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Jim Ross Isn’t Happy With How WWE Booked Brock Lesnar’s 1st Ever Pinfall Loss

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• Jim Ross Isn’t Happy With How WWE Booked Brock Lesnar’s 1st Ever Pinfall Loss

On a recent episode of his weekly ‘Grilling JR’ podcast, legendary WWF/WWE commentator Jim Ross talked about the Survivor Series 2002 pay-per-view, that also featured the debut of the famous Elimination Chamber match.

J.R. stated that he still feels like one match on the card, in which Brock Lesnar lost his first ever (televised) professional wrestling match via pinfall and dropped the WWE Championship to The Big Show, should not have taken place.

Here’s what Ross had to say:

“It is crazy, it’s illogical. Why do we need to change the championship? And I wouldn’t have booked that match. The match should never have happened if I had the proverbial pencil, which has the most powerful weapon in all of wrestling on one end, the eraser.

I would never have booked it. Again, protect your attraction, the 7-foot 500 pound, 400 pound, whatever guys come up, they don’t come along that often. He’s an attraction that can’t be replaced as far as look and perception and size.

So it was crazy, don’t book that match, book another match that Brock and go out and have an athletic contest with. You notice that they kept this mess short because they didn’t want to overexpose either guy.

And to have a title match that goes 4 minutes and one of your biggest stars who is going to be one of the biggest stars in the company gets beat in 4 minutes. I don’t know what we accomplished. I really don’t.”

Old School Wrestling commentator Jim Ross is famous for his play-by-play commentary roles in Bill Watt’s Mid-South Wrestling / UWF promotion (1977-1987), Jim Crockett Promotions / NWA / WCW (1987-1993), the World Wrestling Federation / WWE (1993-2013) and AEW (2019 onwards).

Good Ol’ J.R. has also worked as the WWF/WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations for most of the Attitude Era and way into the Ruthless Aggression Era.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 1, 1984) – WWF Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to the first ever WrestleMania event.

You can find the card below:

– David Sammartino vs. Gino Carabello

– Paul Orndorff vs. Mario Mancini

– Blackjack Mulligan vs. Rusty Brooks

– Brutus Beefcake vs. Jose Luis Rivera

– Tito Santana vs. Dave Barbie

– Andre The Giant & S.D. Jones vs. Ken Patera & Big John Studd

        
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