• Jim Ross Reveals His List Of Great Heels Of Different Eras
During a recent edition of The Jim Ross Report, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross discussed giving King Kong Bundy his five-count gimmick, his list of best villains and more.
Below are the highlights:
On giving King Kong Bundy his five-count gimmick:
“I gave Bundy that five-count deal, his gimmick. [Bill] Watts was going to bring him in and wants to do something different. I said, ‘why don’t you have him where he’s so powerful, he’s so strong, he’s so confident, he’s so huge, that he’ll beat people with a five-count, not a three-count? He’s really going to put them away.’ So the five, he’d do the five. Watts liked that idea and I think it worked. I think King Kong Bundy still uses that to this day when you see him in the ring from time-to-time.”
On his list of best villains of Attitude Era and other eras:
“I think the best villain of ‘The Attitude Era’ was Vince McMahon. Mr. McMahon was an a$$-kicker. He was absolutely amazing. Ric Flair. How do you leave Ric Flair off of any list of any villains? My God! Triple H, hell of a villain. JBL did a hell of a job. John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield made it easy for the fans to dislike him. He could conjure up that personality, that big, loudmouth, Dick Murdoch-like Texan, and draw money.
Johnny did a good job with that for us. Eric Bischoff, a hell of a heel. No doubt about that. I think Chris Jericho doing great as a heel. And I worked firsthand with some great heels myself. Jerry Lawler, Paul Heyman, Terry Funk, Bobby ‘The Brain’ [Heenan]. So those are some of the guys that I look at that have to be on that list.”
• Blockbuster Brock Lesnar Announcement Coming Tonight?
According to the Dirty Sheets, current WWE Universal Champion “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar is expected to appear in attendance for tonight’s UFC 226 PPV.
Dirty Sheets’ sources are reporting that Lesnar is expected to announce his return to the UFC (which would then lead to him entering the USADA Drug Testing pool soon) and there have been reports that Lesnar might even challenge the winner of the UFC 226 main event, which is a ‘Super Fight’ between UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier for the Heavyweight Championship.