The wrestling community who hangs out on the Internet went insane Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning when the Jon Moxley video debuted and re-introduced Dean Ambrose as a hardcore wrestler escaping a metaphoric prison he’d been captive in for a decade. With thousands of retweets and millions of views, it was all anyone could really talk about for 24 hours. One former WWE star and Hall of Famer dedicated a good portion of his podcast to the topic and suggested, WWE could be behind everything.
WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray discussed Moxley’s video on his show Busted Open and said while he doesn’t think WWE is responsible for the video, he wouldn’t rule it out.
Ray addressed the idea that some fans think WWE is bringing Ambrose back as “Mox” and said, while there have been no reports that he’s heard this to be the case, Ray stated, anything is possible. Ray said:
“If Vince McMahon is willing to blow up limousines and turn over tractor trailers, and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars just to get Braun Strowman over in a three minute segment, what’s to say that he might not decide to scrap 10 years of the building up of a character, and start to do something new? Do I think that’s what’s gonna happen? Absolutely friggin’ not, but we have seen in the past that Vince is willing to spend money to make more money, right?”
What Ray was referring to is the fact that WWE going this route means they are throwing away years of building up Ambrose’s character, investing in him, ditching his merchandise and starting from scratch. Ray doesn’t think WWE would do so, but they theoretically could.
Why Bully Ray Thinks Otherwise
Ray took more issue with the fact that if WWE is going this route, what happens after Ambrose comes back?
Saying, “at the end of the day, if you put a tuxedo on a pig, it’s still a pig. I’m not calling Dean a pig, but it’s the same thing wrapped in a different suit.” In a way, Ray is right. Moxley would hit the refresh button on Ambrose short-term but then what? He’d be facing the same wrestlers, wrestling the same style and facing the same issues he faced when he decided to leave in the first place.
Make no mistake, Ray doesn’t believe this is what will happen. He thinks this Moxley thing is not WWE. He’s just not ruling it out.