WWE Hall of Famer Billy Gunn’s Wife is recently commented on “The Gunn Show”. The show has been the center of some attention recently. It revolved around Tony Gunn who is an OVM Wrestler. On The Monday Lock Room show, Ted McNaler and Bin Hamin spoke about the entire issue.
According to McNaler, Tony received a Cease and Desist letter from AEW Producer Billy Gunn.
Billy Gunn on "The Billy Gunn" show
"I was recently told that 'Tony Gunn, you can no longer use the gimmick 'The Gunn Show'', that's it's been trademarked by someone on a bigger stage, a bigger platform," Gunn said.
"And that means that what I've been building over these past three or four years, building my brand, building who I am, is gone. Down to the music that I've had made, I cannot use. Down to my wrestling gear, my catchphrases that I say on the mic, what I'm referred to in the wrestling business 'The Gunn Show'
To my merchandise that I have I cannot sell anymore. I can't do any of it. I've been stripped away of it all. And I've never felt this way before. I've never had my wrestling identity stolen from me. I never thought that could happen to me.
Recently, Paula Sopp, who is Billy Gunn’s wife, stated that Tony never received a cease and desist letter. She spoke about this with WrestleZone and stated that Billy Gunn had only trademarked that term. "We reached via text message to OVW, to let them know that we aren't trying to be a$$holes but we trademarked 'Gunn Show' and please let Tony know he can't use it," Paula stated.
"He's upset that he can't use it anymore, which is understandable. We have been going thru leaps and bounds to trademark The Gunn name and everything related to it, including Gunn Show. We've hired an attorney last year for our trademarks.
We've spent thousands of dollars for our trademarks. "Billy Gunn has worked over 25 years using the Gunn name, professionally and on the Indy scene. Tony should have reached out to us and talked to us as a PROFESSIONAL, and we could have worked something out.
Instead, he went to podcasts, social media and wrestling dirt sheets. As a professional, whether it's owning a business or a wrestling name, you have to protect yourself and your identity. If you've been around longer than 5 years in the wrestling business, you should know this!