WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently took to his podcast, “The Ross Report” to comment on several professional wrestling topics. “Good Ole’ JR” discussed his current situation with AXS TV, what he plans to be doing in 2019, and why there’s no reason Seth Rollins shouldn’t be “the guy” in WWE. Here are the highlights:
His current situation with AXS TV: “Let me say this right away, a little piece of business, ” Ross said. “I have not, as far as I’m concerned, broadcast my last match on AXS TV. I’m unable to get back on their air until passed the end of March, but I am optimistic that I will, somewhere along the way, rejoin the team in some capacity. So I’ll just throw that in there. That’s all.”
What he plans on doing for 2019: “[More MMA broadcasting] is possible,” Ross said. “I’m probably going to be doing a lot things that I haven’t been doing come Spring. I’d like to do some more boxing. I’d like to do some football. I’d like to do some MMA. But I’m never going to deviate too far from my [pro] wrestling roots. That’d be stupid.”
There’s no reason Seth Rollins shouldn’t be “the guy” in WWE: “Pro wrestling is about one thing here,” Ross said. “It’s about creating new stars. And that’s not just me talking about Seth Rollins earlier. There’s no reason he shouldn’t be the guy.
“But if you’re going to be the guy, you need to have a full commitment from everybody in every aspect that contributes to creating the guy. Everything. Graphics, creative, music, attire, tweaking your gameplan a little bit. So I don’t think it has a big [connection] to the economy.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions