• Hall Of Famer Felt Stifled During His Last WWE Run
Old School WWF/ECW Tag Team Legend Bubba Ray Dudley appeared on a recent episode of the ‘Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw’ podcast, where he talked about his last WWE run from 2015 to 2016.
Here’s what the 2018 WWE Hall of Famer had to say:
“When we went back in 2015, I remember feeling so stifled as a performer. Because you had to run almost everything by the agent, and being told that two guys don’t bump and feed for a comeback anymore, or that you can’t do this behind the ref’s back.
Everything that worked in the Attitude Era that made all of us a lot of money, now you couldn’t do anymore. And there was not really a good reason why they didn’t want it done anymore. It’s just that they’d not want it done.
I followed my agent for an hour, he never spoke with Vince, then he came back and said, ‘Yeah, Vince doesn’t want to do that’. I lose all the respect in the world for you. I would much rather you tell me to my face, ‘You know what, Bubba? I don’t want to talk with Vince right now. You go do it’.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 11, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Mark of the Quad in Moline, Illinois and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Big Show & Spike Dudley
2. Billy Kidman vs. X-Pac
3. Chris Jericho vs. Rob Van Dam
4. Kane vs. Hurricane Helms
5. Tazz vs. Maven
6. Kurt Angle vs. William Regal