TNA’s Joseph Park Talks Bully Ray Leading Aces & Eights, Impact On The Road, James Storm

Chris Cash

Taking IMPACT on the road: "We're just excited in general; I mean, Orlando and Universal Studios was great. It was fantastic to us but it really didn't give us an opportunity to get out around the country and to connect with our fan base and this has really allowed us to do that. You know, getting out of Orlando and getting on the road and actually getting in front of fans in the Midwest and the Northeast and in the South; to actually connect with them had just made such a huge difference in the show. Orlando was great and they're a great crowd; god bless them, we love them to death but, you know, moving out and moving on the road, and in front of a live audience every week, a fresh audience. It means the world of difference to everything and you can tell that just by watching the show and come right through your television screen; that momentum and that creativity and everything, it just comes right through your TV screen. Those fans are great on the road.

 His friendship with on "Cowboy" James Storm: "James is great you know; you talk about a true, true cowboy. I mean, the guy is as much of a cowboy out the ring as he is in the ring and he's been great to be around. I've learned a lot from just talking to him and I actually got to travel with him a couple of times on the road, early on in my career. He's just a great guy to be around and he's an intense guy to be around and I can't think of a better guy to kind of learn the intensity and learn the ins-and-outs of this whole business from than a guy, a seasoned veteran, like James Storm.
He is a lot of fun, and the thing with Storm is when it's time to fight, when it's time to wrestle, nobody comes more prepared than him, but when it's time afterward to drink some beer, there's nobody more prepared than him too. So, that's a unique quality he has."

His reaction to Bully Ray revealing himself as the President of Aces & 8's: "I felt betrayed and duped, just like everybody else, you know? That's just me, I'm sure I don't feel as duped as Hulk Hogan does; he ended up handing his daughter over in marriage to this guy. That part really bothers me the most and the fact that he fooled everybody. He did fool everybody and he had a lot of help fooling everybody; I mean, he was behind this thing the whole time and so he did an incredible job. I'll give Bully Ray one, he did an incredible job of pulling the wool over everybody's eyes but now we're in quite a jam. I mean, gosh, this guy is still married to Brooke Hogan, technically, legally. And as a guy who's a lawyer, it's going to be tough to get her out of that marriage; he's not budging at all. He's doesn't want out of it, so it's going to be interesting to see what happens. But I know this much, I'll be there to help out, whether it's physically or providing my legal skills to help resolve this whole thing."

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