Bubba Ray Dudley says Ring of Honor uses athleticism like ECW used violence.
For over a year, Bubba Ray Dudley has been on Ring of Honor television as both an in-ring competitor and on screen personality. In a recent interview with The Wrap, Dudley said Ring of Honor and ECW can be compared.
“ECW was Ring of Honor before Ring of Honor...Ring of Honor was created because of the void that ECW left when it disappeared,” said Dudley.
Some critics say Ring of Honor matches are too focused on athleticism instead of storytelling, Dudley does not necessarily deny that accusation but says Ring of Honor has been giving fans what they want just like ECW.
“These Ring of Honor guys, they go out there and they do all of these crazy moves and Ring of Honor matches may not be heavy on psychology, but it’s heavy on excitement. And fans love it. Well, ECW wasn't heavy on psychology, it was heavy on violence and people loved it. So, I totally understand what younger wrestlers in the Ring of Honor locker room are trying to do, because we did the same thing 25 years ago. They’re doing it with acrobatics today, we did it with violence back then,” said Dudley.
For his career in ECW and WWE, Dudley will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6th alongside his tag team partner Devon Dudley.
The full interview can be found at TheWrap.com.