TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray spoke with CBS out of Boston this week to promote the upcoming Slammiversary pay-per-view, and was greeted by a very disrespectful host in Jimmy Stewart. While the majority of the interview seems to feature Bully "in character", and they very well could have scripted their altercation ahead of time, you can check out the short interview and decide for yourself (LINK).
Stewart began the interview in a controversial manner, saying he was not excited to be interviewing his guest, and had to "deal with the hand you're dealt". After claiming to be a major Jeff Hardy fan, and praising the Charismatic Enigma's work ethic and athletic ability, Stewart offended the champ by calling him an "average athlete". Bully responded, saying –
"I'm a much better athlete than you. I've been doing this a lot longer than Jeff Hardy has, and I've been a lot more successful than Jeff Hardy has. So that must make me a better athlete. I've never taken time off; he has, because of his 'athletic deficiencies'. I've never take time off. I'm a warrior of the ring, and I'm instantly offended that you would even – for real, in real life, right now – totally offended that would call me a 'mediocre athlete' … I will walk out this door if you're going to start off this interview by questioning my athletic ability. After all my success you're going to question my athletic ability? There's not a damn thing in the wrestling ring that I can't do, and I bet there's not one thing you can do."