Gunner Talks TNA Career, Biggest Goals and More

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  1. TNA World Tag Team Champion Gunner spoke with Mike Mooneyham of The Post and Courier about a variety of topics. Below are the highlights:

    On being signed by TNA:
    "I’ve always had a drive to make it, and always knew that I would. It’s just something that I always wanted to do. When I started with TNA in 2008 as a security guard, just to get my foot in the door, Terry Taylor had come to NWA Anarchy in Cornelia, Ga., to see some guys. He has helped since Day 1. He got my foot in the door with the security spot. D’Lo Brown hooked me up with dark matches. That’s when they noticed that this guy really is a wrestler."

    On his experience with the company thus far:
    "When I came to TNA, they wanted to play off my real-life scenario. They took the name ‘Gunner,’ and we ran with it. I’ve had a lot of opportunities, and a lot of people really believed in me. With some companies, it’s like walking on eggshells. Here in TNA, we’re a big family. Everybody tries to get along and have a better product. That’s our main goal. Now that we’re out of the Impact Zone and doing TV tapings elsewhere, it’s made the product look a lot better. And everyone’s working harder."

    On working with some of the top stars in the business:
    "I’ve got no complaints about my career at all. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest. I’ve worked with (Ric) Flair, I’ve worked with Sting, and I get to work alongside Hulk (Hogan) and Kurt Angle and AJ Styles. Just to get in the ring and be able to share a locker room with these guys ... it’s been great. I’m only 31, so I’m still young. Some of these guys are going into their 50s. I hope my body holds up. I’ve got a chance to do some really good stuff with TNA."

    On his current tag team with James Storm:
    "I’ve come back as the good guy/babyface. I’m excited. The TNA TV title was great, but I didn’t carry it for long. They really didn’t use it much. But to be a TNA World Tag Team Champion is something that I consider a great privilege. James (Storm) has been with two great tag teams — America’s Most Wanted and Beer Money. I couldn’t ask for a better spot right now."

    On his position and future with TNA:
    "I have two years left on my contract with TNA. I’m very happy with my position and very happy with the company and the people I work with. All the guys on the roster are wanting to give 110 percent. Nobody’s bitter or disgruntled, which is rare in professional wrestling. It’s a really good company to work for. I’m having a blast. As far as the future, I don’t know what happens in the future. For now, though, I’m very happy where I am."

    On his biggest goals in his career:
    "Of course everybody wants to make money. I want to be a world champion. That was a main goal of mine. To be a Hall of Famer. I want to be remembered in professional wrestling as somebody who gave it all and cared about the business, the fans, just everything. Also to hopefully stay healthy."


    -TNAsylum