Originally Posted by Heath_Decka
If there was any intent behind it at all it would be to illustrate how easily and cheaply it could be done and with any old body. I love Bully Ray and think it was a great promo but I never for one second thought about that when I saw that Ryback thing. The Bully Ray thing was good.
The Ryback thing was meh
. I don't see how the Ryback one was much different to The Rock's "via-satellite" spiels from a couple of years ago now. And I'm sure there are similar ones that pre-date those. The reason they created the Ryback ones in such a fashion was NOT to rip off TNA, but to highlight Ryback the best way possible - pre-recorded. The fact that he was in the building and appeared that very night
illustrates the lack of faith they had with him doing it live. Your suggestion that that was the very first time TNA has ever done that style of promo is a pretty big claim. We might have to hear from Derpside Ron Gervin about this!