On AEW Dynamite on Wednesday, The Gunn Club shocked the world by beating The Acclaimed for the AEW Tag Team Championships. The sibling duo of Colten and Austin Gunn used the title belts to hit their opponents in the head before pinning Anthony Bowens to win their first championships in AEW.
The win came very early in the duos career. While Austin has been a presence in the company since 2020 when he teamed with his father, WWE Hall of Famer Billy Gunn, Colten Gunn has only been wrestling for two years.
He spent eight weeks of training before he wrestled his first match in AEW. His first match was a tag team match with his dad against Bear Country, whilst his second was against Darby Allin and the legendary Sting.
Now Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn wrestle without their father, who left the Gunn Club to join up with The Acclaimed. Alongside Max Caster and Anthony Bowens he is part of one of the most popular teams in the world and goes by the name “Daddy Ass”. The catchphrase “Scissor Me Daddy Ass” has become incredibly over and resulted in one of the highest selling t-shirts in ProWrestlingTees history.
The Gunn Club On Winning The AEW Tag Team Championships
Austin and Colten Gunn recently appeared on Busted Open Radio, discussing their big victory over the Acclaimed and how far they had come since their debut just two years prior. Speaking for himself first, Colten Gunn said;
“I don’t know if a lot of people know this, but I’ve only been wrestling for two years. I was on TV after eight weeks of training, my first match on TV was against Sting. I don’t know, I’m really good at this and my one goal was to win the tag team championship with my brother and I did that.
Another thing, me and Austin have been broken from my dad for like four to six months, we’ve had maybe 10 TV matches together and we’re already champions. People are like ‘this is the peak,’ this isn’t even the beginning for me and Austin and I just want to reiterate that and let people not forget that we’ve only been doing this for less than 10 TV matches. That moment was awesome, we’re champions and you can’t take that away from us.”
This was followed up by The Gunn Club’s Austin Gunn, who added;
That is what I love, I love seeing them just in shock because we’re taking over, we’re the head of this division. We now have the tag team title belts, come get them, we’re the best to ever do this. Second-generation, up-and-coming AEW superstars. Name a team that’s better than The Gunns, there isn’t. There’s nobody, nobody that can touch us.”
While no rematch has been announced, it is likely that The Acclaimed will face The Gunn Club at AEW Revolution 2023 for the AEW Tag Team Championships.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.