Bully Ray Appears on Y2J’s Podcast; Ray Talks Working with Hogan, If Hogan Leaving TNA Has Left a Hole in the Company & More

Nick Paglino

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TNA star Bully Ray recently appeared on Chris Jericho's Talk Is Jericho podcast and below are some highlights:

On working with Hulk Hogan and Brooke Hogan:

"It was awesome, and it was the main story line along with the Aces & Eights," said Ray. "Those two stories kind of ran together. To be in the ring with him and work with him was cool, because listen…at the end of the day, he's Hulk Hogan. He's the Babe Ruth of our industry and being in the ring with him is cool."

On the expectations that he and Hogan would eventually have a match:

"The end was result was we were supposed to have a match," explains Ray. "Me and Hulk had talked about this match on several different occasions and he felt totally comfortable with me because he knew I could custom tailor the match to exactly what he needed. It just didn't happen. It didn't happen because of his physical reasons, and also business reasons within TNA."

Jericho asked if Hogan's departure left a big hole for TNA.

"No, I don't think it's caused a big hole at all," said Ray. "He split, that's it, he's gone. He was on TV with TNA probably more than he should have been, and he was talking up a lot of prime real estate where younger guys could have been. If I was writing a show, Hulk would have been in one story and he would be on the show one time, so we can feature him, give the people their Babe Ruth and that's it."

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