Speaking during a new interview, Bubba Ray Dudley has recalled one of the craziest nights he ever experienced on the road.
For a man who began his wrestling career all the way back in 1991, there is no doubt that Dudley has seen his fair share of wild nights. Appearing on Stories With Brisco and Bradshaw, the tag team legend has now relived one of those nights with the help of JBL.
Bubba Ray Dudley began by recalling being confronted by a bemused looking JBL in a hotel bar.
“I remember coming down into the lobby to pick up my food and I look into the bar and I see [JBL] in the bar and you have this blank look on your face, like the thousand-yard stare that a marine gets. You’re just looking across the bar and you’re like ‘Bubba come here’ and you called me into the bar.”
JBL then picked up the story, describing what had caused his confusion.
“It was in Iowa. It was in the country because we were in the middle of nowhere. It was a transvestite, dress-up convention but it was like farm guys. It wasn’t like guys who were trying to look like women, it was like big six-foot four-inch burly guys who looked like they’d just got off a tractor and they’re all wearing dresses, high heels, everything. The whole bar’s full of them and I’m sitting there just looking trying to figure out what’s going on.”
“I can’t believe it and that’s when I called Bubba over, I said ‘Bubba come here, you gotta look at this.’ So we’re sitting there looking at them, then I call Taker, I said ‘you gotta come downstairs, I don’t know what’s going on, you gotta come see this.’ He goes ‘I’m in bed,’ I said ‘come downstairs!’ So he came downstairs and all the boys come down there. So now you got all the wrestlers on one side and you’ve got all these farmboys in dresses on the other side and we’re all looking at each other. They’re pointing at us going ‘look that’s the wrestlers’ and we’re pointing at them going ‘those are farm boys for some reason in dresses.’ It was the craziest thing ever.”
JBL continued, explaining that despite the differences between the two groups, once they got talking everyone had a night to remember.
“We started talking to them and they were funny guys so the next thing you know all the wrestlers are sitting with all the guys dressed up and nobody gave a sh*t about nothing. We had the best night that night with all those guys.”
Bubba Ray Dudley hasn’t wrestled in WWE since the summer of 2016, where he and D’Von were defeated by the team of Neville and Sami Zayn.