​Jim Ross Says He Thinks Brock Lesnar Will Fight In The UFC Again & More


As Andy reported earlier here on eWrestlingNews.com, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross spoke with TSN Canada promoting his Ringside show in Toronto during WWE Survivor Series weekend. Here are some additional highlights including Brock Lesnar fighting for the UFC again:

On Seth Rollins’ recent babyface turn: “I think once [Rollins] gets engaged in an issue with an established villain, once the hero is wronged illegally, once he’s faced with seemingly challenging odds, all that babyface stuff will start filtering his way. He has always wrestled – with his athleticism and high-flying stuff – as a fan favourite, so he doesn’t have to change that. I think the subtle things – maybe his promo work will be tweaked a little bit, but he’s got to have a cause. Once his cause is established with an established villain, it will take care of itself.”

On the WWE fan response to AJ Styles: “I’m a little bit surprised because I didn’t know how the general WWE audience would receive A.J. – those who weren’t overly familiar with his work. There are some folks who only watch WWE. They don’t watch New Japan or TNA or what have you, so I was a little surprised that the audience embraced him so quickly. You saw that immediately upon his entrance at the Royal Rumble. I believe he’s the best in-ring talent currently wrestling.”

On WWE’s direction: “The WWE has done really well. They gave a hungry Kevin Owens – a Canadian that’s loved wrestling since he’s been alive – and A.J., an overachiever, an amazing athlete and those are their two champions. So I think if that’s an illustration of where they’re headed, I kind of like their athletic direction.”

On Brock Lesnar possibly fighting again: “I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Lesnar fighting. Even if he’s in his early 40s – say, 40 or 41 – when his WWE contract expires – and I don’t know that to be fact – I think he will strongly consider more UFC because there’s going to be a lot of money waiting for him for a one-time shot to see what he’s got left in the tank. And he sells pay-per-views. He’s like CM Punk. He sold pay-per-views and that was part of the bottom line in hiring both of those guys.”

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