PWInsider.com is claiming that former two-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray has finished up with the company. His contract expires soon – if it hasn’t already – and TNA was unwilling to give him the kind of deal he was hoping for. Insider’s report states that Bully told the locker room he wasn’t planning on signing a new deal with the company, and that his performance at a recent live event would be his last.
Bully Ray and Devon will be inducted into the TNA Hall of Famer at this year’s Bound for Glory PPV in Japan. Along with being a former world champion and a 3-time tag champion, he has become one of the key main event stars on television over the last few years, and was reportedly a major locker room leader backstage.
Wrestlezone will update this situation as more information becomes available.
KILLAM: If true, this is more bad news for TNA. I understand the contractual issues, as they desperately need to cut costs, and he’s probably at the top of the pay scale with Angle, but they will have lost Bully, Sting, AJ Styles, Chris Daniels, Kazarian and a host of other really talented performers in the last year alone. He’s one of the last big names remaining, and in just a few months it’s likely Angle will be leaving as well. Not great news for TNA, who is still trying to find a home on TV past September.