During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard blog, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was asked about returning to WrestleMania for commentary and calling The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns.
JR noted that he was impressed with “The Guy” Roman Reigns and said the following:
“Nobody gave me any announcer notes, so what you heard me say about Roman Reigns was real. He’s a big, athletic, young guy with so much potential. I like him and I don’t particularly care if fans think he’s a villain or a fan favorite. I believe he’s a star – simple as that. I’m not caught up in his creative – I don’t care if he’s a babyface or a heel. I just like to see big athletic guys that are tough and demonstrate that in the wrestling ring, and I thought he did that well. He took a lot of punishment, he sold well, and he kept fighting.
He and I had a very good talk before the show tonight, and I was very impressed with his maturity. This kid could be the future of WWE and he certainly will be a locker room leader.”
Below is what JR said about his new two year contract with WWE:
“I only signed my agreement on Friday night. WWE and I have not talked about my next assignment. I’m also going to continue to do my work for AXS and New Japan because I have a contract, and WWE was willing to work with me on that. They have faith in me and they gave me back my old jersey.”