One of Impact Wrestling’s rising stars, Gunner, joined Chad Dukes Versus The World this evening to promote three Impact Wrestling Live Events in Maryland this weekend, on his birthday to boot!
In this interview, Dukes and Gunner discuss his military background, his current angle with Samuel Shaw, his feud with James Storm, working the Baseball stadiums, Eric Young, Jeff Jarrett’s new venture, and his charity efforts with Wounded Warriors and starting an anti-bullying campaign.
Thanks to Gunner for chatting with Chad this afternoon. Follow him on Twitter @TNA_GUNNER.
You can catch Gunner LIVE and in person Friday in Bowie, MD at 7:30 PM; Saturday in Salisbury, MD; and Sunday in Aberdeen, MD for three Impact Wrestling World Tour Events against ECIII.
Impact Wrestling also returns to pay-per-view Sunday June 15th for Slammiversary.
On teaming and feuding with former partner Storm:
I’ve always been a tag team fan so to get a chance to team with Storm was great because he had been in two very important and very successful tag teams, as far as Beer Money and America’s Most Wanted. I was at home for 8 or 9 months kinda, sitting in limbo, wondering what was going on, but when they brought me back to team with James, who’s one of the stars of the company, that was obviously a good position for me to be in. We had a fun run and then we got the opportunity to work with each other and carry on a fairly successful storyline that lasted for 5 or 6 months that the fans got invested in it. He’s a guy who goes out and works hard and I tend to think that I work hard. When you put two guys in the ring like that they wanna give, the best product.
On performing on the Basebrawl shows in baseball stadiums:
It’s a different vibe because you don’t have the acoustics that you do inside of a building as far as the crowd. It’s just really cool, it’s an outside environment, reminds me of the old WrestleMania when I was a kid out at the old Caesar’s Palace and all that stuff, always enjoy those outside venues.
On TNA World Champion Eric Young:
Eric is one of the most entertaining and most well deserved guys that I think they’ve finally put the title on. He’s been there for a long time. It’s a different time in wrestling, you look at wrestling back in the 90’s it was all 250-300lb guys. I think it’s really good for the business that it’s changed to where certain weight classes are getting that opportunity, like when Austin Aries had the title, I think it’s good because it gives those guys an opportunity, like Aries, he’s an amazing talent in the ring, for those guys to get a chance to run with the title, I think it’s good for the business.