Jim Ross Blogs: NXT A Disappointment?, Cole Issues, & More


Jim Ross has posted his latest blog at JRSBARBQ.com. Check out the highlights:

On if he’ll beat up Michael Cole: “Please, let’s stop the pain. Why waste valuable TV time on announcer types when there are so many young, athletes that would covet the TV time?”

On if he hates Cole: “Hell, no. @MichaelCole is cast in a specific role on TV. His TV persona is an entertainment presentation and aside from that we have totally different styles and experiences. I got to experience and learn from the territory system and learned a ton from a variety of mentors, bosses, etc. I also worked along side Vince McMahon as a broadcast partner and got to understand his vision for the product in that time period.”

On if he thinks NXT is a disappointment: “I’m not sure, it’s a subjective question, but if I had to make a list it would include William “Don’t call me Steve, Dusty” Regal. An excellent broadcaster, skilled in ring talent and a fantastic teacher to the developmental kids.”

On who is next to be called up from NXT to the main roster: “I have no idea nor am I in that loop. It’s largely based on how well the talents evolve both in the ring, which the fans see, and out of the ring which the fans don’t see. If I were a NXT talent, I would not want to be called up until there were vignettes planned and I knew exactly my short term and long term direction as best that it could be explained to me. Fans who watch a handful of short, TV bouts in developmental and can then decree that a talent is ready for prime time are MUCH smarter than am I. I do know that how talents are introduced adn subsequently followed exposed is crucial as in life or professional death.”

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