Bully Ray Reveals Why He Hated Asuka's WWE Raw Return

Bully Ray wasn't a fan of Asuka's WWE Raw return

After more than nine months out of action, Asuka returned on Monday's episode of Raw, interrupting a promo from former Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch. 

The Empress Of Tomorrow reinforced her 'no one is ready for Asuka' catchphrase and said she would stop Lynch's latest attempt to rise to the top of the women's division in WWE. All this did was anger Lynch and Asuka booped her on the nose before she attempted a Spinning Backfist, which Big-Time Becks managed to avoid to end the segment. 

While many were happy to see Asuka return to the ring, Bully Ray "hated" the segment and he revealed why on Busted Open Radio

"I will give you an example of how much I hated the flicking of the nose. First of all, it got no reaction. They had no reaction; people didn't even realise what was happening. Whenever I see two men in the ring and they are within enough distance to touch each other, if you are close enough to touch me, I am close enough to hit you. Roll my hand up in a fist and punch you in the mouth. I hate it when guys push each other," he began.

"Why did you flick her nose? Just give her a back kick. I don't know what that did; I don't know why it was a good idea. I don't know who thought of it. I am trying to put myself in that moment like somebody would have said, 'Hey, how about Asuka flicks Becky in the nose?' I would've just sat there and gone, 'What, why, what are we getting out of this?' First of all, it's small. Nobody in the arena saw it. They are not playing to the people in the arena, and they are playing to the 2 million people watching at home. But I can guarantee you that 2 million people watching back at home didn't go like, 'Oh my god, Asuka just flicked Becky in the nose.' To me, everything about the segment was flat."

Upon her return, it emerged that Asuka was set for a short programme with Lynch. When they will go one-on-one remains to be seen.

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