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Billy Gunn Names Will Ospreay as Dream Opponent for Retirement Match

One big thing: Billy Gunn wants Will Ospreay for his final match

AEW star and WWE Hall of Famer Billy Gunn has revealed his dream opponent for his retirement match: Will Ospreay.

• Gunn, 60, is still an active competitor on the AEW roster despite teasing retirement in July 2023.
• He disclosed his retirement match preference during an interview on Insight with Chris Van Vliet.
• Ospreay, the current AEW International Champion, has reportedly expressed interest in retiring Gunn.

Why it matters

Gunn’s choice of Ospreay as his final opponent highlights the generational shift in professional wrestling and the respect veterans have for emerging talent.

What they’re saying

Gunn on Ospreay:

“I don’t know what it is about that kid. I love him, I tell everybody that’s my retirement match. When I retire it’s me and Will, and he just said on some media scrum that he’s in AEW to retire me.”

By the numbers

• Billy Gunn’s age: 60
• Years since Gunn’s WWE Hall of Fame induction: 4 (Class of 2019)

The big picture

While Gunn has his retirement match planned, he still feels he’s contributing value to AEW’s product. This suggests that his in-ring career may continue for the foreseeable future.

Between the lines

Gunn’s admiration for Ospreay stems from their contrasting styles:

• Gunn is known for his power moves and tag team expertise.
• Ospreay is renowned for his high-flying, athletic style.

This potential match-up could create an intriguing clash of wrestling generations and styles.

What do you think about Billy Gunn choosing Will Ospreay as his retirement match opponent? Leave a comment below with your thoughts on this potential dream match!

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