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Bubba Ray Dudley Reacts To Reports Of Him Threatening A Fan Backstage In ROH

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 3, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT

On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.

It was broadcasted from the Skyreach Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2001’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Big Show vs. Test

– Steve Blackman vs. Perry Saturn

– Jerry Lynn vs. Stevie Richards

– Billy Gunn vs. Val Venis

• Bubba Ray Dudley Reacts To Reports Of Him Threatening A Fan Backstage In ROH

A fan tweeted the following story after attending a recent Ring Of Honor Wrestling event:

The female wrestlers involved in this incident replied the following:

ROH General Manager Greg Gilleland issued the following statement regarding this situation:

“ROH has always taken fan-first approach, with fan experience being at the forefront of all of our live events. We consider this to be very serious and will be conducting an internal review over the next 48 hours to determine the appropriate actions.”

WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley (a.k.a Bully Ray) posted the following on Twitter:

“And now the truth. I could not have been any nicer to said ‘fan.’ Yes, nice, hard to believe. I never threatened, intimidated or berated said ‘fan.’ I handled the situation the exact opposite way most would assume, with decorum.

[The conversation] lasted less than 30 seconds. I even gave the fan a friendly pat on the back and told him to enjoy the show and ‘go be a fan.’ His response, ‘Thanks Bully.’ Fan version of story is embellished to make fan look like a ‘victim.’

Many other fans who attended the shows in Kent and Portland have already confirmed on social media how said fan ‘cross the line’ with multiple talents, both men and women.

In retrospect, the ‘fan’ should have been ejected.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t until after ‘fan’ was asked to not be ‘so rude,’ did we find out that severity of the vile comments and lewd sexual gestures made towards the women.

I think we can all agree that in 2019, this type of behavior towards women is unacceptable and goes far beyond the scope of, ‘I paid for my seat, I should be able to do or say whatever I want.’

I live by the motto, ‘Respectful fans always get what they want. Rude fans always get what they deserve.’

At the end of the day, I’m guilty of defending three women that needed a bit of defending. Not by being a bully, by being a man.”

        
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