Bully Ray: ‘Backlash’s 8-Star Match Should Not Have Been Main Event’

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Tag team legend Bully Ray gave his review of WWE Backlash yesterday on Busted Open Radio. Whilst he had enormous praise for the ‘Greatest Wrestling Match Ever’, he believed placing it in the main event was detrimental to their world champions, Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman.

Of the match placement, Bully Ray said:

“First of all, I don’t think that match should have gone on last for the same reason I don’t think any match that’s not a World Heavyweight Championship should go on last. Yes, I do understand there are extenuating circumstances when you have mega, super, to the moon, stars like an Undertaker or a Cena. The claim of World Heavyweight Champion is the biggest claim in the company. In a company right now that does not have the mega stars that it once had, all you do is give me a kink in the armor of Drew McIntyre telling me he is not good enough to go on last.”

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The former Dudley Boy also had praise for the WWE’s production techniques within the match, including camera shot inserts and the use of the late Howard Finkel’s legendary ring introductions:

“Now, the Finkel stuff. Off the charts. Loved it. What a great nod to Howard. I’m sure he was grinning ear to ear in heaven. If we are going to get the greatest wrestling match of all time, as a wrestler, I want to be as up close and personal to this as possible. First thing I would have done, everybody on the card, since Edge and Orton were on last, everybody should have been out there. All the wrestlers in the back should have wanted to experience the greatest match ever with their own eyes, thus, making it more of a crowd, making it a louder crowd. I don’t need piped in crowd noise telling me I should like or not like something. But, there were no problems in the match. This was a damn good match. This was a great match. This was an excellent match. This was a very well performed match. This was like an 8-star match and I don’t put star ratings on anything.”

Thank you to Wrestlingnews.co for their transcription of these quotes.

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