During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Abyss revealed some details about how close he came to signing with WWE back in 2006. John Laurinaitis had an offer on the table, but he backed out of the deal at the very last minute because he did not want to leave TNA after spending so many years there. Abyss also revealed to Ross that there were plans for him to feud with Undertaker and work a big match together at Wrestlemania.
November 11, 2015
Upon finding out that Buff Bagwell blames him for his failed run in WWE, Jim Ross issued a response. First and foremost, he is not going to bother to listen to the actual comments that were made by Bagwell. Secondly, Ross reminded Bagwell that he was simply the messenger at the time. Whenever someone gets fired from the company, the orders usually come from someone above him.
November 10, 2015
After WCW folded, Buff Bagwell was one of the guys whose contract was picked up by WWE. His stint there did not go well. Things apparently went downhill whenever Bagwell was involved in a backstage altercation with Shane Helms. Bagwell required 20 stitches from the fight and was sent home. When he called Jim Ross back, Bagwell felt that he received the cold shoulders, so he blames Ross for his failure in the company.
November 10, 2015
At the end of Hell in a Cell, the Wyatt Family came out and kidnapped the Undertaker after his match against Brock Lesnar. Jim Ross was critical of that finish. The legendary commentator felt that WWE missed an opportunity to elevate a younger performer by having him come out to try to save the heavily respected Undertaker. Ross also feels that JBL and Jerry Lawler should have made an attempt to help as well.
November 1, 2015
Before the internet became a household thing, professional wrestling fans had to rely on a series of magazines written by Bill Apter. Word has come out that his source within the industry was actually Jim Ross. When asked about this, the legendary WWE commentator stated that he did provide some insider information to Apter. However, he trusted that Apter was respectful enough to the business to know what to publish.
October 20, 2015
Add Jim Ross to the list of people who are criticizing WWE for how they are booking Seth Rollins as champion. The legendary commentator stated that he does not agree with the idea of having Rollins constantly losing on television. He understands the concept of the vulnerable heel champion character, but he does not feel all these losses are necessary. The same sentiment has been said by others in the industry as well.
October 14, 2015
For astute fans of professional wrestling, Bobby Roode has been one of unsung heroes of the industry over the past decade. He is the complete package as a performer. Jim Ross recently chimed in and stated that he hopes that WWE will be wise enough to scoop up the former world heavyweight champion. The legendary commentator compared Roode to a modern day version of Arn Anderson.
October 11, 2015
There are those within the internet wrestling community that believe that Daniel Bryan can save the ratings for Monday Night Raw from going down even further than it already has. Jim Ross took to his online blog to educate these particular fans. He essentially told them to lower their hopes by not putting too much burden on Bryan. He is not going to be able to save the ratings by himself. It has to be a collective effort by WWE.
October 3, 2015
Though it is now a billion dollar company, WWE was once so bad that it came close to being bankrupt. Jim Ross revealed during an interview that things were so bad with the company that several executives walked away because they did not want to be a part of a sinking ship. Ross noted that his good friend, JJ Dillon, had no choice but to resign because he could not feed his family on the pay cut that the company wanted him to take.
September 23, 2015
While doing a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Demolition revealed some interesting tidbits. Ax stated that Crush was added because he had developed a toxic level of iodine in his system. A very bad allergic reaction to shrimp cause management to make the addition. Smash stated that their matches against the Road Warriors were awful. When promises were kept by management, they decided to leave WWE.
September 17, 2015