On Episode 25 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin welcomes in the legendary Jim Ross for a lengthy chat about his career, upcoming work for New Japan Pro Wrestling and Global Force Wrestling and much more!
JR also discusses Oklahoma’s 2014 bowl woes, this year’s college football playoff, his excitement and trepidation for calling what could be his final PPV, advice for aspiring announcers, his time as WWE VP of Talent Relations, his Royal Rumble weekend shows, where he ranks Tanahashi and Okada, his thoughts on Ring of Honor, how wrestling today could benefit from echoing the territory system and more!
As always, JR sums it up perfectly:
"Over the last two of three years, he's been my favorite WWE performer to watch in the ring, without question. He would've been a huge star in the Attitude Era, without question. Here's the deal: He's a very cerebral guy, who has an old-school spirit, that really cares about every aspect of the business. I think that he needed time off, ample time off, to recharge his batteries. I think he has, for lack of a better term, a major case of burnout. And I think the problem should have been recognized and addressed much earlier than letting it get to a head and him being so frustrated and such a sense of hopelessness that he decided to go home. Walking away from a problem is never a solution. Never. Solve the problem."
Oh, it's gonna get worse before it gets better. Look what it took to clear up the drug issues and chairshots.
Watch the young heel Sting get his ass kicked by Cowboy Bill Watts
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