Bully Ray says he thinks that WWE will never allow any of its current wrestlers to transcend the company the way some stars have in the past.
Superstars such as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and John Cena are key examples of names who got so big, they could basically do whatever they wanted after getting to a point where they no longer needed WWE.
Ray reckons Roman Reigns is as close to that level as it can get but won't ever be allowed to follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned pair.
“The 80s was all about every star. You had Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Roddy Piper, Ted DiBiase," he said on Busted Open Radio (transcribed by Mandatory). "You had so man diverse stars. The 90s, Stone Cold, The Rock, The Undertaker, Kane, Triple H, DX, so much diversity there with different stars.
"But Roman Reigns can’t do whatever the hell he wants like John or Rocky can. Like Steve can, like Hulk can. My whole perspective on this is that those guys became bigger than WWE. They’ll always have a loyalty to WWE because WWE allowed them to become those larger than life personas. But, if they don’t want to do something, they don't have to. I don't think WWE wants any one particular star to become bigger than the company ever again."
Is @JohnCena the last "bigger than the company star" in WWE?@bullyray5150 & @THETOMMYDREAMER discuss why they believe there will never be a mainstream star as big as John Cena in the #WWE again. pic.twitter.com/xJDFS8Yci5— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) June 6, 2019
Johnson and Cena have gone on to make a name for themselves in Hollywood, with the latter now arguably the biggest personality therein. Cena is not quite on his level yet but has been having his fair share of fame away from the WWE.