WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his Q&A section of JRSBARBQ.com. Here are some questions he answered.
Has CM Punk surpassed Shawn Michaels?
“You are comparing apples to oranges, so to speak. Punk has not surpassed HBK in the ring as no one has in my view. The two are different entirely entities but both are big time players.”
Did you ever get the chance to do commentary with JBL?
“Never just the two of us.”
Did He & Jerry Lawler know about Mankind getting thrown off & through Hell in a Cell in advance?
“We were unaware that Foley was coming off the Cell as I’ve anwsered many times before. The less we knew about what was going to take place the better we were as a team.”
Which title is more prestigious – the Intercontinental or United States?
“Hmmm…I’d guess long time WWE fans would favor the IC Title but that’s merely my opinion. It also likely matters on who the particularly champion is.”
Rumors of Ryback getting heat for using Goldberg’s moves:
“I don’t know how to comment on internet rumors plus I’m no longer with WWE or around the talents to know what is going on. Ryback seems to have potential but he’s still a on going work in progress.
Why WWE never effectively pushed Cruiserweights:
Company philosophy inasmuch as labeling talents as cruiserweights or light heavyweights, etc puts an unfair and inaccurate less than positive label on them. Plus, talents that could not adequately verbalize in English wold have had issues getting and staying in the main event level.
Why WWE changed Steven Regal’s name to William Regal:
“Too many other guys named Steve to add another one was likely the thinking at that time.”