Jim Ross

Jim Ross Comments on Tully Blanchard Almost Returning to WCW in 1990


During the latest edition of his “Grilling JR” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross commented on Tully Blanchard almost returning to WCW in 1990, and more. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On the bait and switch regarding the contract: “That was a deal where [Jim] Herd was going to take care of the deal. It was gonna be his thing, and get this done. It was a cluster. And that’s not how you negotiate, and you don’t bait and switch. We could have used Tully. And Ric [Flair] did the right thing by endorsing Tully. I don’t think anybody on the [booking] committee had any issues whatsoever in bringing a great talent like Tully Blanchard back into the fold.”

On why they offered that combination of money and dates: “Well, the thought was, I believe, from Herd and upper management and the accounting people, was that $3,000 a week would be our top offer for that level. And the only guys that would make more would be maybe Flair, Sting, Luger-type guys. Singles. So they were offering them three grand a week to make $156,000 a year … Conrad, bottom line, it’s just bad business. Bad business practices, unprofessional. But again, if you go back into that era of WCW. Look at all the cooks that passed through the kitchen. Everybody gets a chance to season the soup. And at the end of the day, the soup don’t taste worth a damn.”

(h/t – 411 Wrestling)

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