Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, TV Tropes is proud to present the SIX-TIME CHAMPIONS OF THE WOOOOOOOOOOOORLD! "The Bad Ass" Billy Gunn. "The Road Dogg" Jesse James. THE NEW! AGE! OUTLAWS!
The New Age Outlaws were a Professional Wrestling Tag Team in the WWF made up of "Road Dogg" Jesse James and "Badd Ass" Billy Gunn. The duo achieved high levels of success after joining the stable D-Generation X in 1998, becoming extremely popular and becoming of the most popular duos of the WWF's Attitude Era.
Upon parting ways with the WWF, the team reformed in several promotions, mostly notably in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling where, under the ringnames B.G. James and Kip James, they performed collectively as the James Gang and then as the Voodoo Kin Mafia (the latter of which was a play on the initials of their former boss in the WWF, Vince McMahon). The team returned to periodic active competition in WWE under its original name in 2013 (with both members also having full-time backstage jobs with the company as well, until Billy Gunn signed with All Elite Wrestling as producer in 2019).
They are six-time tag team champions in WWE, having held the WWF World Tag Team Championship five times and the WWE Tag Team Championship once. They were also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside the rest of the DX army in 2019.
- Badass Crew: Taken Up to Eleven when they joined D-Generation X, becoming a Tag Team within a Power Stable.
- Camp Straight: Billy Gunn, a man infatuated with asses, but who wasn't necessarily gay.
- Catchphrase: "YOUR ASS BETTER CAAAAAAAAALLLL SOMEBODY!"
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder:
- Roadie revealing that he, not Jeff Jarrett, had "sung" "With My Baby Tonight".
- The team formed after Flash Funk had defeated Rockabilly on Shotgun Saturday Night and the renamed Road Dogg had convinced Rockabilly to leave the Honky Tonk Man and team with him. Rockabilly agreed, nailing HTM with his guitar. Extra notable due to HTM having managed the two in recent tag matches, victories included, before this.
- "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "Oh, you didn't know?"
- Jerkass: Oh boy were they surly.
- Odd Couple: One was a showman-esque wrestler and member of an illustrious wrestling family who wore street clothes to the ring and had a voice of velvet. The other had an unrelated brother who is a power wrestler who wore just wrestling shorts and boots and had average mic skills. Together, they... win tag team titles!
- Red Baron: The Road Dogg had "Roadie", "The Real Double J", and "Road Dogg", Billy had "Rockabilly", "Bad Ass", "Mr. Ass", and "The One"
- Underwear of Power: Billy Gunn.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Before teaming with each other, James was Jeff Jarrett's roadie, and Gunn was a cowboy with his "brother" in The Smoking Guns.
- Wrestling Family: Road Dogg is a member of the Armstrong wrestling family.