Bully Ray is no newbie in the pro-wrestling world, having been through several organizations, including the WWE, for almost 20 years. But the last couple of days he has been in damage-control mode after video surfaced of the veteran wrestler calling a fan a "fag" and a "queer" several times. No word if the fan in question is in fact gay.
Ray, who won the TNA heavyweight championship under two weeks ago, claimed he talked to the accosted fan and patched everything up. He posted several tweets aimed at moving past his comments:
Made an inappropriate comment to a fan in Chicago.If anyone was offended by this...I do apologize.No harm was meant.— Bully Ray (@REALBully5150) March 18, 2013
@xxxbastienxxx. We're good bro.You did nothing wrong...I did.Careless of me to use those slurs.Sorry man!!— Bully Ray (@REALBully5150) March 20, 2013
@xxxbastienxxx.Thx dude but this is my screw up and I will take full responsibility for my stupidity on this.Rock on!!\m/— Bully Ray (@REALBully5150) March 20, 2013
I personally apologized for my careless choice of words and my ignorance with regard to certain slurs I used.— Bully Ray (@REALBully5150) March 21, 2013
TNA president Dixie Carter also Tweeted an apology from the company:
Heard @realbully5150 made inappropriate comments to a fan in Chicago. This will not be tolerated. Sincere apologies on behalf of TNA.— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) March 18, 2013
Read more at Huffington Post and Towleroad.
Watch the video of the altercation below (the rant starts at 06:15):
TNA Impact Wrestling - Bully Ray trashes fan after show goes off air (3-14-13) (via MrMEC)