A top IMPACT Wrestling star has discussed how they kept their recent return a surprise.
Bully Ray is a WWE Hall of Famer and bonafide legend in the industry. He first rose to prominence in ECW before he and his tag team partner D-Von signed with WWE.
After a legendary run in WWE, the Dudleys became Team 3-D in TNA. In IMPACT Wrestling, Ray became a singles star and two-time IMPACT World Champion.
At IMPACT Bound For Glory 2022, Bully made his return to the promotion and won the Call Your Shot Gauntlet to secure a guaranteed title shot.
On the latest Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz, Bully Ray was asked to describe how long he kept his return to IMPACT a secret. He answered:
“It wasn’t that long. The deal was done very, very quickly.”
“The deal was done between myself and Scott D’Amore, so if you really want to know who or what the first domino was to fall in this entire situation, Josh Alexander leading me to be in a position to win the Call Your Shot Gauntlet battle royal and once again have an opportunity to fight for the IMPACT World Championship, blame it on Scott D’Amore, who as we saw last night, should have never put his hands on me.”
“Scott D’Amore has fallen, Tommy Dreamer has fallen. Josh Alexander’s wife has fallen, and on Friday the 13th, in a sold-out Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, live on FITE TV, all around the world, you’ll see me defeat Josh Alexander, become the three-time IMPACT World Champion, and Josh Alexander will have fallen also.”
When discussing how he kept his return a surprise to everyone, Bully stated:
“When I have done anything in wrestling that didn’t shock people, or make it a surprise? When I returned to the Royal Rumble in 2015, one of the louder pops in Rumble history.”
“When me and D-Von returned to the WWE at the Barclays Center on Monday Night Raw, another monster pop. You never know when I’m gonna show up because I know how to keep my mouth shut.”
“Wrestlers talk too much. I talk to nobody. Only the people that need to know, know. That’s what makes my surprises special. If you go back and you watch Bound For Glory, when my music hits, that place comes alive.”
Bully Ray will challenge Josh Alexander for the IMPACT World Championship in a Full Metal Mayhem match at tonight’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view.
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