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Impact Wrestling News: Bully Ray on Jeff Jarrett's departure from TNA

Johny Payne
4.07K   //    24 Oct 2017, 22:00 IST

Bully Ray is a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion
Bully Ray is a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion

What’s the story?

Bully Ray has taken to social media following Jeff Jarrett’s highly-publicised departure from Impact, urging the TNA locker room to keep their heads up.

Bully’s social media response came in hot pursuit of Jarrett’s recent comments about Impact parent company, Anthem running out of financial resources to fund the pro-wrestling promotion.

In case you didn’t know…

Bully Ray, who is a former WWE Superstar who went by the ring name Bubba Ray Dudley, has performed for several notable professional wrestling organizations throughout his career.

The veteran performer recently suffered a serious head injury at an ROH show and announced his retirement from the sport in the days that followed.

The heart of the matter

The 46-year-old, whose real name is Mark LoMonaco, was widely regarded as one of TNA/Impact’s most important performers from 2005-15, with his ‘Bully Ray’ character being entrenched in most of Impact’s major storylines for the better part of a decade.

Bully is a TNA Hall of Famer, and despite having parted ways with the promotion, he’s often seen encouraging talent on the TNA roster to believe in themselves during the tough times that the company has been going through over the past few years.

Bully chimed in with words of reassurance yet again immediately after Jeff Jarrett publicly commented about Impact’s owners (Anthem Sports & Entertainment) running out of money. Bully asked the TNA performers to keep their heads up and continue working hard, alluding that all these problems have never been the wrestlers’ fault. 

What’s next?

Bully Ray has retired from in-ring competition. He, however, currently operates the Team 3D Academy of Professional Wrestling in Kissimmee, Florida alongside his former Tag Team partner, Brother Devon Dudley.


Author’s take

I’ve got to agree with Bully Ray here as he’s spot-on in his analysis of the management having failed TNA/Impact rather than the company’s downward spiral being the performers’ fault.

Regardless, here’s hoping Impact survives this rough phase and continues to put on shows for fans inside the six-sided ring.  

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