During the 83 Weeks Podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about his run in TNA as well as Bully Ray, who was a big star for the promotion.
After putting him over, Bischoff stated that he’s surprised Ray isn’t working in a wrestling company today in any role.
Bully is incredibly smart, incredibly experienced, and he knows how to carry himself,” Bischoff said. “There’s a culture in WWE. I found out the hard way. If you’re going to fit into that culture, you have to shed your skin and bring the skin that’s provided to you by the head of culture in WWE. You just have to. Some people can do that, Adam Pearce is doing a fantastic job. Certain people do, certain people don’t.
“Bully knows what it’s like to be in WWE, especially in that role as a producer and on the creative team. I’m guessing that he just doesn’t want it. I’m not sure if anyone has ever offered it to him, and maybe if they did, he’d make a fool of me. Bully’s a man’s man. He’s very much an individual. He’ll compromise to a point and then he won’t. I’m guessing that’s probably why.
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