• “It was embarrassing, this was the best they could come up with?” – Jim Ross On WWE Hall Of Famer’s WrestleMania Moment
During a recent edition of his Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discussed working WrestleMania 27 back in 2011.
Below are the highlights:
On working WrestleMania 27:
“Feeling unwelcome or I’m at the wrong place at the wrong time. I had no joy from working WrestleMania 27, none. I didn’t phone sh*t in, I worked hard based on what I had to work with but it’s hard to make [Jerry] Lawler and [Michael] Cole a [Terry] Funk, [Jack] Briscoe classic.
When that show was over on Sunday and Monday, even though it was a big success, the stadium looked great, but it was just not fun. Bottom line is, of all the WrestleManias I got the privilege of working, this was probably one that I was nonplussed over. Not because of the event, because of my own personal situation.”
On Triple H & The Undertaker wanting him to call their match:
“Hunter may not want to say it today, Taker wouldn’t give a sh*t because he’s that kind of guy. Both those guys were motivated for me to call their match because I had a seriousness and it wasn’t a gimmick to me. The Monday experience tainted what I did the night before at WrestleMania, I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy the show as far as the show is concerned.
I think that may have been the place and the tipping point where I was thinking if I never call another WrestleMania, I’m cool, I really am. Having to endure some of that ridiculous schoolboy Mickey Mouse horses**t, I had enough of it, it was unnecessary. The joke had played its way out and I was tired of it.
Maybe that’s all my fault, I got paid well, I’m not unhappy about my run there, I’m unhappy about certain things, the atmosphere and how it changed for me, I was over it.”
On Jerry Lawler’s WrestleMania moment being in a match against Michael Cole:
“Lawler still talks about his WrestleMania moment and I can’t tell sometimes if he’s being serious or just placating the scenario.
Because how in the hell can a guy who’s one of the greatest workers of all time, had wrestled all the top stars in the history of wrestling during his era, how could he look at this and say, ‘Boy, that was my WrestleMania moment, I’ll never forget it.’
The question is: you’re never going to forget it for what reason? Because it was embarrassing, this was the best they could come up with?”
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• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 96th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Angelo Poffo.
Poffo was a professional wrestler during the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, as well as the promoter of International Championship Wrestling (ICW), but the thing Angelo was most famous for, was being the father of WWF Legend “The Macho Man” Randy Savage and WWF Veteran “The Genius” Lanny Poffo.
In 1995, he was inducted into the short-lived WCW Hall of Fame, but has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, which is probably going to happen as part of their annual ‘Legacy Wing’ inductions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
April 10, 1925 – March 4, 2010