Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Age Outlaws and Johngy

Monty Sopp and Brian Armstrong have wrestled professionally since 1993. Together and apart, under several different names, they have experienced a decent amount of success. Their high point of success and popularity came in the WWE, when they wrestled as the tag-team, the New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg).
When I met the duo, they were wrestling in TNA Wrestling and they were feuding. However, at the signing, they were seated at the same table and seemed quite friendly. This caused some confusion for some of the people in attendance.
I am not talking just about 10 year olds who don't understand the entire world of pro wrestling. I actually heard several 'adults' question how they could be sitting at the same table, if they were really feuding (and they weren't just being sarcastic). I was a bit scared at this point.
Of course, these 'brilliant' fans didn't seem to notice these TNA stars known as Kip James and BG James, were billed as Billy Gunn and Road Dogg. Their display table featured photos from various parts of their careers in both WWE and TNA.
For their part, the pair hammed it up in the photos, playing up their feud. I even joked with them about stepping in between them. These guys had fun with it. They even delicately sidestepped the feud question from some serious fans.
Kip James, BG James and me in Elgin, IL-early 2008.

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