• Billy Gunn Reveals Why ‘Billy & Chuck’ Gimmick Won’t Work Today
During a recent interview with WSVN-TV Entertainment, Old School WWF Veteran Billy Gunn commented on if he has apologized to Triple H for shooting on him, why the Billy and Chuck relationship gimmick wouldn’t work now and more.
Below are the highlights:
On if he has apologized to Triple for shooting on him:
“Oh of course I did. It was mostly for me because a lot of it was in my recovery program from being an addict. So a lot of it came from that but I don’t blame it on that at all because all my actions and everything I did were me. It’s more or less so I don’t feel guilty. I felt bad for saying all of those things because everything I said was not true, so I just wanted to clear the air. Like if I do something to you and I feel bad about it, I’ll come back and apologize, you can take it or you don’t have to take it, it’s ok. It’s not selfish, it’s to help me and to stay where I need to stay safe and I’ve been safe for 8 years.”
On why the Billy and Chuck relationship gimmick wouldn’t work now:
“It wouldn’t be as surprising because there’s so much diversity and now we have transgender bathrooms and all this other stuff. So nowadays it’s like ‘Oh you’re gay? Oh that’s awesome.’ It’s not that big of a deal. When we did it, it was still kind of that way but it was still a behind the door kind of thing. When we did that, wrestling became instantly real because I had so many people that said to me ‘I knew you were gay. I knew it the entire time you worked here.’ That’s how much they bit into it.”
• Plans For Extreme Rules 2018 Main Event Changed?
As we noted before, the following two matches were being originally advertised for next month’s Extreme Rules 2018 PPV:
– Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley vs. Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (Main Event from RAW)
– Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass (Main Event from SmackDown Live)
However, new matches are now being advertised for next month’s Extreme Rules 2018 PPV and you can check them out below:
– Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
– Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
– Ronda Rousey in action
While these matches are the only matches that are being advertised as of now, there’s a pretty good chance that these matches don’t actually end up being the main matches on the PPV and that they are just early advertised matches.
Expect a WWE Championship match to be the main event from SmackDown Live. Regarding the main event from the RAW side, it’s very much possible that a #1 contenders match takes place in the main event of the show, with the winner facing Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam 2018.
This was also the main event of last year’s Extreme Rules PPV, where Samoa Joe earned the right to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.