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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 11 November 1963Orlando, Florida, USA
Birth NameMonty Kip Sopp
Nicknames Bad Ass
Mr. Ass
Kipp James
Rockabilly
The One
"The One" Billy Gunn
The New Age Outlaw
The Outlaw
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Monty Sopp was born on November 11, 1963 in Orlando, Florida, USA as Monty Kip Sopp. He is an actor, known for WWF Raw (1993), No Way Out (2000) and WWF Mayhem in Manchester (1998). He has been married to Paula since January 24, 2009. He was previously married to Tina Tinnell.

Spouse (2)

Paula (24 January 2009 - present)
Tina Tinnell (3 March 1990 - 15 February 2001) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (10)

Finishing move: Fameasser/Famouser (Leg Drop Bulldog)
Finishing move: Ass Kisser/Diving Fameasser (Diving Leg Drop Bulldog)
Finishing move: The Missouri Boat Ride/The One and Only (Cobra Clutch Slam)
Trademark move: Jackhammer Slam (Suplex Powerslam)
Trademark move: Gunn Slinger (Swinging Side Slam)
Double Team Finishing move (with Bart Gunn): Sidewinder (Combination Sidewalk Slam (Bart) / Flying Leg Drop (Billy))
Trademark Double Team Move (with Bart Gunn): Double Russian Leg Sweep
Trademark Double Team Move (with Bart Gunn): Back Suplex into Neckbreaker
Trademark Double Team Move (with Bart Gunn): Back Body Drop into Piledriver
Trademark Double Team Move (with Road Dogg): Spike Piledriver

Trivia (22)

Took place in the first WrestleMania Hardcore match at WrestleMania XV (1999). He defended his Hardcore Title against Al Snow and Hardcore Holly.
Dislocated his shoulder at No Way Out against the Dudley Boyz. [February 2000]
The 1999 WWF King of the Ring.
Professional wrestler.
Former member of one of wrestling's most popular stables, D-Generation X.
Lost his name, Mr. Ass, in a stipulation tag team match with Chyna against Right to Censor's Steven Richards and Val Venis at WWF No Mercy (2000).
WWF Tag Team Champs with his tag team partner Chuck Palumbo. The team was called Chuck & Billy. [April 2002]
Ten time WWF/E Tag Team Champion: Three times with Bart Gunn as The Smoking Gunns, five times with Road Dogg as the New Age Outlaws, and twice with Chuck Palumbo.
After recovering from another shoulder injury, he returned to SmackDown in June 2003, and was soon paired up with Torrie Wilson. He returned to his 'Mr. Ass' gimmick, and briefly feuded with Jamie Noble, before once again getting injured.
Notable Title Wins Include: WWF/E Tag Team Title (10); WWF King of the Ring 1999; WWF Intercontinental Title (1); WWF Hardcore Title (2).
As Rockabilly, he was managed by The Honky Tonk Man. The gimmick was going nowhere and the WWF decided to pair Billy with Jesse James (The Road Dogg). The two underdog wrestlers would become one of the most beloved tag teams of all time as the New Age Outlaws.
Previous Managers: Sunny, The Honky Tonk Man, Ryan Shamrock, Chyna, Rico, Torrie Wilson, and Roxxi Laveaux.
On February 13, 2005, Sopp debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling without a name (as Billy Gunn is a WWE trademark) at the TNA Wrestling: Against All Odds (2005) pay-per-view. Shortly thereafter, he started using the name The New Age Outlaw, a reference to the tag team he previously formed with Brian James in WWE, The New Age Outlaws. However, WWE threatened TNA with legal action if he continued to use the name "The New Age Outlaw", so he shortened his name to "The Outlaw". This apparently was not enough to appease WWE as he was renamed "Kip James" (taking his former partner's last name) at the TNA Wrestling: No Surrender (2005) pay-per-view on July 17, 2005. Due to the legal issues with WWE, all TNA DVD releases featuring footage with Sopp as "The Outlaw" (and presumably also as "The New Age Outlaw") have had the name on on-screen graphics blurred, the name silenced out of the audio, and match commentary completely replaced to reflect a retroactive name change to "Kip James". One such DVD is the pay-per-view TNA Wrestling: Lockdown (2005), included in the "TNA Anthology: The Epic Set" box set, in which the silencing of the name during a segment where Dusty Rhodes picks his name from a lottery leaves DVD viewers in the dark as to who just got picked (unless they could read Dusty's lips).
Gunn has now recovered from injury, and is scheduled to return in the 2004 'Royal Rumble' match later this month. [January 2004]
Released from the WWE and may be expected to join NWA:TNA. [November 2004]
Returned to WWE SmackDown! after an injury took him out of action for 9 months. [June 2003]
Debuted in NWA:TNA when he attacked Kevin Nash during his match with Jeff Jarrett at TNA Against All Odds. [February 2005]
Was released from the WWE on November 1st [November 2004]
Signed with NWA-TNA [November 2004]
Taken off the active roster after disputes with WWE management. [September 2004]
Now wrestling in Jeff and Jerry Jarrett's TNA as The Outlaw. [June 2005]
Appearing in commercials in the UK for the hot chocolate drink Options. [January 2007]

Personal Quotes (1)

IF you're not down with that, we got two words for ya...SUCK IT!

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