What a time to be alive as a wrestling fan.AEW, double or nothing was close to a masterpiece with outstanding wrestling and incredible story telling.If they continue along this path, then the WWE has a lot of work ahead of them.
The Rock vs. Roman Reigns is one of the dream matches on many a fan's list, and based on all that is unfolding on SmackDown; the Samoan showdown could end up happening next year. Roman Reigns has taken his game to a whole new level on the Blue brand as the heel Universal Champion. The WWE has also done a well-researched job of tying in the Samoan Dynasty angle, which has made Jey Uso a relevant singles Superstar on SmackDown. However, the Samoan Dynasty angle is not just a storyline. Jim Ross spoke about
Vince McMahon ultimately has the final say on the presentation of his television shows, including WWE’s introduction videos for RAW, SmackDown, and pay-per-views. One person who used to feature in the videos, Jim Ross, has admitted that his feelings were hurt when he noticed he had been removed. This week’s Grilling JR podcast focused on the January 7, 2008 episode of WWE RAW. Ross watched the show as-live and gave his take on various aspects of WWE programming around that period of time. The WWE Hall
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has taken pro wrestling to new heights over the last few decades and he has been hands-on in various aspects of his business. The McMahon family have been an important part of WWE storylines on-screen over the years, but they have also been involved backstage in the growth of the company. Linda McMahon, Vince McMahon's wife, played a key role in WWE's incredible rise and was president and CEO of the company for a long time. She was also involved in some on-screen storylines over
The world of WWE is full of men and women competing to reach the top spot at any cost. This kind of a stressful environment is likely to give rise to emotions of jealousy and competition. While speaking about backstage jealousy between former WWE Superstars Sunny and Sable, Jim Ross stated on his podcast Grilling JR that the women's locker room is always full of jealousy of some kind even today, in WWE or any other company. Jim Ross stated that while there is rampant jealousy among the men too, they are
Vince McMahon is known to be a shrewd businessman who has made several decisions over the past few decades to expand the WWE and prevent his talent from leaving the company. Shawn Michaels was one of the biggest names in the late 90s, but the old HBK was not the same man as we know him today. Shawn Michaels was a polarizing figure backstage during the early days of his career, and his attitude problems and erratic behavior are quite well-documented. Jim Ross revealed several details about Shawn Michaels'
Jim Ross has reiterated that he does not believe Vince McMahon will ever step down from his role as WWE’s Chairman and CEO. However, he has acknowledged that his former boss is “no spring chicken” and his health is the only thing that will stop him from working. Vince McMahon, 75, is ultimately responsible for the biggest behind-the-scenes decisions that are made in WWE, including match outcomes and storyline developments. Ross, who joined AEW in 2019, worked for Vince McMahon in various different roles
Jim Ross played a key role in WWE not just as a commentator but also as the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, in the past. He played a role in bringing wrestlers to the company, negotiating deals, and also looking out for them. One Superstar that the current AEW commentator was in charge of handling was Yokozuna, who was an important talent in WWE in the 90s. Yokozuna sadly passed away in 2000, four years after his release by WWE. Jim Ross recently spoke about the WWE Hall of Famer, and why WWE
The sports entertainment company announced Wednesday that Patterson passed away at the age of 79. A longtime employee of the WWE, Patterson was hailed as a pioneer for the LGBT community within the sport. He wrestled from 1958 until 1984, but still remained a fixture of WWE's televised programming, regularly appearing alongside company chairman Vince McMahon. A true trailblazer of the industry, Patterson was linked to many “firsts” in sports-entertainment throughout his storied career, including the first-ever
Jim Ross has confirmed that financial demands ultimately caused Chyna to leave WWE. The former Women’s Champion departed WWE in November 2001 after four-and-a-half years with the company. Chyna made an instant impact in WWE in 1997 as an ally of Shawn Michaels and Triple H. She went on to win the Intercontinental Championship twice and the Women’s Championship on one occasion. Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Ross reiterated a comment he made earlier this year about Chyna wanting equal pay with
SHA, Danny Hodge, a legend in the world of wrestling and combat sports, has passed away at the age of 88. The only man to win national titles in wrestling and boxing, Danny Hodge is widely viewed as one of the best wrestlers of all time. His accomplishments include the NCAA Championship (x3), Olympic silver medal (1956), National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion, and NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion. Although Danny Hodge never worked for WWE, he appeared on WWE television in 2005 and 2012 to support
Triple H has transitioned from being an in-ring talent to a backstage authority figure in WWE over the last decade and more. The Game has played a role in the creative process in WWE, apart from being the brains behind NXT, WWE's third brand. Triple H had a sensational career with WWE since joining the company way back in 1995 and became one of the most hated heels during the Attitude Era. One person who played a role in Triple H's growth in the company was WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, who helped The Game get
Jim Ross has given his take on what really happened when WWE fired him after he hosted a video game panel in 2013. On the week of SummerSlam 2013, Jim Ross moderated a WWE 2K14 roster announcement with various WWE legends. The then-WWE commentator was suspected of being drunk during the panel, while questions were also raised about Ric Flair’s behavior. Flair ended up keeping his job in WWE, but Jim Ross was let go by the company one month later. Speaking on this week’s episode of his Grilling JR podcast,
During the latest edition of the Grilling JR podcast on AdFreeShows.com, Jim Ross opened up about his 'combustible' relationship with Eddie Guerrero.
Vince McMahon apparently sees a lot of himself in a WWE Hall of Famer and four-time world champion. AEW commentator and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has stated that Vince McMahon feels that Shawn Michaels is a lot like him. Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon have shared a close bond, with Michaels being his top guy in the 90s, and then a key player in the roster until his retirement. Michaels still works with WWE in some form or the other. On his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross said that Vince McMahon told him
Jim Ross has revealed that Vince McMahon had doubts about hiring Randy Orton in 2000. Although he is best known for his on-screen role as a commentator, Ross also worked closely with McMahon behind the scenes in WWE. The Hall of Famer was responsible for hiring Superstars in the 1990s and 2000s, including Randy Orton. Prior to joining WWE, Randy Orton enlisted with the Marines. However, he received a bad conduct discharge after going AWOL on two occasions. He also spent 38 days in a military prison. Speaking
The ratings of WWE, namely their flagship show, Monday Night RAW, have been a hot topic of conversation this year. The program has seen a steady decline in viewership throughout the year and reached a record low point on December 14 when it pulled in 1.527 million viewers. No matter who you ask, everyone has an opinion on what's going on with WWE's rating problems right now and how they can fix it. But very few people with an opinion right now have actual professional wrestling booking experience Enter good
Chris Jericho may have become the face of AEW over the past year. However, before joining AEW, Chris Jericho had already won multiple world titles in WWE and was considered one of the company's all-time greats. Interestingly, if it wasn't for Jim Ross, Chris Jericho may never have gotten a shot at becoming a WWE Superstar. The former AEW Champion recently took to Twitter and admitted that Jim Ross was almost "single-handedly" responsible for him getting a chance to become a WWE Superstar. While talking on
Ric Flair returned to RAW last week on Legends Night and was in Charlotte's corner during her match. However, the most noteworthy development from Ric Flair's return was his growing closeness to Lacey Evans. It has now being reported that WWE is looking to build a romantic angle between Flair and Evans on RAW. As per Jim Ross (via Cagesideseats), WWE is looking to start more love angles in the company. This could be the reason behind two-time Hall of Famer being paired with Lacey Evans on RAW. Last week on
AEW announcer Jim Ross has tweeted his reaction to referring to Kenny Omega as the WWE Champion on AEW Dynamite. On tonight's AEW Dynamite, former WWE announcer Jim Ross made a major blunder while addressing Kenny Omega. Jim Ross dubbed Omega the WWE Champion, as can be seen in the clip below: Ross was apologetic in his tweet. He stated that it happened due to the heat of the battle and the fact that it was live TV. Check out his tweet below: Jim Ross is widely regarded as the greatest announcer the wrestling