During the interview, he opened up on Triple H’s jokes about AEW that appeared to be small shots about the newly-launched promotion during the Hall of Fame speech for D-Generation X (Gunn, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, X-Pac, Road Dogg, and Chyna).
Gunn, who now works as a producer for AEW, believes that it was done tastefully and simply stuff that DX would typically do.
“I thought it was done very tastefully, so it was some good, funny stuff that was — yeah, you were right. It’s typical DX stuff. You shoot at something and then you try to knock it down. So yeah, it was good.”
In the speech, Triple H was quoted by stating, “You can always count on ‘ol Billy Gunn to over-promise and under-deliver. We thank you for being out here and being ‘All In’” and “Vince will buy that pissant company just to fire you again.” It should be noted that WWE did edit out the mention of AEW during the ceremony that is currently available in the on-demand section on the WWE Network.
Gunn also talked about if Triple H’s comments about AEW were discussed beforehand. This is where he noted that they had some things planned out but didn’t use any of it. What was said during their speech was all done on the fly.
“We had some stuff we were gonna go to… we had a couple of calls before the Hall of Fame just to kinda figure stuff out. But none of it came true. Because it doesn’t work like that for us. It never has worked like that for us. We’ve always just been, ‘Hey. You point us in the direction, we’re gonna go there. We have no idea what we’re gonna do.’
So when you start planning stuff out, it takes away from what we are. Because I feel like that’s what a lot of things are doing right now, you’re planning a bunch of stuff out. so when something organic happens you don’t react to it, because it’s not in the script. And we’ve never ever been ones to go by the script.”