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389. Bart Gunn

You could argue that Bart Gunn really got the shaft by the WWE and as such you forget that he had a decent run.  He entered the WWE with his kayfabe brother, Billy, and they would win the World Tag Team Championship three times.  When the team broke-up they saw more money in Billy and eventually (albeit in another tag team), he became the much bigger star when he was in the New Age Outlaws and finally D-Generation X.

Bart floundered a single and later with Bob Holly as the New Midnight Express, but he would win the Brawl for All shoot tournament where he knocked out "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, the projected winner.  That resulted in months of inactivity and a Wrestlemania knockout at the hands of Butterbean.  Gunn would be gone shortly after but had a better than you remember career in Japan where he did well as a single and tag team.

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases:

    Mike Polchopek (Real Name)

    Brett Colt

    Bodacious Bart

    Mike Barton
  • Billed From: Austin, Texas
  • Key Championships Held:

    WWF World Tag Team (3)

    NWA World Tag Team

    Brawl-for-all

    All Japan World Tag Team w/Johnny Ace
  • Why they will get in: Is it possible that the Smoking Gunns get in?
  • Why they won't get in: If that is the hope, then the hope is that Billy Gunn is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer. That seems unlikely.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments:
    1. Won the WWF World Tag Team Titles with Billy Gunn by beating Bob Holly & The 1-2-3 Kid 1/23/95
    2. With Billy Gunn Beat Owen Hart & Yokozuna for their second WWF World Tag Team Title 9/25/95
    3. With Billy Gunn, the Smoking Gunns won their third and final WWF World Tag Team Titles by defeating The Godwinns at In Your House: Beware of Dog 5/26/96
    4. Won the Brawl for All 8/24/98
    5. Made it to the Finals of the 2002 All-Japan Champions Carnival but lost to Keiji Mutoh 4/10/02

Should Bart Gunn be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 57.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 15.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 15.8%

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