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Booker T Reveals Why Jim Ross Had Heat With Many WWF Wrestlers

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 12, 1985) – WWF All American Wrestling

On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.

It included pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments and featured the 1985 WWF Superstars.

The card can be found right here:

Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs. Barry O & Jim Haley

Cowboy Bob Orton vs. Paul Roma

Mean Gene Okerlund interviews David Sammartino

Rocky Johnson vs. Steve Lombardi

Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart vs. Jimmy Londos & Jim Powers

The Body Shop: Nikolai Volkoff, Iron Sheik & Classy Freddie Blassie

Tito Santana, Junk Yard Dog & Pedro Morales vs. Mike Powers, Doc Butler & Johnny Rodz

Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Classy Freddie Blassie, Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik

• Booker T Reveals Why Jim Ross Had Heat With Many WWF Wrestlers

During the latest edition of his Hall of Fame podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T revealed that Jim Ross had a lot of heat with WWF wrestlers because of the downside guarantee offers he gave them.

This was the time when JR served as the Vice President of talent relations in the WWF.

Below is what Booker T said:

“I can’t give JR a whole lot of heat — I heard people talking about their downside when they came in from WCW.

A lot of guys — I didn’t hear the stories then, but I hear them now because of the age of the internet, you know what I mean? On social media you hear these stories about ‘man, he offered me this much, he offered me this much.’ I remember the downside I got — I was happy as hell.

I was like, I’m cool with that. It wasn’t as much as I was making in WCW, but it was a whole lot of money. I was like I’m good with that, I’m good JR.”

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