Jim RossJames William Ross
- Birthdate: 01/03/1952 (age 62)
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 250 Ib
Jim Ross is an American professional wrestling ...
On WWE developmental: "My most recent trip to FCW in Florida was good. WWE has several, potential main eventers that are being groomed as we speak. No one candidate sticks out head and shoulders above the rest but there are many athletes that I feel will be in the hunt for a WWE roster spots sooner than later. The process is a long one and can take years to achieve much to the chagrin of some. Back in the day many wrestlers worked in territories for years before making it to WWE so why should today be any different? I realize that times have changed but calling a wrestler up to the main roster too soon is the kiss of death more often than not it seems. The athletes that come from organizations such as ROH have a little faster track to travel or so it seems. Many of the athletes need to focus on slowing down a knotch or two from bell to bell and to continue to dedicate themselves to the strength and conditioning program which I feel should be 100% mandantory. Being around the prospects is always a refreshing time for me as they all seemingly want an opportunity to live their dream by becoming a WWE star. I tell them to set their sights on headlining Wrestlemania and not to settle for simply earning a spot on the roster. I hope to get more involved in WWE developmental as it's an exciting time with which to be involved in the process. Nothing is more important for WWE's long term success than developing tomorrow's stars and then being ready to fully utilize them once that they are called up to the big time."
On the WWE Network: "We're getting tons of questions on the WWE Network. Sorry I don't have the answers for you but I honestly don't. I do know it's obviously a high priority project, that WWE has HUGE expectations for the Network and that many ideas are being considered for content. For any network, content is king including producing new shows of which I understand WWE is considering. I hope to have a role on the WWE Network down the road but that has yet to be determined. Nonetheless I think a successful, WWE Network has the chance to be a game changer. Obviously, launching a new TV Network is an all hands on deck, 24X7 committment by all involved. The WWE Network is scheduled to debut on Sunday April 1, 2012 which is also WM28 on PPV. Perhaps the WWE Network will have portions of its programming that day live from Miami. Just an idea."
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