• Jim Ross Reveals Which Raw Moment He Regrets Missing, On Randy Savage Having Trust Issues
During a recent interview with TV Insider, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross talked about working with “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Vince McMahon, Raw & more.
Below are the highlights:
On Randy Savage having trust issues:
“I worked with Randy Savage, which is never easy. I loved his talent. I loved his passion, but he had to trust you. I think he had trust issues, but he was damn sure talented. He and I called the 1-2-3 Kid and Bret Hart. To many in the crowd, I’m sure they thought it would be an easy Bret Hart win and that this young guy, Sean Waltman, wouldn’t have a chance.
It was one of the classic examples of how great a talent Bret Hart was, because he made Sean Waltman look like a million bucks. They had an extremely competitive match that was based in logic, unpredictability.”
On working the commentary team with Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler:
“I had no idea what the franchise Monday Night Raw was going to eventually mean what it has. I worked with Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler. That was new. Three men in a booth was new for me. Not being the lead guy was new. It was a great, refreshing start.
A reboot. At that time, I came from a chaotic WCW with all the changes in management. It was a relief to work for a company where you could get a straight answer from the decision-maker. I loved that part of it.”
On suffering from his second bout of Bell’s Pasly and missing out on Mick Foley’s first WWF Title win:
“I worked so diligently and with all my heart to get Mick hired because I felt like he was a good citizen and a great opponent for The Undertaker, which I needed at that time. I didn’t get to call that match.
That’s one of my regrets as far as Raw was that I was ill when Foley won his title. I thought it was a moment I would have loved to experience with him.”
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 28, 1985) – Piper’s Pit
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of Old School Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s Interview segment ‘Piper’s Pit’.
The guest of this episode was the late, great Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, who’s the brother of Paul “Butcher” Vachon & Vivian Vachon and uncle of Luna Vachon.
• 13 Year Backstage Veteran Released From Impact Wrestling
Bob Rosen, who worked as the Ring Transportation Manager in Impact Wrestling since 2004, has been released from the company. Below is what he posted on Facebook:
“Well it’s time to thank everyone who trusted me to build and keep anyone who step foot into one of my rings safe. I’m officially gone from Impact Wrestling (not by my choice!) $.
The last 13 years have been the greatest time in my life from the great talent who showed me much respect for what we did with the rings and cages. To the back production people who never got the credit they deserve. These people who come together under great stress and pull off some of the greatest shows you’ve watched weather it was TNA or IMPACT WRESTLING.
I still believe every talent deserves to work in a great ring. My passion for this business has taken a hit because of how this staff was treated but I still love wrestling and I will be back. I’m still building the best rings today. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!”
Bob suffered a heart attack during last year’s Impact Wrestling TV tapings.