A WWE Hall Of Famer has discussed how he initially received a call about being part of the Raw anniversary celebrations, but then never got another call back.
The 23rd January 2023 edition of Monday Night Raw was a celebration of the stars past and present who had been involved with the red brand over the last three decades. There were plenty of special appearances, like The Undertaker creating a special moment for Bray Wyatt, and Kurt Angle becoming an honorary member of D-Generation X.
However, it would now seem that multi-time Tag Team Champion Bully Ray was initially contacted about being part of the event, but when he explained what he’d like to be involved in he didn’t hear back.
In a discussion on Busted Open Radio, Bubba Ray revealed that he didn’t want to just be involved in a fleeting backstage segment, but to have a purpose on the show helping elevate other talent.
I did get a phone call about it. I did say that if me and D-Von were going to do something that would be able to help another tag team, like maybe go out there and do the ‘Wassup’ spot and ‘Get the tables’ with another tag team, and kind of let them get the rub or the shine off of playing one of the hits.
However, after explaining his stance, Bully Ray confirmed that the phone never rang again and that’s why he wasn’t part of the show.
I would have been more than happy to do that, never got a callback and I’m here talking to you guys.
Bully Ray was recently critical of one WWE group, explaining why he doesn’t see why he should care about Damage CTRL.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.