Bully Ray Discusses Comparisons Between ECW Barely Legal And ROH NJPW G1 Supercard

Bully Ray recently spoke to the media, which was picked up by Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio, who transcribed the happenings. See highlights below, and show the full thing some love at this link, or above. 

On advice for the talent making their MSG debut: 
"I've given two pieces of advice. Number one is when you go through that curtain, take a moment to smell the roses. Take it all in! Stand there, look out into the crowd, realize that you are performing in Madison Square Garden, and realize that you belong there. And, give yourself a mental pat on the back. Because if you're on that card and you're standing in that arena, you've earned it! So, take time to give yourself some credit for your accomplishments. I think, sometimes, in the wrestling business, things get a little too negative at times and we don't take the time to tell one another how proud we are of each other. But, we can take the time to appreciate our own moments. So, for everybody who hasn't performed there before - From Okada and Tanahashi to the Cheeseburgers of the world. Take time to smell the roses! The second thing I told them is to be prepared for an uncontrollable shot of adrenaline. That adrenaline rush is so intense that it will overcome you and you will black out for a second. It is very easy for that adrenaline rush to take over your mind so much that you don't even remember what happens. It is a pretty crappy feeling to not remember what happens especially if you're performing in Madison Square Garden!" 

On comparing G1 Supercard to ECW's debut PPV Barely Legal: 
"I believe the energy is the same. Obviously, the guys and the gals have changed a lot in how they conduct themselves in a locker room, or as professionals, or as personally. I think it is more controlled passion, controlled energy. I think everyone is chomping at the bit to go out there. In ECW, we were like caged animals who couldn't wait to get out there and show the world who we were. Everyone already knows who ROH and New Japan are. Now it is just time to go into the Garden and steal the weekend. ECW being on pay per view was such a big deal because these rebels, these rogues, these guys and gals that were kicked to the curb were finally able, as Paul (Heyman) said, to get to the dance. Pay per view for ECW was the dance and Madison Square Garden for the Ring of Honor locker room and in the New Japan locker room is the dance." 

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