Billy Gunn

Billy Gunn: “It Was Tanahashi Who Asked To Fight Me”

Many fans criticized that New Japan scheduled at Billy Gunn against Hiroshi Tanahashi on the second night of Special G1 , believing that their styles are very different. Gunn joined New Japan in November last year, when Yoshitatsu introduced him as the new member of the Hunter Club.

Gunn and Yoshitatsu competed together in the World Tag League , finishing with a score of three wins and four losses, but besides that and a participation in the New Japan Rumble of Wrestle Kingdom 11, Gunn has not appeared much in the Japanese company.

About his participation in the New Japan tour, Gunn was interviewed by Justin Barrasso for his Extra Mustard section of Sports Illustrated :

“It was a huge honor to work for New Japan in that fight. We went out and did our thing. Tanahashi is simply amazing, and I achieved the greatest experience I had had in a long time. It was Tanahashi who asked to fight me, which was flattering.

“I thought I would no longer have opportunities for high profile fights at this stage of my career. Also, I was pleased to see Jim Ross commenting on the fight, because I love when he recounts my work.


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