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Bully Ray claims that WWE RAW gimmick was “bullsh*t”

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In a recent episode of the Busted Open Radio podcast, WWE/Impact Wrestling Hall of Famer Bully Ray expressed his dissatisfaction with the Street Fight between Cody Rhodes and Shinsuke Nakamura on WWE RAW.

The match, which took place on January 8, was the main event and is believed to be the culmination of a feud that started last year.

Bully Ray: Critique of the WWE RAW Street Fight

Bully Ray, known for his straightforward opinions, questioned the authenticity of the Street Fight. He argued that the match lacked the elements that typically define a Street Fight, saying, “What was ‘Street Fight’ about that match [between Cody and Shinsuke]? This whole ‘street fight’ thing is bullsh*t [in WWE] because it’s just No Holds Barred Match.”

He compared the match to regular wrestling bouts, suggesting that it failed to deliver the raw, unscripted feel that Street Fights are known for.

The Essence of a True Street Fight

Reflecting on the history of Street Fights, Bully Ray reminisced about Dusty Rhodes, whom he dubbed “the king of the street fight.”

He implied that the match between Rhodes and Nakamura did not live up to the legacy of such bouts, lacking the spontaneity and intensity that define the genre.


  • What was Bully Ray’s main criticism of the Street Fight on WWE RAW? Bully Ray criticized the match for not embodying the true spirit and intensity of a Street Fight, likening it to a regular wrestling match.
  • Who competed in the Street Fight on WWE RAW? Cody Rhodes and Shinsuke Nakamura were the competitors in the Street Fight.
  • What is the significance of the 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble? The 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble is a major WWE event where both Cody Rhodes and Shinsuke Nakamura will compete.
  • Where and when will the 2024 Royal Rumble take place? The 2024 Royal Rumble is scheduled for January 27, 2024, at Tropicana Field.
  • Who did Bully Ray compare to when discussing Street Fights? Bully Ray compared the match to those of Dusty Rhodes, who he considers the epitome of Street Fight matches.
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