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WWE News: NXT Superstar reveals how Edge helped him in his career

Edge played a major part in getting this former TNA Superstar a job with the WWE.


Gunner is a former TNA Tag Team Champion
Gunner is a former TNA Tag Team Champion

What’s the story?

Former Impact Wrestling star Chad “Gunner” Lail, who left the Impact Zone back in 2015 is currently training at WWE’s Performance Center.

In a recent interview with WWE.com, Gunner revealed how he got into WWE and credited former WWE World Champion Edge, who he claimed has helped him in getting an opportunity in the WWE.

In case you didn’t know…

Gunner was signed by Impact in 2010 and during his tenure with the American promotion, he won both the TNA Television Title and TNA World Tag Team Title, along with James Storm.

Following his departure from the Impact Zone, Gunner wrestled on the Independent scene for promotions such as AML Wrestling and Wrestlecade.

Earlier this year, he was signed by the WWE and made his debut for the company at an NXT live event, where he lost to No Way Jose.

The heart of the matter

During the interview with WWE, Gunner revealed that former WWE World Champion Edge had played a major part in his career as “The Rated R Superstar” helped Gunner in getting signed with the WWE.

Gunner revealed that he stayed in touch with WWE Superstar Dash Wilder and former World Champion Edge, since leaving Impact Wrestling in 2015. The former TNA Tag Team Champion then added that it was both Wilder and Edge who got Gunner in touch with NXT General Manager William Regal.

Regal would then eventually give the Hickory native an opportunity for a WWE tryout in 2015, and Gunner believes that the sole reason why Regal decided to give him a trial is due to Edge putting in a good word to Regal.

“I think he [Regal] just wanted to get a look at me because he heard from Edge that, ‘Hey you might want to take a look at this guy,’ Gunner said.

What’s next?

Gunner is yet to make his NXT TV debut and continues to improve himself at the WWE Performance Center. It will be a while before we see the 35-year-old make his debut and will wrestle at NXT live events.

Author’s Take

I think Edge did the right thing by helping out Gunner for a WWE tryout because, in my opinion, the former TNA Superstar is a great wrestler and could turn out to be a huge Superstar for the NXT brand.

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