• Bubba Ray Dudley Reveals Why The Dudley Boyz Left The WWE In 2005
During an appearance on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, WWE Hall Of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley talked about The Dudley Boyz leaving WWE in 2005.
Below is what he said:
“We 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, and then we 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 6 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 the best interest of 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.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 22, 1999) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Slamboree 1999’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Hak vs. Hugh Morrus
2. Konnan vs. Scotty Riggs
3. Vampiro vs. Al Green
4. WCW TV Title: Booker T vs. Bobby Duncum Jr.
5. Buff Bagwell vs. Fit Finlay
6. Rick Steiner vs. Disco Inferno
7. Goldberg vs. The Cat
8. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko & Billy Kidman vs. Perry Saturn & Raven & Rey Mysterio Jr.