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WWE apparently displeased about Billy Gunn wrestling on AEW Dynamite

Last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite featured a Dynamite Dozen Battle Royal match. MJF and Adam Page were the last two competitors in the match, so they will be facing off this week. Billy Gunn was also a part of the match and he garnered a lot of attention from fans and wrestlers alike.

A spot between Gunn and Sonny Kiss was interrupted by MJF as he eliminated Gunn and the fans were unhappy about it.

According to a report by Fightful select, it seems WWE is displeased regarding Gunn’s appearance as he performed using his WWE name.

There were comments about Billy Gunn using his WWE name on AEW Dynamite — more in the sense of displeasure among WWE as opposed to something that would lead to legal action.

It is unlikely WWE will take legal action against AEW for this. They have other things to focus on, especially in improving their product.


  • Soulshroude

    A non WWe source states that the WWe is upset. I’d much rather hear it from the WWe then from second hand sources.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I don’t think WWE really give a damn keep pushing the old WWE guy it work for TNA.

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    That’s almost an Undisputed Era logo on his shirt!

  • Mike the Ike

    I was unaware of this. If that’s the case, then like a double amputee, WWE doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

  • Kip Sopp (Billy Gunn’s real name) owns the trademark to “Billy Gunn” and has since 2016.

  • Mike the Ike

    Oops. That second line should read, unless AAA has US distribution, there might not be anything WWE can do.

  • Mike the Ike

    X-Pac wrestled, I’m assuming, outside the USA. I’m not sure how copy law works outside the US unless they have US distribution. As for Billy Gunn using his name in AEW prior to now, that was before they had a US TV deal, maybe WWE just didn’t care. I would like to see how this lawsuit goes. Regardless of how many times WWE re-ups a copy, after 20 years, no one should be able to.

  • F. Loyd B. Pippin

    X-Pac wrestled on television for AAA using the name X-Pac and using his WWE theme music years ago. And this is the second or third time that Billy has wrestled in an AEW battle royal. Not sure why this is now an issue, unless they haven’t paid attention before, which given the DX induction at the hall of fame isn’t likely.