Thanks to Ranjit Chahal of WrestlingRevealed.com for his help with some of the following newsbits:
— Since management is quite pleased with how well Bully Ray has taken to his new role in the main event, you can expect his push as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion to continue for a couple of more months. The company wants to take the extended approach to building up a babyface to eventually take the title away from him.
— Depending on his physical condition, Hulk Hogan is currently penciled in for a match against Bully Ray, and it could possibly take place at the Bound For Glory pay per view as we noted earlier here on the website. This is part of the reason the two have been involved in segments on iMPACT! Wrestling over the last few weeks.
— Now that Jeff Hardy is getting older and is a father, he has been using a smarter in-ring style. He admittedly has been holding back in matches to prolong his career a bit. It’s not really an issue for TNA, as Hardy has proven that he was willing to go above and beyond for a match that he feels is in the spotlight, such as his Full Metal Mayhem match with Bully Ray recently. He also appears to be sober these days and there have been no issues backstage recently.