Exclusive interview: Catching up with former WWE Superstar Ray Gordy, aka Jesse/Slam Master J

Exclusive interview: Catching up with former WWE Superstar Ray Gordy, aka Jesse/Slam Master J

The WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is the one night each year when the WWE Universe and Superstars gather to honor sports-entertainment’s most legendary competitors. It’s also a chance to see some familiar faces that haven’t been around in a while.

One of those occasions occurred during The Fabulous Freebirds’ induction into the Hall, when Ray Gordy — better known to fans  as Jesse and Slam Master J — took the stage to honor his late father, Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy. WWE.com caught up with him after the ceremony to discuss his new career outside of the ring, and what it means to see his father take his place in sports-entertainment history.

WWE.com: So, what have you been up to since you left WWE?

RAY GORDY: Right after I left WWE, I started pursuing a career in law enforcement. I was fortunate enough to get hired by the Cobb County Sherriff’s Office, and I’ve been with them ever since. I’m currently on the SWAT team, and I enjoy the work that I do.

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WWE.com: What made you gravitate toward law enforcement?

GORDY: My uncle was in law enforcement, and I grew up around him. He always loved law enforcement. It’s something that I didn’t realize that I wanted to do until I got into it. I really, truly love it.

WWE.COM: What do you think the WWE Universe should know about your father?

GORDY: They should know that he was a great athlete and a great performer. He was the first American to win the Triple Crown in Japan, and the youngest. Not only that, he was also a great father to me and my sisters. When he had the time, he loved to drive us to school. Above all else, he really, really loved being with his family.

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WWE.com: What does your father’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame mean to you?

GORDY: It’s fantastic. It’s such an honor. I’m so glad that WWE is taking the time to remember my father for all the great things that he did. I’m honored to accept the award on his behalf.


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