Butterbean Knocks Out Bart Gunn
Bart Gunn came to the WWF in 1993 as apart of the tag team, The Smoking Gunns. They would win the tag team titles 3 times, before splitting up. His partner, Billy Gunn would go on to find huge success with his tag team partner, The Road Dog as “The New Age Outlaws”, and they would also be apart of DX. Bart wouldn’t find such success as he was in the mid cards for awhile, then he was in the short-lived team, “The New Midnight Express” with his partner, Bob Holly.
In the summer of 1998, a new tournament concept happened when “The Brawl For All” was born. The matches were a mixture of boxing and amateur wrestling. The wrestlers wore boxing gloves, and score points for punches landed and takedowns. Unlike professional wrestling where the matches are “worked”, or staged, “The Brawl For All” matches were all “shoots”, or real fights.
Most wrestling insiders predicted that newcomer, Dr. Death Steve Williams was going to easily win the tournament, and possibly go on to challenge then WWF World Champion, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Whose real name ironically was also Steve Williams, before he legally changed it to Steve Austin.
However, things didn’t go as planned. Bart Gunn ended up defeating Bob Holly, and knocking out Steve Williams, The Godfather, and Bradshaw to win “The Brawl For All” tournament.
The WWF decided to reward Gunn for winning the tournament by putting him into a real boxing match at WrestleMania 15 against professional boxer, Butterbean. Butterbean brutally knocked out Bart Gunn in 35 seconds. Bart Gunn was released from the WWF a few months later.