In order to keep their Royal Rumble returns as a surprise to the audience, WWE went to great lengths to keep Diamond Dallas Page and Bully Ray hidden at the arena. The two of them were kept in a special tour bus that was parked inside the stadium. DDP revealed in a promotional interview with the Miami Herald that the two of them were stuck in there for approximately seven hours. He even compared the situation to being stuck in jail.
February 12, 2015
While she really is no longer under contract to TNA, there are now rumors floating around that Velvet Sky could simply be working the audience. She has been telling people how disappointed she was that management did not show her more loyalty. Vince Russo even went on a long tirade about the promotion when he interviewed Velvet recently. A potential return is possible after she spends some time on the indies with Bully Ray.
February 8, 2015
When asked about what he would like to do if WWE were to offer him a permanent contract to return, Bully Ray was a bit more lenient than before. In the past, he stated that he only wanted to do a singles run. However, he recently mentioned that he would have no problems reforming his tag team with Devon. The belief is that he is trying to show management that he can be a team player, so that the company will offer him a contract.
February 2, 2015
Since Bully Ray came back to WWE and worked briefly during the Royal Rumble match, many fans are under the assumption that his relationship with TNA has been completely thrown aside. That is not the case, as the former world heavyweight champion clearly stated that he has not ruled out a potential return to the company. He simply feels that some time apart is good for both sides at this moment. Contract negotiations could resume.
February 2, 2015
Since he made an appearance as Bubba Ray during the Royal Rumble, a lot of fans are under the assumption that Mark LoMonaco is officially back with WWE on a full time basis. Some are even ruling out the possibility of a return to TNA. That is not the case at all. Vince McMahon has yet to make him an offer, and there is a chance it might not happen at all. If the money is right, then he could sign with Dixie Carter and bring back the Bully Ray character.
January 29, 2015
One of the more entertaining things that took place at the Royal Rumble on Sunday night was the return of Bubba Ray to WWE. Fans in Philadelphia, the home of ECW, absolutely ate it up, and there were plenty of positive responses within the internet wrestling community. Questions immediately sprung up about his status with the company. As of right now, the man formerly known as Bully Ray in TNA, is just signed for the one time appearance.
January 26, 2015