Billy Gunn

American professional wrestler and former professional bull rider
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Monty Kip Sopp (born November 11, 1963 in Orlando, Florida), better known by his ring name Billy Gunn, is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he won the AEW World Trios Championship once with Max Caster and Anthony Bowens.

Billy Gunn
Gunn at Forbidden Door in June 26, 2022
Born (1963-11-01) November 1, 1963 (age 60)
Orlando, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)"Badass" Billy Gunn
Billy
Billy G
Billy Gunn
Cute Kip
Daddy Ass
KIP
Kip Gunn
Kip James
Kip Montana
Kip Sopp
Kip Winchester
Mr. Ass
The G-Man
The New Age Outlaw
"The One" Billy Gunn
The Outlaw
Rockabilly
Billed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Billed weight260 lb (120 kg)
Billed fromAustin, Texas
Orlando, Florida
Trained byJerry Gray
Don Harris
Ron Harris
Debut1989

Gunn is best known for his time with World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWE), where he was en eleven-time tag team champion and the 1999 King of the Ring. He also worked as a trainer for WWE's developmental territory NXT and wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Gunn is also known for being a tag team wrestler and was a part of The Smokin' Gunns with on-screen brother Bart Gunn, the New Age Outlaws with Road Dogg, Billy and Chuck with Chuck and D-Generation X.

His sons Austin and Colten Gunn also wrestle in AEW in the tag team The Gunns.

Career

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All Elite Wrestling

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At All In, Gunn and The Acclaimed would defeat the House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews) to win the AEW World Trios Championship. This was Gunn's first championship in AEW.[1]

Championships

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Gunn held many championships during his professional wrestling career:

Footnotes

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  1. The title was called the "WWF World Tag Team Championship" when Billy and Chuck won it. On May 6, 2002, after a legal dispute with the World Wildlife Fund, the World Wrestling Federation was renamed to World Wrestling Entertainment. And so the title was renamed "WWE World Tag Team Championship".

References

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  1. "AEW All In results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Adam Cole for the AEW World Championship, Will Ospreay vs. Chris Jericho, CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe for the Real World Title, Stadium Stampede". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  2. "World Trios Championship History". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  3. "WWE Hardcore Championship history". WWE. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  4. "WWE Intercontinental Championship history". WWE. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  5. "Raw Tag Team Championship history". WWE. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  6. "World Tag Team Championship history". WWE. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  7. Powell, John (June 28, 1999). "Gunn crowned KOTR". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on January 22, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

Other websites

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