• Roman Reigns Reacts To Bubba Ray Dudley Saying Jon Moxley Should’ve Aplogized To The Fans
WWE Hall Of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley recently discussed Jon Moxley’s return to AEW from rehab, and said that Moxley should’ve apologized to the fans for being away.
Bubba got a lot of heat from fans and wrestling stars for making these comments (tap here to read).
During an appearance on the SI Media podcast, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was asked his opinion on this situation.
Below is what The Tribal Chief said:
“I didn’t actually see the take from Bubba, but I’ve seen some of the responses to it. And I look at it kind of in both perspectives.
I understand what Bubba is saying only because I’ve been in these systems and worked for, you know, a billion-dollar promotion and entertainment company, being WWE. And Bubba has too and these are some of the mindsets of kind of the direction that you can handle some of these situations because, at the end of the day, we are performers. We’re entertainers and we want to be there for our fanbase.
I mean, we continued through a pandemic, you know what I mean? Obviously, it’s a business and you know, we’re all trying to make a living. But that’s what makes our product special. For pretty much any promotion, there’s no season it, you know? So we try to give our fanbase as much as we can.
So I can see where he’s coming from, but I think in this day and age, there’s not like too much kayfabe. I might be one of the most kayfabe performers out there. There’s so many cracks to see through, the blinds to see into backstage now and there’s so many people getting rumors and info and breaking this news and stuff like that. But I think in this day and age, especially with how much awareness there is for mental health and taking care of yourself and prioritizing you.
I don’t think he owes anyone an apology. I think the fact that he was responsible enough to do what needed to be done and also not shy away from it to help other people.
You rarely talk about those people that are just, 100% inspired and motivated by what Mox did and having that brutal honesty with themselves and everyone else for the matter. I don’t think he owes anyone an apology, I see where Bubba could be coming from, in a very corporate mindset of prioritizing our fans.
But at the end of the day, we do so much for the fans. We don’t deliver the mail, it don’t feel good to do what we do. And obviously, it’s a choice, but it’s not like they’re just giving their money to us and we’re not doing anything. It’s a service and we’re performing that service.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (January 26, 2004) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE WrestleMania XX’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. 3-On-2 Handicap Match: Ric Flair, Randy Orton & Batista vs. Rob Van Dam & Chris Jericho
2. Molly Holly & Jazz vs. Victoria & Lita
3. Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Kane
4. Rico vs. Rob Conway
5. No DQ: Goldberg vs. The Coach