Austin Gunn

American professional wrestler

Austin Sopp (born August 26, 1994) is an American professional wrestler. He currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and competes under the ring name Austin Gunn and is one third of the current Unified World Trios Champions.

Austin Gunn
Austin (left) and his brother Colten (right) at Forbidden Door on June 26, 2022
Born (1994-08-26) August 26, 1994 (age 29)
Orlando, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Austin Gunn
Billed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Billed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Billed fromOrlando, Florida
Trained byBilly Gunn
The Dudley Boyz
DebutMarch 18, 2017

He wrestles in a tag team called The Gunns with his real-life younger brother Colten. His father is professional wrestler Billy Gunn, who also wrestles in All Elite Wrestling.

During his time in AEW, Gunn has been a one-time AEW World Tag Team Champion and Unified World Trios Champion.

Career change

All Elite Wrestling change

On January 9, 2020, it was announced that Gunn had signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[1]

On the January 14 episode of Dark, Gunn made his AEW in-ring debut. He teamed with his father Billy Gunn as The Gunn Club. They defeated Peter Avalon and Shawn Spears but Gunn tore his PCL in the match.[2]

On the November 4 of Dynamite, Gunn made his return to in-ring action from injury. He teamed with his father and Cody Rhodes to defeat The Dark Order (10, John Silver, and Colt Cabana).[3] On November 17 episode of Dark, The Gunn Club would be joined by Austin's brother Colten. They would defeat BSHP King, Joey O’Riley, and Sean Maluta.[4] On the February 11, 2022 episode of Rampage, Austin and Colten would face Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) for the AEW World Tag Team Championships but lost.[5]

On February 8, 2023 episode of Dynamite, The Gunn's would defeat The Acclaimed (Max Caster and Anthony Bowens) to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships. This was Austin's first championship in AEW.[6] They would lose the titles to FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) on the April 5 episode of Dynamite in a Title vs. Career match.[7]

References change

  1. "Austin Gunn Signs With AEW". Fightful. Retrieved October 15, 2023.
  2. "Daily Update: Jeff Hardy-Sheamus, Naomi, Adesanya vs. Costa". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 15, 2023.
  3. "AEW Dynamite 11/4/20 Results: Pac Returns, Miro's AEW Singles Match Debut & More!". Fightful. Retrieved October 15, 2023.
  4. "11/17 AEW Dark results: Starr's review of Jack Evans vs. Christopher Daniels, Joey Janela vs. Marko Stunt, TNT vs. Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus, Thunder Rosa vs. Lindsay Snow, Frankie Kazarian vs. Griff Garrison". Retrieved October 15, 2023.
  5. "AEW Rampage Spoilers For 2/11/22 (Taped On 2/9/22)". Fightful. Retrieved October 15, 2023.
  6. "2/8 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of MJF vs. Konosuke Takeshita, and Jamie Hayter vs. The Bunny in eliminator matches, Bryan Danielson vs. Rush, The Acclaimed vs. Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn for the AEW Tag Titles, The Elite vs. AR Fox and Top Flight for the AEW Trios Titles, Ricky Starks runs the JAS Gauntlet". Retrieved October 15, 2023.
  7. "4/5 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of The Gunns vs. FTR for the AEW Tag Titles (or FTR must leave AEW), Jamie Hayter vs. Riho for the AEW Women's Title, House of Black vs. Best Friends for the AEW Trios Titles, Hook vs. Ethan Page for the FTW Title, Ricky Starks vs. Juice Robinson, Sammy Guevara vs. Komander, Tony Khan's announcement". Retrieved October 15, 2023.