AEW producer, Billy Gunn recently spoke about the company and how he believes this era will be similar to the Attitude Era. Below are some highlights with a H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.
On being in a similar role to Road Dogg:
“I’d like to say that he’s in a little bit higher position than I am because he’s running a whole division… But it’s cool how our paths crossed similarly but in different companies,” stated Gunn.
On the new era being similar to the Attitude Era:
“I think it’s gonna be just as good,” said Gunn. “At this stage of my career…it’s super neat to see a company like this come along that I get to be a part of. It’s gonna be so new and fresh and fun. You can’t really compare anything to the Attitude Era, I don’t think. Wrestling goes in phases – you had the 80s then the 90s. You had the Attitude Era now you have the undisputed/PG era.
“We’re not in that element – we’re in our own realm. It’s gonna be exciting, fun and refreshing. People are gonna dig it and love everything about it.”
On the importance of freedom:
“The key word will be freedom. You have freedom to do what you do. That’s what we had back in the day. I didn’t have people writing stuff for me. I didn’t have people telling me what I can and cannot do. Telling me which moves I can and cannot do.”