During this past Wednesday’s All Elite Wrestling Dark taping, it was revealed that Austin Gunn signed with AEW.
Austin Gunn’s first AEW appearance was, in actuality, a dark match. Earlier this month, he teamed with his father, Billy Gunn, in a winning effort against Shawn Spears and Preston Vance. While the father and son duo won, the match in question wasn’t aired on this week’s Dark; it will air on the January 15th episode. Humorously, the crowd chanted “Ass Boy” at the younger Gunn. Austin and Billy would have a fan-pleasing moment after the fact, as a young child dressed as Orange Cassidy entered the ring. Following a series of “devastating” kicks, the child covered Billy for a pinfall victory.
A relative newcomer to professional wrestling, Austin Gunn started his career in 2017. Since then, he has accomplished a fair amount, including participating in the Ring of Honor Prospect Tournament last year. Though he lost to Dak Draper in the finals, Gunn had a solid showing. Additionally, Gunn appeared for a number of independent promotions, including MCW Pro Wrestling. He also appeared in the 15-Man Over Budget Battle Royal at All In. Little did viewers know that this would be a sign of things to come for the 25-year-old son of a Bad Ass.
With the signing of Austin Gunn, AEW looks to be continually building for the future.
It’s important to note that while Gunn hasn’t been active in wrestling for a long time, he has plenty of potential to make it big. In fact, it seemed like Ring of Honor saw potential in him, as it was reported that the company signed him back in 2019. While the terms of the deal were unknown, it was apparent that the deal in question wasn’t long-term. He would go on to wrestle dates across various promotions before ultimately signing with AEW.
Congratulations to Gunn on this achievement and best to luck to him in AEW!