• Legendary Old School WWF Commentator Celebrates His Birthday
Legendary Old School WWF Commentator “Good Ol’ J.R.” Jim Ross (Real name: James William Ross) turns 67 today.
Ross started to make a name for himself as an announcer and on commentary in Bill Watts’ UWF Mid-South Wrestling Territory and came to Jim Crockett Promotions when they bought the promotion in 1987.
In 1993, Vince signed J.R. to a World Wrestling Federation contract and Ross made his TV debut at the ‘WWF WrestleMania 9’ PPV.
Him and Jerry “The King” Lawler are considered the voices of the legendary Attitude Era, which is why they got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.R.!
• All Elite Wrestling Planning To Go After WWE Stars & Legends
As we all know by now, All Elite Wrestling is set to start functioning this year and they’ve already announced their first show – Double Or Nothing.
Cody Rhodes released a statement and noted that he’s going to be the Executive Vice President for All Elite Wrestling.
You can read his statement below:
“I feel so damn lucky. I believe that more than talent… more than chance… work ethic will guide me where I’d like to go.
To be Executive Vice President for our new venture, and to be flanked by Matt and Nick and a few familiar names sharing that position: this is my dream job.
I can’t think of a time when so many of wrestling’s top free agents all opted out of the road usually traveled and instead wanting to start something new. I am excited to see AEW into existence.
What’s old isn’t new – what’s new is new. Perception isn’t reality – reality is reality. Fans first.”
Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that Jacksonville Jaguars co-owner Tony Khan is President of All Elite Wrestling.
Rajah is now reporting that AEW is planning to go after WWE Stars whose contracts are coming up. They’re also looking to sign some Wrestling Legends.
This is quite interesting, especially after we noted yesterday that some popular WWE Stars are keeping their eyes on AEW as they’re not happy with their position in WWE, as reported by Ryan Satin.
I also know of some popular WWE wrestlers watching what happens with All Elite Wrestling very closely, as they’re unhappy creatively and looking for a change of scenery.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) January 1, 2019
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