http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=70457 Apparently TNA is trying hard to re-sign him (and Devon) , but they aren't getting anywhere. Devon does nothing for me on his own, but Bully Ray has had a incredible run the last year in a half as a singles wrestler. He has dropped a ton of weight is having great matches with everyone and cutting some of the best promos in the business and is as in tone with his character as anyone in Wrestling. The WWE would be nuts not to have interest in Ray as he'd instantly be one of the most over heels in the promo and would add a ton to their product. The fact that Ray hasn't re-signed with TNA yet makes me think he really would like one more run in the WWE and to get a chance to be a singles star. He would be a great keep by TNA or a tremendous signing by the WWE. I'm interested in seeing what happens.
Rumor is, Velvet is gone too. The theory is WWE is in a bit of a scramble mode after the Kong debacle. They are going to fast track Sara Del Rey up to the main roster as well as some of the FCW divas. The scramble includes bringing in the Beautiful People as well.
Not resigning Bully is just a stupid move. Even if you have to do Bubba a favor with Devon, you do it. He is the best heel in the company right now. It seems TNA is getting rid of some of their best people for what I have no idea. Either monetary or to make room for Eights and Aces or they are just TNA. Who knows, but it seems every other story on the dirt sheets is TNA wrestler on or already out. Its not a good sign.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
If they are not able to win the Calfzilla Bidding War, at least they have written the Abyss/Joseph Parks/Bully Ray angle in such a way where Ray disappearing afterwards would make sense from a story perspective.
Albert is a guy who can't talk or emote and has never been able to get a reaction beyond shave your back chants. Ray has always been over and been a great talker. Not saying that can't screw it up but Ray is far better in every way than Albert ever was.
Originally posted by Matt TrackerAs excited as I get at the thought of a rejuvenated Bully Ray moving to WWE, I remember what they've done with Albert, and all that joy deflates.
Bully Ray would be perfect in the WWE. Great on the mic, knows how to work the style and has size. He's ready made for the WWE upper to main event level. Having him run in and beat somebody down would be a big deal too as long as they don't Brock him after the fact, which I don't think they would because I believe he left on pretty good terms. If bringing Devon along is part of the deal than you do that too. He's actually become watchable on his own.
You could start right off with Bully vs Sheamus which would probably be fantastic.
That being said TNA really should go all in on resigning Ray. It would show that hard work is rewarded and they really have nobody to fill the void that would be left behind. Who else is going to make that Joseph Park angle work? Mr Anderson? Please.
Edit: I actually deleted a gushing Bully Ray post a week ago in the Raw stats thread for being too ... well ... pro Bully Ray.
I would love a re-sign of Team 3d/The Dudleys in WWE. The company needs some fresh antipathy-inciting heels asap. Maybe Bully will get that main event singles push he had going for a while on RAW years ago.
Roode is a fairly big man by TNA standards, but for a main-eventer I'm not sure he'd be as impressive compared to the big men in WWE, and Bully Ray seems a fair physical matchup for Roode.
Fair or not - I'm guessing Bully Ray just doesn't have the look to get a big push in WWE, but there's probably room for one more run as the Dudleys. Maybe an agent's job later if Ray has an aptitude for it, and good relations in the back.
His obnoxious New York heel character likely has its best effect down South with TNA. Still, could be Vince has heard reports of people getting into the new booking regime. He might overpay just to get Ray (and Devon) off the other show.
I agree with Tod, fine column, and a nice trip down memory lane for ECW marks like myself. (ECW action figures...I have a few of those) As for the Contributor status, I think you gotta talk to Guru about that.