Former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) star Buff Bagwell has some long-standing beef with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross - who he believes ruined his professional wrestling career in the WWE.
Bagwell started his career with WCW back in 1991 where he won the World Tag Team Championships before joining the New World Order (N.W.O). He remained with WCW up until its demise in 2001 and was scooped up by WWE as a result to participate in their "Invasion" angle.
His stint with WWE was short-lived, however, he was released after having one of the worst in the history of Monday Night RAW's main events against Booker T. Shortly after that it has been rumored that Bagwell's mother called WWE to ask that he get a weekend off.
In addition to this, mixed with the fact that he was involved in an altercation with Shane Helms backstage, Bagwell was handed his release from the company. He recently made an appearance on Title Match Wrestling to discuss his WWE release - and had a lot to say.
Bagwell explained that he blames WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross for his wrestling career with WWE being ruined, claiming he spread the rumor about his mother calling in requesting he get a weekend off (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"Do you really believe that you're gonna fire Buff Bagwell over one bad match? Come on, man," Bagwell said. "Do you really believe, out there in video world, that Buff Bagwell got fired because of his mother?
"Do people really believe that I had my mother call the WWF and say let him off Augusta in Birmingham? Well f**k no that's not true! Why would I do that? But people believed it.
"And one person was responsible: Jim Ross. And only God, Jim Ross and me know the truth, and who's gonna believe me.
"Nobody... The true, true story is Jim Ross created that monster, and people believed it.
"It may not have been Jim. Jim made the call, and that's the route he took," Bagwell said. "He said, 'Hey, it's a s****y job what I got here. It's a job I gotta do, I gotta call people. It's a bad job.'
"To be honest with you, that could be true," he said. "But somebody, and I was told it was Jim, somebody started the 'mother called in' [rumor]. And what Jim's leaving out right there, is on video they have a roundtable meeting, and Jim Ross rips my f***ing ass out.
"Absolutely not, there's no way... There's no way to mend a fence, brother, of costing me my life," he said. "Jim Ross, I feel and I just proved on tape, Jim Ross ruined my career.
"He started this f***ing rumor about my mother and ruined my career. How do you mend that fence? How do you do that? Now, do I think he was the mastermind behind it all?
"Absolutely not... But I think Jim has all to do with what I'm talking about with my mother calling the office, and starting that rumor and everybody believed it. I think Jim was 1,000 percent behind that."
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