress fractures in my back, but they don’t stop me from doing what I do, it doesn’t hinder me. But I can still do what I do at a pretty good level.

I mean, I’m not gonna go out there and go 25 minutes with Will (Ospreay), that ain’t happening. But do I still have equity in the company? Can I still bring something? Damn right I can, because the minute I step out there those people go nuts and they start saying my name.

So as long as I bring value and it’s not, you know, if I go out there and they go, ‘Oh God, really?’ The first time I hear that I’ll quit. But as long as I can do something to help The Acclaimed or help the company or help my kids. Yeah, I’ll stay around. There’s no reason I can’t. I have no problem just being The Acclaimed’s sidekick. I love it. Because I get to run around, talk to people, act like a goofball, interact when I want to and work every now and then.

When I work it’s nothing crazy. My kids asked me that they go ‘Did you just take a triple powerbomb? What are you thinking?!’ I went ‘I thought it would help the match.’ (They go) ‘Okay, don’t ever do that again!’ I said okay. Well, I thought in my head it did. But as long as I can do that and I feel good and it’s not a struggle.

The only thing that is a struggle is flying these days. Because I hate it. Yeah, but I mean, as long as I’m still having fun in doing what I do, and I can bring something to help, I’m in. I’m good.”

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