PWInsider has reported that TNA wrestler Bully Ray has signed a two year deal to remain with the company as both an in-ring performer and as an agent backstage. Since splitting from Devon (who himself left TNA last week), Ray has gotten himself in shape and evolved into not only a capable singles performer, but arguably the best heel TNA has at their disposal and maybe even a future TNA World Heavyweight Champion (YES PLEASE).
As you can tell I’m happy about this news; Ray is one of my favorites on the TNA roster and one of the reasons I tune into IMPACT Wrestling every week; he’s gotten a lot better in the ring and his heel persona is both unique and old school at the same time (and also has shades of his old Dudley Boyz “yell at the crowd” routine from ECW). I’m rooting for him to eventually become World Champion and I think leaving TNA would be an absolute mistake for him career-wise. Here’s hoping he gets that main event run in the next two years.