• Jim Ross Reveals His List Of Great Heels Of Different Eras
During a recent edition of The Jim Ross Report, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross discussed giving King Kong Bundy his five-count gimmick, his list of best villains and more.
Below are the highlights:
On giving King Kong Bundy his five-count gimmick:
“I gave Bundy that five-count deal, his gimmick. [Bill] Watts was going to bring him in and wants to do something different. I said, ‘why don’t you have him where he’s so powerful, he’s so strong, he’s so confident, he’s so huge, that he’ll beat people with a five-count, not a three-count? He’s really going to put them away.’ So the five, he’d do the five. Watts liked that idea and I think it worked. I think King Kong Bundy still uses that to this day when you see him in the ring from time-to-time.”
On his list of best villains of Attitude Era and other eras:
“I think the best villain of ‘The Attitude Era’ was Vince McMahon. Mr. McMahon was an a$$-kicker. He was absolutely amazing. Ric Flair. How do you leave Ric Flair off of any list of any villains? My God! Triple H, hell of a villain. JBL did a hell of a job. John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield made it easy for the fans to dislike him. He could conjure up that personality, that big, loudmouth, Dick Murdoch-like Texan, and draw money.
Johnny did a good job with that for us. Eric Bischoff, a hell of a heel. No doubt about that. I think Chris Jericho doing great as a heel. And I worked firsthand with some great heels myself. Jerry Lawler, Paul Heyman, Terry Funk, Bobby ‘The Brain’ [Heenan]. So those are some of the guys that I look at that have to be on that list.”
• Rumor Killer On Handicap Intergender Title Match At Extreme Rules 2018
There was a rumor going on that a handicap intergender Title match is going to take place at Extreme Rules 2018 – Asuka vs. Carmella & James Ellsworth for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
However, that’s not the case. It was announced on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live that Carmella will defend her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Asuka in a one-on-one Money In The Bank rematch.
Regarding Carmella’s sidekick James Ellsworth, Ellsworth will face Asuka in an intergender match on next week’s episode of SmackDown Live.
• Has Rey Mysterio Signed A WWE Deal After WWE 2K19 News?
As we noted before, former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio has been announced as the pre-order bonus superstar for the upcoming WWE 2K19 video game. Below is the promo for this announcement:
— WWE 2K19 (@WWEgames) June 26, 2018
This began speculation that Mysterio has signed a deal with WWE. However, that’s not the case YET.
Mysterio has only signed a deal with 2K for appearing in the video game. However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted that Mysterio signing a deal with WWE is expected soon as well.