WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray was a recent guest on Jim Ross Report touching on several topics including the art of being a heel. Check it out below.
Triple H & Road Dogg:
"That makes guys like Triple H and Road Dogg the final filters and I have no problem with those two guys being the final filters. I think Hunter is doing a tremendous job with NXT. I know the mind that Road Dogg has and in my opinion, Road Dogg is the most valuable asset to WWE creative right now. You got guys like Michael Hayes there. You know, there’s an abundance of good wrestling minds there who book wrestling and are creative in a wrestling way the way we enjoy. So if Vince were to go to take care of his XFL duties cause it is his baby, God bless him cause I think that’ll be great for the XFL. I also think it will be great for both brands.”
Art Of Being A“True Heel”:
“I think the two guys that were most influential but an indirect way were Freddie Blassie and Terry Funk and the reason why is I believe that a true heel should never elicit the emotion of joy. There should be no happiness surrounding a heel. There should be no emotion that can be happy, excited, joyful. I should never smile when watching a heel and when Blassie and Funk were working I don’t think that they did anything that made you smile. As a performer I watched those guys and I’m like man, everybody hates them. There’s nobody in the arena cheering for them and that’s what a heel’s job is to do. Nobody should be cheering for me when they’re out there. If I’m out in the middle of the ring and I see people cheering me, I’m pissed off at myself. I’m not working hard enough. And I don’t want to be the entertaining guy. I want pure hatred, JR because the more you hate me the more you’re going to love the other guy.”