Monday of the last week on RAW, WWE celebrated a small tribute to D-Generation X on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its foundation. However, one of its most popular members, billy gunnmember of the roster of AEW, could not appear in the program.
Over the last few days, there has been talk in the media about why he could not attend the event, and Dave Meltzer, a journalist for Wrestling Observer, has shed some light on the case by clarifying that there was disagreements between WWE and AEW.
Apparently, Billy Gunn and WWE asked Tony Khan’s company for permission on the occasion of the DX meeting. AEW was open to allowing Gunn, one of its employees, to appear in the competing company, but made one condition: that it be pointed out in some way that the legend was member of All Elite Wrestling.
According to Meltzer, WWE did not want to access to the request and stood firm, so the negotiations broke down. However, there was a time when it was thought that Gunn could make an appearance, and WWE even prepared some issues for Billy Gunn to travel to New York, the city where RAW took place.
As a curiosity, in the event that an agreement had finally been reached, WWE would have had an AEW fighter and a New Japan Pro Wrestling champion (Karl Anderson) in the same show, a rare opening in the company of Connecticut.
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