Just in time for Valentine’s Day as people across the world think of the greatest pairings ever, many WWE Universe members are struck by the partnership of the New Age Outlaws, Road Dogg Jesse James and ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn. After re-capturing the WWE Tag Team Championships following a 15 year absence, the duo, who may or may not be at the beck and call of COO Triple H, are taking the locker room by storm. Aside from a brief appearance on RAW’s 20th Anniversary and a quick entry into the 2013 Royal Rumble by Road Dogg, the New Age Outlaws have been mostly inactive in the ring since disbanding so many years ago. However, they are proving consistently that they still have what it takes to roll with the young superstars they are defending their championships again. Now, they finally have Mattel WWE figures for fans to re-enact their favorite modern day New Age Outlaws moments.
The Road Dogg Jesse James blows the roof off of any arena he enters, beckoning the WWE Universe to the ‘Dogg House’ and rhyming his way through a self-introduction to one of the greatest Tag Teams in the history of wrestling. His Mattel WWE figure includes a hat, a D-Generate Road Dogg t-shirt and a classic style D-Generation X t-shirt. With a spot on likeness, pants that bear the D-Generation X style logos that only Road Dogg can pull off, this figure comes ring ready for both classic collections and modern day collections.
Also entering the Mattel WWE world is the ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn, also affectionately known as ‘Mr. Ass.’ WWE’s resident ass man gets his first figure treatment in over 7 years, throwing back to his original style during the ‘Attitude Era’ but presenting a modern sentiment with interchangable headbands and two separate D-Generation X t-shirts. His trunks bear plenty of lips symbols and his knee pads are marked with ‘BA,’ which can only stand for ‘Bad Ass!’ The green color and white boots are a style choice Billy Gunn has made famous, making mothers everywhere turn their heads as he pulled his shorts down just enough to be inappropriate when entering the ring. His figure will not have this feature, but he is still just as much of a degenerate.
The New Age Outlaws have finally been immortalized in Mattel WWE plastic, but at what cost? The once happy-go-lucky rebels still maintain their wild personalities but carry out the biddings of the controlling, condescending and downright oppressive COO, their fellow D-Generation X member, Triple H. Could their WWE Tag Team Championship opportunity (they did win fair and square, at least) have come from strings being pulled by their friend in the highest possible place? No one knows except the members of D-Generation X themselves, but seeing how quickly the New Age Outlaws can jump to the defense of their old friend smells a little fishy.
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