12. Randy Orton Takes A Shot At “Old Out of Shape Vet” Bubba Ray Dudley, Indy Marks & Wrestlers
As we noted before, current Ohio Valley Wrestling trainer Rip Rogers posted a hilarious (but true) critique of Indy Wrestling and you can read it below:
“Every Indy match now: handshake, drawn out move exchange, this is awesome chant, strike exchange, dive no sell Indy strongstyle, dive, more strikes, no sells, dive, flippy floppy sequence, dive, hit everyone with each other’s finisher then Humpty Dumpty we all fall down. Fight forever chant, rinse and repeat until every move is useless and means nothing, dive, take unsafe shot that looks like shit and hurts like hell then roll up finish. Hand shake and hug after match. Everyone’s hands raised. All these guys chant. Go home and type on social media thanking your opponents and company for the match and telling others they should book these guys. ……………dive.”
Current WWE Champion Randy Orton retweeted the tweet:
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) May 13, 2017
After this, Bubba Ray Dudley posted a tweet of him doing a dive at an ROH event:
— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) May 13, 2017
Below is what Orton tweeted back to Bubba:
Lol there is a difference between a young hungry talent diving and an old outta shape 'vet' …….falling https://t.co/RE81C5sm3z
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) May 14, 2017
Bubba replied back to Orton and noted how his earlier tweet had nothing to do with him and then took a shot at his House of Horrors match:
Dear @RandyOrton … my tweet had ZERO to do with you. Looks like you were wrong…again. You're still awesome ?
Falling > House of Horrors https://t.co/IMG4O59wYo
— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) May 14, 2017
Orton then issued an “apology” statement to the people that got offended:
“Sorry to the indy marks, indy guys and old timers who do DIVES that took offense. Just having a good time over a few drinks in Denmark closing the SmackDown Live tour, while beating Raw in making over 5 million dollars in the last 11 shows. Now I know to some that doesn’t equate to a standing room only crowd of 150 people paying $8 at an armory somewhere, but in the big boy world that’s called putting asses in seats.
So enjoy your flips, dives, and 20 superkicks per match. To each their own. I will go ‘dive’ back into my 13th title run and get ready to ‘flip’ when my bank statement comes this month. …..headlock”.