After nearly 9 months of being one of the top faces in TNA, Bully Ray made his long anticipated heel turn at the LockDown PPV on Sunday. His promo, after stealing the world title from Jeff Hardy, caused fans to throw trash at the ring and fill the arena with vulgar laced tirades. All week long, TNA hyped up Bully's appearance on Thursday's episode of Impact, and the newly crowned champion didn't disappoint his fans or his haters. Bully Ray enraged the Chicago fans all night long at Impact. In fact, according to a March 15 report by PWInsider.com, a fan lunged at Ray and hit him in the face because he was so enraged with Bully's antics.
The fan was immediately grabbed by security and ejected from the arena. Fortunately for the fan, none of the wrestlers tried to handle this matter on their own. There's a rule within in the industry, that if a fan attacks one wrestler, he or she attacks all of the wrestlers and this usually turns out badly for the fan.
On the positive side of things, TNA can definitely use this incident to further show the wrestling world how mean, ruthless and antagonizing Bully Ray is. In fact, this incident begs the question "is Bully Ray the top heel in pro wrestling?"
A few summers ago, I spoke with wrestling's hardcore legend Mick Foley. We discussed how Bully Ray transformed into a tremendous single's competitor after spending his career as a tag-team wrestler. At that point in time, Foley believed Bully was ready to be the TNA champion.
Since then, Bully has gone on to become one of the most important figures within TNA and finally won the world title at LockDown; albeit nearly two years after his amazing transformation into a single's wrestler. With Bully's antics over the last 5 days, and the fans' reactions, you can easily make a case for Bully Ray being the top heel in all of pro-wrestling.
Courtesy of WeWatchWrestling.com, Fight Sports Examiner was able to bring to you the video incident of the fan punching Bully Ray at Impact.
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