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Former WWE Talent Jay Bradley Critical Of Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis

Jay Bradley, who briefly competed as Ryan Braddock on SmackDown in 2008 and 2009, spoke with Steven Muehlhausen of about his time with WWE.

On WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis, Bradley said, “John is a master politician. He is a very good, cunning businessman. He runs WWE like it’s his company. Which I think is why Vince has him around for so long. Because he’s good at what he does. He takes the heat off of Vince. I couldn’t answer what he’s doing on TV, but if he’s playing a bit of a jerk, yeah its probably close.”

Bradley was also asked what WWE needs to do to recapture a “boom period.”

“Blow up Vince McMahon’s jet with him in it,” he laughingly says. “The whole upper echelon of WWE, which pretty much dictates this industry, needs to go.”

The former WWE Superstar also discusses joining Chicago based promotion Resistance Pro Wrestling. The entire interview is available here.

  • Jason

    DR, while he may have been in the business for that amount of time he is still a rookie in the grand level of things. He worked for WWE for 6 months. Has he made it anywhere else. I’ve been in WCW,TNA,PWA,AAA and other places all of which had TV. What has he done that makes him stand out from the rest of the Indie talent? That is what I mean when I call him a rookie in the business. Because lets face it at this point in time the business is WWE and TNA in north America.

  • Devil_Rising


    Dude, first off, try doing a little research.

    Brad Bently, aka Jay Bradly, aka Ryan Braddock, isn’t a “rookie in this business”. He’s been wrestling since 1999. Which, quite frankly, and sadly, is the case with a LOT of these guys that come up through FCW, etc.

    And notice how it said he “laughingly” said Vince should be blown up in a jet? He didn’t REALLY mean that. But the point is, Vince does need to step down, and the problem is, even if he did, he’s got people like Stephanie, and HHH, and Johnny Ace, who are so well trained in what VINCE thinks the wrestling business should be, that even if he died tomorrow (God forbid), WWE, and the way it shapes the industry, wouldn’t change much.

    Also, you’re not one to talk. I DO NOT believe for an instant you actually work for TNA. However, I DO believe you’re an incredibly TNA mark, and so with that in mind, you need to realize, as I pointed out before, that TNA sucks because it’s run like shit. WWE sucks, most of the time (not ALL of the time), because while it’s run well, the people at the top just don’t care enough about pushing anything BUT huge muscular morons like Sheamus (no offense to him personally), to really give guys like “Ryan Braddock” a chance to shine.

    The only reason smaller wrestlers like Bret Hart and Mr. Perfect and HBK (the asshole that he was), or a fat wrestler like Yokozuna, ever got pushed by WWF back in the day, is because Vince was on a mission for several years, to prove that his stars WEREN’T just a bunch of roid freaks (because in the 80s, many of them, including Hogan, had been). And sure, while guys like Mick Foley, Undertaker, Stone Cold, Rock, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, etc., none of whom were/are big muscle-bound characters, the fact is, especially in the last decade, more and more Vince has gone back to the 80s mentality of pushing big, 6’5″+ muscle freaks. Cena, Batista, Sheamus, Wade Barret, Mason Ryan, Alex Riley, Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley, etc. etc. etc. etc.

  • lazlo woodbine

    Does anyone actually believe that Jason works for TNA? I even agree with the guy sometimes, but it’s like, in defending TNA, he felt the need to say he was part of the company, and now he can’t back down from it. At least he provides a focus for the anti-TNA comments I guess, justified or not.

  • Bastion boogeyman

    Once again Jason the TNA corporate puppet is posting for Bitchoff. Seriously, get off bischoff’s nutsack.

  • Stevie P

    Yeah I wouldn’t say what he said with wrong (although joking about blowing up Vince McMahon wasn’t that funny) because I do think things really need to change with WWE. There is just one problem, it has no competition. People like Jason and others can say all that they want, TNA is not competition to the WWE. I won’t say they will never be, because who knows what the future brings. I would like to see ROH do something now that they have a TV deal. But, competition will make good changes in the industry. Just look what it did in the mid to late 90’s.

  • JIR

    Funny, thing how the same can be said about TNA and every corporation for that matter?

  • jason

    Who would have thought it, a rookie in the business understands what needs to be done to help fix WWE. Well said