WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan has a been controversial figure due to some incidents in the past. It turns out that he was once involved in a heated backstage argument with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray after they appeared together in an IMPACT Wrestling segment.
Hulk Hogan and Bully Ray had a backstage argument
Bully Ray, formerly known in WWE as Bubba Ray Dudley, participated in a romance angle with Hogan’s daughter Brooke in 2012 and 2013. Brooke and Bubba dated in real life as well at the time. As part of the storyline, ‘The Hulkster’ stared down the former WWE star from close proximity during an on-screen interaction.
Speaking on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions show, Bully Ray revealed how Hogan had some words for him when they returned backstage:
“I started to back down [from the face-off],” Bully Ray recalled. “We get into the back and he calls me over and he goes, ‘Don’t you ever back down from me again.’ I did not understand the lesson that I was just about to learn. I’m like, ‘Hulk, you’re you, I didn’t wanna get too close where people would expect you to hit me.’ He goes, ‘I’m here to make you. I back down from you.’”
Given the two-time WWE Hall of Famer’s experience in the industry, Bully Ray made sure to accept his tip of advice. He said:
“He made me understand, ‘Don’t you do that. We’re trying to bring your character up to a certain level. Your character doesn’t need to be backing down at this very moment.’ That was a big deal for me to learn that lesson,” Bully Ray continued.
It is to be noted that the final match of Hogan’s career came as part of a six-man tag team encounter involving Bully Ray in January 2012. Bully teamed up with Bobby Roode and Kurt Angle in a losing effort against Hogan, James Storm, and Sting during a tour in Manchester, England.