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Billy Gunn Clears the Air on His Recent WWE Release, Talks WWE’s Decision to Use DX and NWO in Sting vs Triple H at ‘Mania and More

Former WWE NXT trainer Billy Gunn recently appeared on the 200th episode celebration of the Pancakes and Powerslams Show. During the interview, Gunn cleared the air about his WWE release, and what it means for a return in the future. He also explained the backstage decision of using DX and the nWo during the Sting vs. Triple H match at WrestleMania 31.

On his recent WWE release, Gunn had the following to say:

“The first thing I want to make clear is the powerlifting meet that I went to. I wasn’t on it to win that powerlifting contest because it was me against me anyway. I popped on their test, because I was over their test limit. Let’s face it: I’m 52 years old. I have my [prescription] from the doctor, but it was the way it all came out is what they had to do. I don’t blame them at all, and I’m going to take every single bit of it because it wasn’t fair to NXT for what Hunter had done for the company. What he’s done with that brand is amazing. [WWE] had to do what they had to do. They did it, and I’m perfectly fine with it, and hopefully one day they’ll hire me back because I feel I was a pretty good coach. It’s just the way it all came out. It wasn’t anything that WWE did; they [had] to do what they did, and I feel like I let the NXT kids down. I never, ever wanted to do that. Ever. So I’ll take that.”

On the decision to use the NWO and DX in the Sting vs Triple H match at WrestleMania:

“You’re really looking for moments. It is a Sting moment, because it’s the first WrestleMania he’s ever been in and he’s wrestling Hunter. But then again, from a company standpoint, how do we get the most out of this because our fanbase is not really a Sting fanbase? Sting being there is a big moment, but when you have DX and nWo behind that, it makes a little bigger in the majority of the people’s eyes. I’m not meaning to downplay Sting in any moment, but the way I look at it, it was just a bigger moment at a WrestleMania, rather than just that single moment.” When asked if he thought Triple H beating Sting was a good or bad idea, he responded, “I don’t know if I have an opinion either way. It could have went either way. I’m just up in the air about that. They all know a lot more than I do, so I just leave it up to them.”