• WWE Hall Of Famer Isn’t Entertained By ‘Minor League’ NXT 2.0
During a recent episode of Busted Open Radio, Old School ECW/WWF Tag Team Legend Bubba Ray Dudley talked about WWE’s current developmental brand NXT 2.0 and shared his opinion on their product.
Here’s what the WWE Hall of Famer said:
“Here is my thought walking away from the show, I don’t wanna watch the JV squad anymore. I don’t wanna watch the Triple-A of the WWE anymore. I understand why it’s important, I understand why it’s on, I get it. From a business point of view, I understand every last detail of what they are trying to accomplish on Tuesday nights at 8 o’clock on USA (Network).
As a fan who’s been around the wrestling business obviously 40+ years, I’m not as much into the up-and-coming developmental talent right now. To me, these new characters, these new talents are doing well but I wanna be entertained at the highest level.
That’s why I’m watching a RAW, a SmackDown, a Dynamite. Those are the top of the food chain when it comes to the different brands we have at our disposal to be entertained by.
I felt very much like I was watching the minor leagues because NXT is the minor leagues now. Me calling NXT the minor leagues, I’m not being disrespectful. It’s not a detriment, it just is what it is.”
Bubba Ray is currently wrestling on the independent wrestling scene under his TNA ring name Bully Ray, but could actually be going to either AEW or return to WWE, considering that Ring of Honor – where he was a regular Superstar – closed their doors for the time being.
He recently sort of denied going to either one of the top promotions any time soon, but as most things in pro wrestling, this should be taken with a grain of salt.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 4, 1993) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling (FINAL EPISODE)
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired the final episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1993’ PPV.
This was the last ever Prime Time Wrestling episode, before WWF Monday Night RAW started in its place the following week.
Throughout the show they show great moments from past Primetime episodes.
The card can be found right here:
The Headshrinkers vs. El Matador Tito Santana & Virgil (12/14/92; Green Bay, WI)
Terry Taylor vs. Dale Wolfe (12/14/92; Green Bay, WI)
Promo By Bobby Heenan (Hyping The Unveiling Of The Narcissist)
Royal Rumble Report
Shawn Michaels vs. Skinner (12/14/92; Green Bay, WI)
The Steiner Brothers vs. Red Tyler & W.T. Jones (From Wrestling Challenge)