Among all the chaos behind the scenes in TNA Wrestling, we're told Bully Ray continues to cement his position as not just a top guy on the card but a major political force backstage.
We're told when TNA was considering releasing Brooke Hogan that Ray was consulted. He was in favor of getting rid of her and felt there was nothing that could be done to salvage the marriage angle following her public engagement to Phil Costa of the Dallas Cowboys. We're also told it was Ray's idea to be aligned with Brooke Tessmacher.
On a side note regarding the cuts, the feeling is that none of them have had any effect on the ratings and the "hardline negotiations" are expected to continue.