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Jim Ross Reveals How Badly Stone Cold Steve Austin Wanted To Be A Top Guy In The WWF, Enzo Amore Returns To In-Ring Action

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• Enzo Amore Returns To In-Ring Action

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore (who was down with a flu) returned to in-ring action at a recent WWE Raw Live Event in Evansville.

Below are the results:

– Goldust, Rhyno, Heath Slater & Apollo Crews def. Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas

– Asuka def. Alicia Fox

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Enzo Amore (c) def. Cedric Alexander to retain the Title.

– Elias, Kane & Braun Strowman Segment: Kane interrupted Elias’ singing segment and Chokeslammed him. Braun Strowman then came out and Powerslammed Kane through a Table.

– Sasha Banks & Bayley def. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville and Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss & Nia Jax in a Triple Threat tag team match.

– WOKEN Matt Hardy def. Bray Wyatt

– Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns, Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan def. Samoa Joe & The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus)

• Jim Ross Reveals How Badly Stone Cold Steve Austin Wanted To Be A Top Guy In The WWF

During a recent edition of Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross talked about how competitive the Attitude Era roster was and how badly Stone Cold Steve Austin wanted to be a top guy in the WWF.

Below is what Good Ol’ JR said:

“We had a very competitive group. Everybody wanted to be the top dog. Everybody took pride in being the guy. I booked Austin one time in a tag match to give him a break on a Saturday night before TV, a Sunday night, excuse me, on the west coast.

I put him in a tag match at Vince’s suggestion and I put him on right before intermission. So he goes out and gets to the town and Blackjack Lanza is the road agent, so Lanza calls me on the phone, which was very common, go over the plans for the night creatively on the live events, and he goes, ‘I’ve got Austin here for you.’

He handed Austin the phone and after he got done over modulating on my phone and cussing, I figured out that A) he didn’t like tag matches and B) he couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t going on last.

And I said, ‘well, I thought the tag match would give you something of a break instead of carrying the whole load and going on before intermission would get you on the road earlier.’ I said, ‘you’ve got a big night at Raw the next night and it’s an early night because we’re on west coast time.’

And he gave me, ‘man, I worked my entire G.D. life for this, to be a top guy, and not have to do that and I want to go on last. That’s what top guys do.’ And that was him! That was the way some talents were.

And by the way, I unbooked the tag and put him on last.”

        
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