You are invited to the wedding of Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan:
On tonight’s Impact Wrestling on Spike TV, TNA will be going ahead with a wedding storyline between Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan.
Last night Bully actually had a bachelor party at Rick’s Cabaret in New York. Ray’s crew reserved the entire second floor VIP lounge and the Deluxe Sky Box. Following dinner they reserved the entire roof deck and smoking lounge “to enjoy cigars and brandy.”
Rick’s Cabaret Girl Maya, who met Bully Ray on a previous visit to the club commented: “He is such a man! I wanted him all to myself, but Brooke Hogan must have won his heart.”
Speaking of Bully Ray, he was recently interviewed on Sirius 92, XM 208 show Busted Open. Here are some highlights…
TNA’s new PPV schedule:
“I think it’s good for business as far as people being emotionally invested and really interested in what’s going on. From a dollars and cents point of view, I can only hope it makes sense for TNA. I like to compare everything to sex. Even sex gets too much at times. A pay per view every single month, you kind of get burned out on it. What really is special and what is not special? Sometimes you may watch a pay per view and say actually Thursday night’s Impact was better than the pay per view. So what did I spend my money on? I remember as a kid growing up, the Wrestlemanias, the Royal Rumbles, the Survivor Series, the Summerslams, the Starrcades. The special shows that you really, really built to. You built real emotional investment. Where you said to yourself, ‘I absolutely, positively have to see this show.’ With pay per views nowadays, whether it’s WWE, TNA, Ring of Honor. Is there anything that’s must see anymore? Ok I know I must see Bound For Glory, and I know I must see Wrestlemania. What else?”
Why TNA is not tackling the big markets:
“There aren’t a lot of topics that I won’t answer you guys on. This one I’m going to step away from, for the very simple fact that my opinions might not mesh with their business opinions. All I know is this, in New York City, a small underground company with no better than a midnight spot on cable television fifteen years ago sold this city out every single time. TNA should be doing the same thing. I would love to see TNA get on board a little bit with the more traditional style of wrestling promotion, and getting word out to the fans a little more than just the TV show and the internet. I do believe that a company who is still growing like TNA, you really do need to do the gorilla marketing, the grassroots marketing. I do believe that TNA should be appearing more and more in New York, in Philadelphia, in Boston, in Chicago and Detroit. Hardcore wrestling fanatics, cities where people will really sink their teeth into your product, people will really jump on board. I’m not quite sure why they stay away from the Northeats as much as they do.”
On CM Punk:
“I’m going to put somebody over right now. I normally don’t put anyone over, but I want to give CM Punk credit. I’m a Punk fan. You know why I’m a Punk fan? Because that bastard says what’s on his mind. There is one thing that he doesn’t have that I respect and that’s fear. He has no fear. He so reminds me of someone who would fit into the ECW locker room. He’s got balls as big as mine. Back in the day when I was starting riots, that if I did that s–t today, I’d be sued for life and probably wind up dead behind bars. And they don’t have a choice in what he says because he is going to say whatever the hell he wants, and I love it. He is the punk rock version of pro wrestling, and that’s what we were back in the day. To see that be so real and honest and he is so friggin angry, I love it. I love his anger. Punk will stay out there for fifteen minutes and talk on that mic and never trip over a line. You know why? There are not lines. It’s real emotion. It’s how he really feels. That’s what makes it beautiful.”
If Hulk Hogan will attend the wedding:
“He is either going to accept me or he is not going to accept me. All I know is that tomorrow night on Spike TV, I am going to marry his daughter. If that doesn’t make him accept me, than I don’t know what will. At the end of the day no matter what kind of animosity and heat me and Hulk have, I really do hope that he is there on Thursday. I want him to walk his daughter down the aisle. I want him to give his daughter away. I want him to be happy. I want him to be happy for his daughter and I want him to be happy because of my respect level for the industry that he paved the road for me. That’s the bottom line.”
Mexican star returning to TNA?:
Former TNA star Judas “Ricky Banderas” Mesias noted on Twitter that there have been plans for him to return to the company, although AAA remains his home:
“For those that ask about TNA, Yes there are plans to return but AAA is obviously my home. -m”
Mesias previously worked for TNA in late 2007/ early 2008 as part of a talent exchange. He was built as a monster opponent for Abyss, although his run was cut short.
Edge talks having fun in the Attitude Era:
WWE Hall of Famer Edge discussed his memories of the Attitude Era during a recent interview with Forbes online.
“I think back to the stuff that Christian and I did and all the idiotic things that we did that were so much fun,” Edge admitted.
“You had two guys that grew up together and really do act like brothers and did play Sega Genesis together in college and we did do all of these things. Now we’re on worldwide TV living out our dream, getting to show a side of our personalities, which is essentially us. I mean everything we did every week. You know there’s not one particular thing that sticks out more than anything else because we had fun all the time.”
Jeff Hardy barred from UK due to past convictions:
As it stands Jeff Hardy will not be able to attend the upcoming TNA UK tour due to his past drug related convictions. The World Champ will miss 4 episodes of Impact, which will be taped during the tour so it may be that the company book him to drop the belt or write him out with an injury angle.
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