Jim Ross has released his latest blog talking about his thoughts on ‘SummerSlam,’ commentating the Mae Young Classic and comments he made about indie wrestler Joey Ryan.
Before we continue, if you’ve yet to see the parade for Mae Young Classic, we have featured it below and highly suggest you check it out. Jim Ross and Lita will be commentating this incredible tournament featuring 32 of the world’s strongest, talented females out there. Be sure to make your predictions in the comments below and via our social media as we do want to see who people believe will walk out victorious.
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On commentating for an NXT ‘TakeOver: Brooklyn III’ match between Hideo Itami and Aleister Black:
“It was a blast to broadcast a live match with Mauro Ranallo as that seemed to be something that many fans wanted to experience, including me. Appreciate the hospitality and respect shown me by not only Mauro but Nigel McGuiness and Percy Watson too. I thought the Aleister Back vs Hideo Itami bout that we broadcast was a helluva wrestling match and one that I really enjoyed being a part. Itami seems to be more at ease as a villain and Black could well be a huge star in the making much sooner than later for NXT and subsequently at the next level, too. I love both men’s kicking game as you probably gathered if you watched the match.”
“There is a discernable, unique vibe at NXT events that I have personally experienced from working at two, NXT Takeover events, in Chicago and in Brooklyn. The audience seemingly has made a strong emotional investment in the NXT talents and it shows.”
On watching ‘SummerSlam’ from home:
“Watched Summer Slam sunday night from my Norman, Oklahoma home and enjoyed it. Happy I invested the time to watch the pre game show and the main card even though the length of the overall presentation was a bit challenging in which to remain engaged for approximately 5+ hours. I enjoyed the submission finishers utilized at various times on the show and the overall effort of the talents. The physicality of the Fatal Fourway was off the charts and, as I predicted, Lesnar retaining was the right thing to do and it is obvious that many fans want a Lesnar vs Strowman bout somewhere in the foreseeable future….Wrestlemania? Much more on this matter on the Ross Report.”
On working with Lita on the Mae Young Classic:
“Lita and I voiced over 16 Mae Young Classic bouts Wednesday in a marathon production session that yielded some excellent results of which you can see and hear beginning Monday August 28 on the WWE Network. I have truly enjoyed working on this project and feel that we are collectively doing a good thing for all the women who have contributed to the genre and who have campaigned for simply better opportunities as it relates to their in ring careers. The first four Mae Young Classic shows will begin airing in succession Monday night August 28 and I hope that you will give these broadcasts a shot. As a wrestling fan, you will be happy that you did.”
On Jim Cornette:
“Congrats to @JimCornette for celebrating 35 yeas in the wrestling biz. Without question, JC is one of the absolute best to ever do his craft and is arguably at the top of a crowded list of marvelous managers who have graced the squared circle. Corney was also one of my favorite broadcast partners ever and I hope that he can help Impact Wrestling recapture their much needed mojo.”
On his comments at his NYC show about Joey Ryan:
“Funny how some folks go into business for themselves when interpreting comments that I make including those with Paul Heyman Friday night in NYC. We were asked a question about Joey Ryan who is a talented wrestler with a unique ‘gimmick’ that might not be for everyone. I have no issues with Joey Ryan on any thing as he is staying booked, he’s earning a living, he’s entertaining his audience and he’s apparently having fun with his unorthodox in ring presentation. Some wrestling websites need to be more creative on their attempt to create click bait.”
You can find more from Ross here.
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