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Billy Gunn Has Two Stress Fractures In His Back, Has No Problem Just Being The Acclaimed’s Sidekick

When Billy Gunn finally retires, will it be at the hands of the current AEW International Champion, Will Ospreay?

All Elite Wrestling‘s Billy Gunn was a recent guest on INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet. When asked how he feels about Will Ospreay, Gunn says he doesn’t know what it is about Ospreay, but he loves him.

“I don’t know what it is about that kid; I love him,” Billy Gunn said. “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. And I love that, I don’t know I just love that kid.”

When asked if he knew when his potential retirement match would take place, Gunn said he was unsure as he’s feeling pretty good at the moment.

“I wish I knew,” Billy Gunn admitted. “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 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 I’m not you know, it’s a struggle. The only thing is a struggle is flying these days. Because I hate it. Yeah, but I mean, as long as I’m still as long as I’m still having fun and doing what I do, and I can bring something to help I’m in, I’m good.”

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