The career of professional wrestling tag team legend Bubba Ray Dudley (also known as Bully Ray) may sadly be coming to a close.
Dudley began his professional wrestling career back in 1991 before landing his big break in the business with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 1995 where he and his brother D-Von became two of the promotion's biggest stars of all time. In 1999 the pair decided to leave ECW in favor of signing with WWE where they became one of the most amazing tag teams the promotion had ever seen.
The duo had amazing feuds and matches with fellow tag team legends such as The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) and the team of Edge and Christian.
In 2005 The Dudley Boyz were released by WWE, but not without bad blood, as the promotion announced that they were not allowed to use the Dudley name outside WWE. This sparked threats of legal action from both sides.
They decided to depart to rival promotion Global Force Wrestling (GFW) (formerly known as TNA or Impact Wrestling). For 10 years the brothers remained with GFW and reinvented themselves as singles competitors in addition to continuing on their work as a team. While with GFW, The Dudleyz were able to work the independent circuit as well, doing a ton of work for former ECW star Tommy Dreamer's House Of Hardcore as well.
In 2015 The Dudleyz returned to the WWE for a year in order to put over some of the younger tag teams the WWE has today. They weren't given the opportunity to have singles careers during their run, as many fans wanted to see Bubba's Bully Ray character in WWE.
After leaving WWE Bubba Ray decided to sign with Ring Of Honor (ROH) in order to continue his singles run. This past Friday night Ray competed at ROH Death Before Dishonor where he was injured and forced to be hospitalized.
Ray recently made an appearance on Busted Open Radio to discuss the injury, and noted that it has left him concerned about his future, "so much so that I'm not even sure if my career should continue." He also noted that it has been a rough past few days for him as well.
What are your thoughts on Ray teasing retirement after his recent injury? Do you think we've seen the last of him inside the squared circle? Is a possible last WWE singles run in the cards? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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