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Superstar Billy Graham also hated Raw’s Dusty Rhodes-Bayley Bear segment

Ever since WWE set-up a tag match between Golden Truth and the Club on this past Monday’s Raw (Dec. 26) with a scene where Karl Anderson yanked the head off a teddy bear dressed like Dusty Rhodes, the wrestling world’s been talking about the segment.

Did it cross a line? Was it disrespectful? Or is the fact we’re still discussing it a sign it was successful?

It probably won’t help settle the argument, but another veteran - and a Hall of Famer, no less - has chimed in on the matter. In a Facebook post from Wednesday, Superstar Billy Graham wrote the following:


Last Monday night, December 26th, I took a break from painting and watched a little TV. RAW came up so I stopped to see what was happening. The backstage segment with Goldust, R-Truth, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and Bayley had just started. Bayley, with all of the working emotion she could pull up was giving Goldust a Dusty Rhodes-themed stuffed animal. Telling Goldust how much she LOVED Dusty. The American Dream's son Goldust, tried to get a few sniffles going while clutching the stuffed doll. Gallows and Anderson burst into the scene and one of them grabs the doll. I honestly don't know who is Anderson and who is Gallows, that is how impressed I am with them, nothing personal, I am just not impressed enough with them to know who is who. One of them then proceeds to rip the head off the Dusty Rhodes stuffed doll and they both start laughing and walk off the set. Very funny to be making a joke off a dead WWE icon, The American Dream, who had more charisma than the entire WWE roster put together.

Cody Rhodes tweeted that "He was not gonna say something mean or blow a whistle" about this segment. He wont, but I will. It made me totally nauseated and was the ultimate in disrespect to the man, not only to one of the greatest performers ever in the business of pro wrestling. I also think that the writer who came up with this disrespectful segment is a total piece of shit and should be fired for getting away with having the WWE air this disgusting segment. How low will the WWE continue to go is the question? I personally don't want to see.

RIP Dusty who passed away on June 11, 2015.

Superstar Billy Graham

While I kind of doubt Graham just happened to flip on Raw when this segment was airing - seems more likely someone or thing (maybe Cody’s Tweet) alerted him to it - the most surprising thing here is probably the bit about being unimpressed with Anderson & Gallows. Although, if the Superstar only watches Raw, I could see where that would be the case.

What do you think, Cagesiders? Is Graham right to be disgusted, or should we all be moving on at this point?

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