Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden is in the books, and is a success. Many on the show were first-timers in the venue, but not Bully Ray.
The veteran has been wrestling at MSG since 1999, and did once more against Juice Robinson in his latest effort, which turned into a tag match. It was actually scheduled to be Ray's first ever singles match there, after dozens of tag team affairs. Even though it was a goal of his to return, it didn't become so until recently.
"As far as bringing Bully Ray to Madison Square Garden, it is a bucket list item that I only added to the bucket list recently when I saw there would be an event at Madison Square Garden. With all of the great Ring of Honor talent, the great New Japan talent, I wasn't guaranteed a spot on the card. I did what I had to do-character, storytelling, wrestling-wise to make sure that I earned myself a spot. I'm proud of the fact I was able to do that. I created the Bully Ray character. Nobody created it for me. I moved it forward. I'm talking about when I originally invented it in TNA. This was my creation and when you can bring your creation to the G1 Supercard, it is a very good feeling and sense of accomplishment," Bully told Fightful recently.
If Bully Ray ends up competing in Madison Square Garden in 2020, he'll experience the unique feat of doing so in four different decades. However, he's not looking that far ahead, even though he's hopeful that it happens.
"The next year I don't even think about. Who knows what even is going to happen next year? Hopefully Ring of Honor, Madison Square Garden and New Japan Pro Wrestling continue to have a good relationship. Hopefully all parties want to do business again," Bully Ray told us.
You can see Bully's full comments above. Thus far, no plans for an additional Madison Square Garden show have been announced by Ring of Honor or New Japan Pro Wrestling, but AAA will run the venue in September.