— Apparently people close to Bully Ray were caught off guard and had no idea that his contract with TNA was expiring. His deal with the company ended last weekend, making him free to negotiate with anyone he chooses.
As noted recently, Ray held a meeting backstage at a recent TNA TV taping to basically say his “goodbyes” to friends and co-workers, as he expected that he wouldn’t be re-signing with the company. It should be noted that Bully Ray’s real-life girlfriend – Velvet Sky – also appears to be distancing herself from TNA Wrestling. She also isn’t denying the rumors/reports on social media.
— Here are tonight’s TNA iMPACT! Wrestling matches:
* Austin Aries vs. Sanada
* Madison Rayne vs. Taryn Terrell
* Tigre Uno, Crazzy Steve and Low Ki vs. Homicide, DJ Z and Manik
* Ethan Carter III vs. Rhino
* Team 3D vs. The Wolves vs. The Hardys