The eighth and final entrant into Ring of Honor’s upcoming Top Prospect Tournament is a tough son of a Gunn.
Austin Gunn, the son of Hall of Famer Billy Gunn, began training under his father at the Team 3D Academy after graduating from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., with a degree in elementary education in 2017. He furthered his training at the ROH Dojo, and now he has an opportunity to earn an ROH contract and a shot at the ROH World Television Title.
Gunn, 24, made his pro wrestling debut after just two months of training, teaming with his father on an independent show in Georgia in a three-on-two handicap match, which the Gunns won. In just his fifth match, Gunn competed in a battle royal before a crowd of 11,623 at the All In pay-per-view in a Chicago suburb.
The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Gunn realizes that his famous last name is a double-edged sword, and he’s determined to create his own path in the sport.
“I’m all about proving that I can hold my own in this business and making a name for myself,” he said.
Gunn is the least experienced participant in the TPT, but with his pedigree and desire, opponents would be wise not to underestimate him.
The Top Prospect Tournament begins on July 21 at Mass Hysteria in Lowell, Mass. Join us live in person or streaming for HonorClub to watch first-round tournament action as well as matches featuring the top ROH stars!
Past TPT winners include current ROH World Champion Matt Taven, and TPT alumni include former ROH World Champions Dalton Castle, Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly, as well as Silas Young, Adam Page, Jonathan Gresham and Punishment Martinez, among others.