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DX Member Says All Elite Wrestling Will Be As Good As The Attitude Era

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 16, 1991) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Coliseum in Macon, Georgia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VII’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Tito Santana vs. Ted Oates

2. The Mountie vs. Sonny Blaze

3. 7 Tag Team – Battle Royal

4. Kerry Von Erich vs. Darryl Woodworth

5. Rick Martel vs. Tommy Landell

• DX Member Says All Elite Wrestling Will Be As Good As The Attitude Era

During a recent interview on WINCLY, DX Member & All Elite Wrestling producer Billy Gunn talked about WWE not giving freedom to its performs, AEW focusing on tag team wrestling & more.

Below are the highlights:

On how All Elite Wrestling will focus on Tag Team Wrestling:

“AEW is going to put just as much focus on the tag division as they do the singles. I think tag is a lost art and The Young Bucks are good at what they do.

Tags are really exciting and they haven’t gotten the chance to shine until me and Brian (Road Dogg) were up in WWF. They (WWE) don’t really care about the tag division there, but we will. That’s the difference between us.

If we put a focus on it, and put some mainstream to it, then everybody will take it as a mainstream and not a sideshow.”

On if WWE will give freedom to their performers like they did back in the day:

“I don’t think they’ll do that. I don’t think they’ll relinquish stuff like that…They are a little bit more controlling with their talent and what they can and can’t do.”

On if AEW can be as good as the Attitude Era:

“I think it’s gonna be just as good. At this stage of my career…it’s super neat to see a company like this come along that I get to be a part of. It’s gonna be so new and fresh and fun. You can’t really compare anything to the Attitude Era, I don’t think. Wrestling goes in phases – you had the 80s then the 90s. You had the Attitude Era now you have the PG era.

We’re not in that element – we’re in our own realm. It’s gonna be exciting, fun and refreshing. People are gonna dig it and love everything about it.”

On AEW giving freedom to their performers:

“We’re going forward. We’re bringing everything to light and we’re gonna let these kids do what they do. We’re not gonna hold them back. We’re not gonna stop them from doing what they do. That’s the reason they have a name.

The key word will be ‘freedom’. You have freedom to do what you do. That’s what we had back in the day. I didn’t have people writing stuff for me. I didn’t have people telling me what I can and cannot do. Telling me which moves I can and cannot do.

There’s a circle you’ve got to stay in a little bit of. It’s thinking outside the box, but staying inside the box.”

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