New Age Outlaws Are Back?
Following the announcement that Road Dogg had been released by WWE, fans speculated that he would be joining AEW to reunite with his old tag team partner Billy Gunn.
Gunn has now sought a trademark on the name of their famed team, adding fuel to the fire.
The following use descriptions were included with Gunn’s USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) filing:
“Hats; Shirts; Socks; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts”
“Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a a professional wrestler and sports entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainment personality; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network”
In October 1997, Billy Gunn and Road Dogg began working together, and before the end of the year, they had joined D-X. The New Age Outlaws, who were a member of the faction, went on to become one of the most popular teams in WWE history, winning the Tag Team Championships five times.
The group eventually broke up in early 2000, but they reformed in IMAPCT Wrestling and returned to WWE on many occasions from 2012 onwards.
On January 5th, 2022, WWE released Road Dogg, putting an end to his career as a writer, producer, and Performance Center coach.
Meanwhile, Billy Gunn is currently a member of the Gunn Club in AEW, together with his sons Austin and Colten.