Bully Ray talks about how WWE had changed when he returned in 2015

During an appearance on the Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw podcast, Bully Ray talked about him and D-Von Dudley returning to WWE in 2015 and how things had changed from their previous run…

“When we went back in 2015, I remember feeling so stifled as a performer. You had to run almost everything by the agent. Being told that, ‘Two guys don’t bump and feed for a comeback anymore, or you can’t do this behind the ref’s back.’ Everything that had worked in The Attitude Era that made us all a lot of money, now you couldn’t do anymore, and there was not really a good answer as to why you couldn’t do it anymore. It’s just that they don’t want it done anymore. I felt handcuffed. I would get into it with my agents, and I didn’t care.”

“I remember dealing with an agent one time. I came up with something different and I felt passionate about it. I asked my agent to please go run it by Vince. My agent said, ‘Ok, I will.’ I followed my agent for an hour. He never spoke to Vince, and then he came back to me and said, ‘Vince doesn’t want to do that.’ I lose all the respect in the world for you. I would much rather you tell me to my face, ‘You know what Bubba? I don’t want to go talk to him right now. If you want to go do it, you go do it.’” (quotes courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)