The greatest empires in world history were unstoppable. They achieved many great things. Eventually however, every single one of the empires collapsed. They didn’t collapse due to an outside force. They imploded on themselves.
It needs not be repeated how devious and cunning the plan was for the rise of the Aces and Eights. Bully Ray masterfully put all of the pieces into position to do as he wished. At Lockdown 2013, that plan was executed as Bully Ray revealed himself as the President of the Aces and Eights and the new World Heavyweight Champion.
For the next few months, the biker gang ran roughshod over the TNA Landscape. They eliminated the TNA Heroes one by one until there was nobody left to fight them. It didn’t hurt that the General Manager, Hulk Hogan couldn’t get along with his greatest ally in Sting.