Billy Gunn Is The Oldest Champion In AEW History

Hamish Woodward

At AEW All In, Billy Gunn made history by becoming the oldest champion in AEW history.

The 59-year-old WWE Hall of Famer came out of retirement to team up with The Acclaimed’s Max Caster & Anthony Bowens to take on AEW Trios Champions House of Black.

The Acclaimed had previously tried (and failed) to take the belts from the champion twice before. This was their last chance, and they made the most of it at Wembley Stadium.

Coming out of a two-week retirement, “Bad Ass” Billy Gunn accompanied Bowens and Caster, who serenaded the crowd with a rap referencing Prince Andrew, Meghan Markle, and the Harry Potter series.

The crowd were electric to see Billy Gunn, who became one of the first men to actually fight back against Julia Hart.

Despite being 59-years-old, he looked just as good as he ever did, hitting all his signature moves as if it was still the Attitude Era.

Billy Gunn secured the win for his side, hitting Brody King with the Fame-Asser and pinning him to win the AEW Trios Championship – his first title win since 2014.

This win made Billy Gunn the oldest champion in AEW history. At 59-years-old, he is more than a decade older than Chris Jericho, who won the AEW Championship at the age of 48.

The other oldest champions in AEW history as Frankie Kazarian as AEW Tag Team Champion (42-years-old, although Christopher Daniels was nearly 50 when SCU won the belts), and Samoa Joe as the TNT Champion (44-years-old).

Christian Cage, at 49, would be the oldest TNT Champion ever, but Luchasaurus is the actual champion, and not him.

The only active wrestler who could be the record in AEW is Sting, who wrestled in a tag team match at All In at the age of 64.

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