What’s NOT Bothering Me: Dolph/Big E. Tag, Fan Support, Bully Ray

Chris Cash

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Bully Ray as the top heel and World Champion in Dixie's company certainly doesn't bother me. Was it a predictable outcome? Sure, but once again, that doesn't matter when it's the "right" outcome. And I don't think there's a better choice than Bully Ray at this time. Aside from Roode, maybe.

Quick story about one of my personal experiences with Bully Ray:

I made the trip to Michigan for the 2006 Bound For Glory event. A buddy of mine, working for the company at the time, told me where all the wrestlers would be staying. So naturally, me and my crew booked rooms at the same place.

It was always neat to see what wrestlers would be the first to make it to the hotel bar in the mornings. Brother Spike (Dudley) and Jake Roberts won that contest every single time.

After the actual pay per view, we all went back to the hotel and Dixie hosted a huge party in the hotel bar area. Bully Ray and Christian (plus his smoking hot wife) were talking amongst themselves most the night. I irritated them once by sending my then-wife to try and land a quick interview. Even a hot blonde with big cannons couldn't get the job done, so I gave up.

Jim Cornette was drinking like a fish that night and began foaming at the mouth when Vince Russo walked into the hotel. Russo and a few of the guys (Nash, Jarrett, and Borash) had went to a baseball game and got back pretty late. Vince went straight to his room, but not before Cornette spotted him.

Cornette was yelling profanities and literally having convulsions to the point Bully Ray had to bear hug him and restrain him from going to Russo's room.

My buddy – a big fan of my VOW Show and the one who paid for EVERYTHING that trip – decided it would be a wise move to go offer Cornette a beer…in the middle of it all! Bully went ape shit on him, and my buddy came back and sat down beside us. The craziest part was that Bully Ray wasn't eyeing him for the rest of the night – he was staring a hole through MY forehead!

To this day, I have no clue why I took the brunt of the heat, but luckily, we made it out alive. This story could have had a very different ending if Bully Ray decided to take out his aggression on someone.

(That story may or may not have something to do with why I'm putting him over so much.)

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