WWE Hall Of Famer Takes Issue With Recent AEW Debuts
WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray sees a pattern with how AEW introduces new stars into the company and thinks both Jay White and Roderick Strong are the latest victims of it.
Former IWGP World Champion Jay White competed in an AEW ring twice in 2022 but when he returned to the company in 2023 he was there to stay after being announced as All Elite. Since then White has formed Bullet Club Gold with Juice Robinson with both men being entwined in a feud with Ricky Starks and Shawn Spears.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio following Dynamite in Baltimore, Bully Ray wasn’t overly impressed with how the company handled the recent return of Jay White and the shock debut of Roderick Strong and sees the stars falling into a familiar pattern:
“Not enough people on that show are super over. There are people there that they don’t know whether they should cheer or boo, i.e. a Jay White. People want to love Jay White, but they’re booing him last night. He’s already a tweener, and he’s already in this same situation that most guys that get brought into AEW with lots of pomp and circumstances find themselves in.
“You can cut this anyway you want, Jay White and Roderick Strong are on the same trajectory as everyone else that comes into AEW. Little bit of fanfare, and then immediately cooled off.”
Roderick Strong debuted in AEW to save Bandido, Orange Cassidy, and most importantly Adam Cole on April 26th. One week later Strong teamed with those three men to defeat their assailants in The Jericho Appreciation Society.
h/t Wrestling Inc