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Trivia / Billy Gunn

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  • Actor-Inspired Element: He got paired with Torrie Wilson in 2003 because Torrie was asked to give Vince a list of the people she wanted to work with - and his name was at the top of the list.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Regretful of his singles push after the New Age Outlaws first broke up, saying he didn't fully commit to it.
    • He viewed his entire run in TNA as a disappointment, besides his partnership with The Beautiful People.
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  • He Also Did: Appeared on an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  • Memetic Mutation: After something Edge said in a 2001 promo, a wrestler messing up an opportunity at a big push is said to have "Billy Gunn'd it" - after his failed King of the Ring push.
  • Money, Dear Boy: He got into wrestling because "I didn't have anything else to do" and needed a paycheck. He became a fan while he was doing it.
  • Old Shame:
    • The "Rock-A-Billy" gimmick where he became the prodigy of the Honky Tonk Man. He said that it might have been good, but the costume and entrance music they picked meant it would have been a disaster. Thankfully it was quickly ended and he hooked up with Road Dogg for a boost.
    • Averted with the controversial 'Billy & Chuck' storyline, as he still enjoyed it.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot:
    • He lost a match against the Right To Censor meaning that he had to drop the 'Mr Ass' moniker. This was due to the PTC protesting against it, and the name having to be constantly bleeped out on re-runs of shows. This is why he was renamed 'The One' Billy Gunn instead.
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    • His 2001 heel turn against Edge got quietly dropped as the Invasion storyline started. Billy was on the WWF side, so became a face again.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: He was released in 2015 after being over the limit on a drug test.
  • What Could Have Been: WWF wanted to give him a push against "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in 1999 to fill a void left by so many main eventers who had left or were injured. Austin apparently refused to even work with him.

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