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Bully Ray Recalls Jeff Hardy Apologizing to TNA Locker Room After Victory Road Debacle, Speaking Up During Meeting

July 15, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Bully Ray looked back on Jeff Hardy’s infamous match while under the influence with Sting at TNA Victory Road 2011 and recalled the backstage meeting that took place afterward. The match saw Jeff come out for his TNA World Title shot against Sting but was clearly well past any ability to perform. A visibly angry Sting unceremoniously pinned Hardy after instruction from Eric Bischoff and walked off.

Discussing the night on a recent episode of Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray recalled speaking up at the end of the meeting to address Jeff. Highlights are below (h/t to Wrestling Inc):

On the situation backstage after the match: “I remember when Jeff Hardy had the problem, you know, in the match against Sting. Remember that debacle in TNA? I remember when Jeff came back to the company and [TNA] made him apologize to the locker room. They put Jeff in front of the whole locker room and he just kind of apologized, like, I’m really sorry, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.”

on speaking up during the meeting: “Then they said at the end of the meeting, ‘Does anybody have anything to say?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I do.’ I said, ‘Jeff, I really couldn’t care less about all of these things that went on. All I care about is that you can still hit your finish. Now let’s go out there and make some money’. All of this outside stuff is noise; we’re performers. When your music hits, you get in there, you perform, you tear the house down, and then you go home.”