One of the most respected announcers in the history of professional wrestling, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, has never been one to shy away from giving his honest take on the wrestling business. In all fairness, with over 30 years of experience under his belt, Ross and his opinion are highly valued.
In the latest Q&A on his website, Ross answered a multitude of questions about wrestling. Among the topics of discussion was a funny story about his former boss, Vince McMahon, a question pertaining to John Cena and a future dream opponent for him and more.
But his thoughts on Ring of Honor needing to change its style is sure to generate some buzz. With their recent television deal with Destination America, Ross’s advice to the company could serve them well in the long run as they look to remain one of wrestling’s top promotions.
The idea of WWE signing more international talent: “Likely all are viable suggestions assuming that they all want to join WWE of which I don’t know. WWE does a good job of evaluating talent such as you mention so I’m sure that they will continue to make good selections.”
The impact of the internet on the wrestling industry: “Times are always changing I would assume and more info becomes available through various sources today so I’d say the answer would be yes.”
Vince McMahon and his issue with sneezing: “Vince can’t control his sneezing, like all of us, and he doesn’t like things occurring that he can’t control. Many of us found it a source of humor.”
Whether Ross would prefer seeing “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. John Cena or Undertaker vs. John Cena: “Austin is out so of the two I’d obviously go with Cena vs. Taker of which I’ve fantasy booked on my podcast months ago. Do you listen to the Ross Report?”
A potential podcast with Jerry Lawler: “You are right, it’s been asked many, many times. Hopefully we will at some point.”
Brock Lesnar vs. Batista in a steel cage at Wrestlemania 32: “Looks nice on paper but there is no story and any match such as this is all about the story and the presentation.”
Issues with Ring of Honor: “I am a ROH fan but they wrestle too fast, sell too little and need to slow their pace so that when they hit the next gear it means more.”
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