• Bubba Ray Dudley Turned Down A Producer Job With WWE, Reason Behind It
Old School WWF/ECW Tag Team Legend Bubba Ray Dudley appeared on the ‘Stories with Briscoe and Bradshaw’ podcast, where he revealed that he was offered a job in WWE as a backstage producer, similar to the job his long-time Tag Team partner D-Von Dudley ended up accepting.
Here’s what the WWE Hall Of Famer had to say:
“Vince has offered me a position in the past. He has told me, ‘When you’re ready, I’d love to have you here as a producer.’ I don’t think the job is the same job it used to be when you (Gerald Brisco) were a producer or an agent.
I believe the producers and agents now just kind of carry the marching orders of creative to the boys, and I don’t think the boys have as much input into things these days.
I do consider myself creative and if I don’t feel like that creativity can be put to work, for the guys and the girls putting their matches together, I kind of feel stifled. I would try it one day. It’s just it seems different than when you (Gerald Brisco) and Pat (Patterson) and Jack (Lanza) and Michael (Hayes) and the agents that I grew up on and worked with than they are today.”
During their long illustrious career, The Dudley Boyz won 8 ECW World Tag Team Championships, 1 WCW World Tag Team Championship (in the WWF), 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (in TNA), 2 TNA World Tag Team Championships and 9 Tag Team Championships in the WWF/WWE.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 3, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
Here is the match-card:
1. Superstar Billy Graham & The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers vs. Joe Mirto, Rick Gantner & Tom Stone
2. Ted DiBiase vs. Scott Casey
3. Paul Orndorff vs. Rick Wagner
4. King Kong Bundy, Hercules & Rick Rude vs. Tony Leone, M.L. Williams & Chris Bassett
5. Killer Khan vs. Mike Richards
6. JYD & Ivan Putski vs. Mike Tolos & Chris Curtis