As covered on this week’s Chad Dukes Wrestling Show, UFC President Dana White was a guest on Chad Dukes Versus the World this past week, promoting this Saturday’s UFC 191. During the interview, Dukes asked White about his now infamous “fake” comment regarding pro wrestling that has spawned a wealth of discussions on the show and with recent interview guests Bully Ray & Taz.
To clarify, White says that while he doesn’t care if he offended anyone his comments were meant to tweak a social media heckler and reiterated his respect for the men who compete in the world of wrestling.
“Listen, try to do anything today without pissing people off. Try it. I mean anything you say people get mad, you just gotta not care and I don’t care. Anything you say on Twitter or Instagram or anywhere these days every week I have a different group mad at me so you know it’s always something, but it’s still the world we live in today. My Twitter and social media has been exactly the same since the day I got on it and one of the things, you said it best, the more successful you become, the bigger something gets, the harder it is to be yourself and to really speak honestly because somebody ends up getting mad. You literally just have to get to the point where you just don’t care who gets mad and that’s that’s that’s how I am.”
“I’ve had my, you know, my battles with Vince [McMahon] behind the scenes with some stuff that we’ve worked on but I respect all the guys in the WWE in the wrestling profession. We have so many guys that are that are fans of the UFC and when they come to the events we take very good care of ’em, we treat ’em with respect, I have yet to meet a bad guy from the wrestling world. Everybody is really classy and everybody’s really cool. My wrestling thing was just a response to an idiot on social media that was talking smack so I kind of gave him a zinger back and the whole wrestling world went crazy on me. But it is what it is, to be honest with you I really don’t care.”
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Two-time TNA World Champion and holder of 23 major tag team championships throughout his career, Bully Ray joined Wednesday’s Chad Dukes Wrestling Show to promote his appearance with Devon at the Bowie Baysox “Legends of Wrestling” night on August 21st at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, MD. Get your tickets HERE.
During the interview, Bully discusses his current career freedom, the wrestling landscape, his TNA championship run, and Dana White’s comments on professional wrestling.
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Fire up the Twittah machines and spread the word, the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show takes a trip to Dudleyville this week as our special guest is Bully Ray aka Bubba Ray Dudley. Also, Chad Dukes discusses AAA Triplemania and the “Divas revolution” with Goat and Thom.
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Hey! Something non-Hulk Hogan related for your eyes this afternoon.
Just weeks after rejoining the company on the July 15th edition of Impact as the new Authority figure, rumors are circulating that Bully Ray has once again left TNA Wrestling.
PWInsider is reporting that despite living in Orlando, Bully Ray wasn’t brought in for the current set of tapings and told the company he wasn’t happy with the state of TNA, feeling “it was better to distance himself” from the company. Bully Ray reemerged in TNA on the May 8th episode to be the special guest referee in a match between Kurt Angle & Eric Young and returned to storylines two weeks ago as the new “law” on Impact.
As expected, there’s been no confirmation from either side publicly to this rumor. Bully Ray missing the Wednesday and Thursday tapings isn’t a definitive proof of his departure since these two nights of tapings have been reportedly for Xplosion and their “One Night Only” pay-per-view series. If Bully is mysteriously gone for the Impact broadcasts during this 8-night run, then we’ll have our answer on his TNA status.
Bubba Ray Dudley Interview – WWE.com
I’m all in on a return by Bubba. Either by bringing back both Dudleys or letting him reprise his Bully Ray persona as a singles with his main squeeze Velvet Sky on his arm perhaps?
Impact Returns to Orlando – Impact Wrestling
TNA returns to Universal Studios for a 5 night run in February. It will be interesting to see if they continued their “focused” lighting look or something more similar to past lighting set-ups.
Bray Wyatt Grants Wish – WWE
The Eater of Worlds granted his first Make-A-Wish to a brother in cause, teen Wyatt fan Jovanni before Royal Rumble.