Thursday, October 22, 2015
Highlights of interview with Bubba Ray Dudley
Bubba Ray Dudley recently spoke with Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Magazine to promote WWE Hell In a Cell. The full interview is at this link. Below are highlights:
How his WWE return started:
"The very first person I spoke to was Road Dogg. He was the one who reached out saying, 'Hey Bubba, would you be interested in coming to the Royal Rumble? I told him yes. I always had a great working relationship with him in the ring and a good working relationship outside of the ring. Me and D-Von won our first WWE tag team championship from the New Age Outlaws. He got in touch with me. That's how it all started. It was pretty funny because I think a lot of people within WWE were shocked by the reaction. I think they all thought, 'Oh its Philly, so he'll get a nice little reaction.' I didn't think they were expecting anything like that."
WWE now vs. then:
"It has been great and the locker room has been great, but the locker room was great back in the day, too. The only difference now really is the guys are much younger than me and D-Von. They've come up different ways in the business. Back in the Attitude Era you had guys that came up more the old school way, who were able to go out there and do what they wanted to get themselves over. This is as opposed to now where creatively WWE has much more of a presence and wants their wrestlers to do their job a certain way. As far as the locker room operates and the chemistry within the locker room, it's phenomenal. It has been nothing but positive."
Girlfriend Velvet Sky possibly joining WWE:
"It's no secret that me and Velvet [Sky] are together. If you go on Twitter I think the entire Twitter-verse would like to see that. She is probably the most over female wrestler out there that has never been in WWE. She looks phenomenal. I think the fans and the WWE Universe would love to see her in a WWE ring. Who knows? Maybe it will happen one day."
Bubba also talked about a possible WWE singles run, working with The New Day and more in the full interview. You can see it here:
Credit: Channel Guide magazine via wrestlinginc.com