As previously noted, “Road Dogg” Brian James stated that WWE wanted Billy Gunn to be part of the D-Generation X 25th anniversary on RAW.
Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline had some additional details regarding the situation. Meltzer noted that there were “meaningful talks” between WWE and AEW about having Gunn appear on the show. It was said that money being exchanged wasn’t a factor as WWE never offered money and AEW President Tony Khan never asked for money. Meltzer explained what Khan wanted…
“Khan agreed to let him do to the show but on the air they would have to mention he’s from AEW, or that AEW allowed him to appear or some wording, but there had to be one mention that in some form he works for AEW, just as WWE already did when they got Mickie James for the Royal Rumble this past year.”
According to Meltzer, WWE stalled when it came to giving Khan an answer and would not agree to the terms at the last minute.