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Another former WWE wrestler claims Bubba Ray Dudley intentionally hurts opponents in the ring

The reputation of Bubba Ray Dudley, who just returned to WWE on full-time basis recently, was just one of the elements of René Duprée's discussion of the injury culture of WWE during his time there that made the internet rounds yesterday.

Bubba is the main focus of comments unveiled today by a contemporary of Duprée's, and another former tag champ, Rico Constantino. As a guest on the Pancakes & Powerslams podcast (H/T: 411mania), the former American Gladiators contestant and current Las Vegas law enforcement officer was openly confrontational in confirming Duprée's claims that Dudley takes liberties with his co-workers in the ring:

If you're listening, Bubba, come here to Vegas and I'll tell it to your frickin face. You are a spoiled brat. If you don't get your way, you hurt people, and you do it on purpose.

He ripped my hamstring three times in Chicago. I told him I tore, and he kept going. He suplexed me, and tore it again. And when he pinned me, he threw my legs over my head, and put his legs on the second turnbuckle, and tore it again.

Yes, Devon is OK. Bubba, is a brat. You're a spoiled, little baby. And I knew that when we went to Italy. Charlie [Haas] and I had the tag team belts, and Bubba is there, Devon, we're gonna wrestle in Italy. And out of respect, when they put the match up, I said, ‘OK. What would you like to do, Bubba?' You know, cuz he's been in the business longer than I have, so has Devon, and Charlie and I were giving them respect, ‘What would you like to do?'

Bubba popped off, ‘I'm tired of making the matches! You guys are the champions! Why don't you make up the match!' He was throwing a fit, in Italy! I said, what the hell? Like we win these titles; they give them to us! You want to win a title, go win Gladiators, you fat pig. That's what I'm thinking. He [cried] and moaned. I looked at Dean Malenko and said, ‘Hey. Here.' Threw him the belt and said, ‘Bubba wants the belt, give it to him. I'm not going out.' ‘What' [said Malenko]? I said, ‘I'm not going out. That's it. Forget it. I don't want the titles!' And I left.

25-30 minutes later, Dean came up, that fat, little spoiled brat apologized, and we went out and had a match. Yep, Bubba's famous for that. I'll tell it to his face, and I live is Las Vegas, Bubba. Come over here, and I will tell ya.

While Constantino comes off a bit like a "spoiled brat" himself with the anecdote about throwing the belt to the road agent, if that incident happened after his Chicago story, it becomes understandable why he'd have a low tolerance.

It's impossible for us to verify the validity of these decade old tales, and that they're coming out now when WWE has brought Bubba back in for a long-term deal has to be factored in...both as potentially supporting and refuting their accuracy.

Stay tuned to see if Rico and Duprée end up being the only voices speaking out about Dudley, or if there's more to come.

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