Bully Ray Explains His Side of the Altercation with the Fan at ROH State of the Art

Jun 3, 2019 - by James Walsh

Bully Ray took to Twitter on Monday to issue a response to allegations that he intimidated a fan who was heckling the Allure at ROH’s show in Portland on Sunday night. You can see Bully’s tweet below, as well as a transcription of his comments.

Bully says that despite the fan’s allegations, their conversation lasted “less than 30 [seconds] and that he was “nice” to the man, noting, “I even gave the fan a friendly pat on the back and told him to enjoy the show and ‘go be a fan.’” He says that the fan’s version of the story is “embellished” and points out that several other people in attendance at the show have said on social media that the person “crossed the line” with several talents.

Bully adds that it wasn’t until after their brief conversation that they learned of the “vile comments and lewd sexual gestures made towards the women. I think we can all agree that in 2019, this time of behavior towards women is unacceptable and goes far beyond the scope of… ‘I paid for my seat, I should be able to do or say whatever I want.’”

And now the TRUTH…

I could not have been any nicer to the “fan.” Yes, NICE…hard to believe. I NEVER threatened, intimidated or berated said “fan.” I handled the situation the exact opposite way most would assume, with decorum.

Convo lasted less than 30 secs. I even gave the fan a friendly pat on the back and told him to enjoy the show and “go be a fan.” His response… “Thanks Bully.”

Fan version of the story is embellished to make fan look like a “victim.”

Many other fans who attended the shows in Kent and Portland have already confirmed on social media how said fan “crossed the line” w/ multiple talents…both men and women.

In Retrospect, the “fan” should have been ejected.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t until after the “fan” was asked not to be “so rude,” did we find out the severity of the vile comments and lewd sexual gestures made towards the women.

I think we can all agree that in 2019, this time of behavior towards women is unacceptable and goes far beyond the scope of… “I paid for my seat, I should be able to do or say whatever I want.”

I live by the motto… “Respectful fans always get what they want…Rude fans always get what they deserve.”

At the end of the day, I’m guilty of defending 3 women that needed a bit of defending. Not by being a bully… by being a man.

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