The Gunns claim they are done with The Acclaimed after AEW Revolution.
On the February 8 edition of AEW Dynamite, Austin and Colten Gunn defeated The Acclaimed to win the AEW World Tag Team Championships. All Elite Wrestling announced the following week that The Gunns would defend their titles in a four-way match at AEW Revolution on March 5.
The challengers will be former champions The Acclaimed and the winners of two separate battle royales. The winner of the first traditional battle royale were Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal. The fourth and final team will be decided in a Casino Battle Royale on the March 1 edition of AEW Dynamite.
Speaking on Under The Ring, The Gunns were asked about things going sour with The Acclaimed. Colten answered:
“It’s unfortunate. We were friends, we were kind of at the same place and they did some bad things, so did my dad. Things that me and Austin could not forgive.”
“We had to take the most important thing away from them and that was the AEW tag titles. We did exactly what we said. That whole thing, after this pay-per-view, is in the rearview.”
“I’m done with it. We did what we had to do. We once were friends and now we’re not, that’s the end of it. That’s all me and Austin will say about it. We’re done and moving on after we beat them again.”
Speaking about their title victory, Austin said:
“We always like to check in on podcasts and listen to podcasts, just in case, we’re listening to veterans, but just to see if we’re doing the right things. Of course, you can’t ignore Twitter.”
“Everyone hates us on Twitter, everyone hates on Instagram. Over time, you look at that and go, ‘Am I doing the right thing? Am I doing everything right?’ I look at Colten and go, ‘Hell yeah we’re doing the right thing.'”
“When I was pinning Bowens in the middle of the ring, and that crowd went silent and I looked at their faces and they were like [stunned]. We ripped their hearts out.”
“America’s top team, AEW’s top tag team that everybody loves, add my dad on top of that, he had the chance to pick right and choose us every single time when it comes to our childhood, us in the ring, us against The Acclaimed, he had every chance and opportunity to come on our side and be with us and he dropped the ball. He chose wrong.”
“The only person I can trust in this business is Colten. When I saw that whole crowd and just us rip their hearts out, it was the best feeling in the world. All our hard work goes into one moment and we finally get the tag straps. You can’t stop us now.”
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