Bully Ray revealed the discussion with Vince McMahon that eventually led to the departure of the Dudley Boyz from WWE.
Bully Ray recently appeared on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions on Peacock and WWE Network. On the show Bully Ray revealed his shocking encounter with Vince McMahon before leaving WWE. Bubba Ray Dudley and D’Von’s departure departed from Vince McMahon’s WWE in the year 2005. The Dudley Boyz joined TNA post their exit from the company of WWE.
Speaking about the same Bully Ray said,
“We (The Dudley Boyz) go home for a couple of months. I get in touch with Johnny and Vince and said, ‘we’re sitting here doing nothing. You’re paying us. Let us go to OVW and help some of the younger teams down there?’
So we go down there, and we start working with Mercury & Morrison, MNM, who get called up very shortly after that. So for me, that was a – I had a sense of pride. Because – I let the boss know, we’ll go down there. We’ll get some guys ready for you. We’ll get some young guys ready, and they did get the call.”
“So I was happy about that,” the Hall of Famer continued, “And then, we were just sat home until ECW One Night Stand. They figured they’d been home for this long. Why not just hold off for One Night Stand. It becomes a financial thing.
It becomes, ‘we’d like you to take a little bit less of a downside.’
And, we’re like, ‘we’ve been warriors for you for six years. We’ve done everything you’ve asked. Yes, maybe I can be a little bit difficult to do business with at times. But, that’s only in the best interest of the business.’
I’m not a yes man. We just couldn’t come to an agreement on money, and that was it. Thank you, see you down the road.”
‘WWE differs from every other company’
Speaking on the show of The Texas Rattlesnake, Bully Ray further said that he finds WWE different from all the other wrestling companies in the world.
“Here’s where the WWE differs from every other company. The accountability of coming back through the curtain. With somebody looking down at you over the edge of those glasses like this. Vince is the ultimate accountability. And, he’s right there when you come back through.
And, you know by that look whether you did a good job for him tonight or you didn’t do a good job for him tonight. There were degrees of accountability in other companies. But, never that type of accountability. I loved it. I enjoyed it. This is all personally I ever needed.
I don’t chase the hug. I don’t sit in the hallway and wait for Vince to pass just so he can say, ‘good job tonight, pal!’ so I have a good 300-mile drive from Sheboygan to Madison. He’s gonna let you know. If he’s not happy, he’ll call you over,” said the wrestler.
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