TNA star Bully Ray appeared on the "Busted Open" satelitte radio show yesterday on Sirius/XM. Here are some excerpts from the interview:
On being inducted into the TNA Hall Of Fame: "First and foremost it's cool to be inducted into any Hall Of Fame, whether it's TNA or any other wrestling federation. The response we got in Dallas was really cool. Those people were really happy to see me and Devon back together again and it was the longest and loudest 'We want tables' chants I ever heard. When you have a cool moment like that, you need to stop and smell the roses for a minute, then move on."
On the House Of Hardcore situation and Dixie Carter: "It's no secret that Dreamer and I are best friends in the wrestling business. He will always be my best friend. He booked HOH 4 and 5 in Poughkeepsie and Philly. He wanted D-Von and I to be in the main event of both shows. He was already advertising us, it was a big deal that D-Von and I were gonna be back together. It was all over Twitter and social media and the very night before I get a phone call from a representative of TNA telling me that I have been pulled from both shows and I am now being sent to California to go to the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards. Now a couple of people are gonna say that I'm a bitch and should have just gone to the event. Contractually I can't because they would have sued me for every dollar I'm worth because my first obligation is TNA contractually, so I have to do what they tell me to do in that way. It wasn't like they were pulling me off those shows and I was just gonna sit home, which they could not do. They pulled me off to do an obligation for them, and she knew exactly what she was doing. She was gonna screw me over, screw Dreamer over and screw every fan over. Tommy Dreamer would never deliberately screw his fans over. House Of Hardcore has something special and unique going on and he isn't going to advertise me on his show for two months knowing I was gonna get pulled. That's really F'ing the people over, and she is responsible for screwing everyone over."
On if the House Of Hardcore situation, Dreamer and Dixie tweeting each other is a giant work: "Just because it plays out on TV doesn't mean it's a 'work'. Dreamer stood the most to lose from this, and he did, and he and I are doing everything we can to make it right for the fans. We've told people to hang on to their HOH tickets and if they come to the shows in Bethlehem or New York, I'm gonna stay after these shows and I'm gonna meet every fan that comes. I don't care how long I have to stay. They will get any photos, autographs, meet and greets. I'm gonna do the right thing because she screwed them over. I know you guys look at things where everything is part of the show. This goes a lot farther. There are a couple things I can't even talk about because I know the ramifications. The bottom line is this was a scumbag move on her part, and she knew what she was doing."