Bully Ray recently spoke with Brian Fritz of The Sporting News to talk about his career and more. During the interview, he was asked about why he signed with ROH instead of Impact Wrestling. He said that Impact came after him very hard and heavy with a significant amount of money. He noted that he was considering both deals for a different reason. He said that he does think that if Impact would have communicated a little better, they might have given themselves a better opportunity of having him back there. He added that his heart was in ROH and that he has made his decision.
When asked why WWE did not use ‘Bully Ray’ character, he said that when you have something that is called the ‘Be a STAR’ program then it’s not easy to have a character named Bully. “That was one of the reasons. We came really, really close and I know the WWE Universe would have loved to have seen Bully Ray in a WWE ring.”
You can read the full interview here.