It appears there may be more signs of backstage heat between AEW talent off the back of the November 19 Full Gear pay-per-view.
It’s become increasingly apparent in recent months that there’s some divisiveness between certain camps in the AEW locker room, with one of those camps headed up by company EVPs the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega.
‘Jungle Boy’ Jack Perry and Colten Gunn got into a bit of an exchange on social media which appears to have referenced some of that divisiveness.
It started with Gunn commenting on a photo of Perry from the pay-per-view, with: “Kid wants to be a Gunn so bad”.
Perry then responded with: “I don’t know… I think I prefer being booked on the PPVs”.
Gunn’s reply to that is what raises eyebrows, as he then said: “I guess if we changed with the bucks and stayed up until 6 am with the boss we could get a spot too”.
At the very least this is a reference to some of the backstage unrest in AEW, but what’s unclear is whether Gunn is genuinely making the comment from a place of animosity, or if he’s just playing up the situation.
Many fans were rightfully up in arms about Tony Khan not booking FTR on Full Gear, and the most obvious opponents for them would have been Austin & Colten Gunn.
Perry beat Luchasaurus in a steel cage match that opened the main Full Gear pay-per-view, while the Bucks and Omega were unsuccessful in challenging Death Triangle for the AEW World Trios Championship.
However, a best-of-seven series between the two trios has now been announced – with the Full Gear match counting as the first of the series – culminating on January 11.
The second match in the series will take place on this coming Wednesday’s November 23 Dynamite in Chicago, and it’ll be VERY interesting to see how the crowd reacts to the Bucks and Omega.
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