To clear up all the speculation surrounding his return to TNA, Bully Ray took to the air to reveal that his appearance on Impact Wrestling was a one time thing. He stated that the front office called and told him that they needed a special guest referee for a world heavyweight championship match. Since he thought it would be fun, Bully opted to sign on for the episode. He stated that he and Devon still enjoy having independent status.
May 12, 2015
When Bully Ray left TNA because the two sides could not come to an agreement on a new contract, he attempted to go back to WWE, making a surprise appearance as a mystery entrant in the Royal Rumble in January. However, he a full time deal was never given to him, so he opted to to make a quick return to the company that made him a world heavyweight champion for the very first time in his career. A full time return is still a possibility.
May 9, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that Velvet Sky could be making her return to TNA very soon. Apparently, the two sides have patched things up. When her contract expired in January, management opted to let her go. Velvet was very disappointed and publicly voiced her opinion on the matter, citing that she was hoping for more loyalty from the company. There are also talks that her real life boyfriend Bully Ray could be making a return as well.
May 8, 2015
There are some rumblings that Bully Ray could be making his return to TNA tonight on Impact Wrestling. Management has been promoting the fact that a former world heavyweight championship would be making a comeback. However, these rumors have to be taken with a grain of salt, as Bully is being advertised to make appearances for a promotion in New Mexico on Friday and Saturday. Of course, they could have been canceled.
May 8, 2015
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