— Bully Ray did not return to TNA because he was at odds with the creative plans for him so the company moved on to Alberto El Patron. One source believed Velvet Sky, the real-life girlfriend of Bully Ray, would have been back if Bully returned.
For what it’s worth, Drew Galloway was first planned to win the iMPACT! Wrestling World Title but decided to leave as he felt disrespected during contract talks. Galloway was followed by Bully Ray for the World Title plans. When both of those guys couldn’t agree to terms, Alberto El Patron got the spot.
— Here are Thursday’s wrestling birthdays….
* Nikita Koloff (58)
* Rick Steiner (55)
* Tiger Ali Singh (46)
* Melina (38)