- Mike Mooneyham recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross for The Post and Courier, who was promoting his new NJPW on AXS announcing gig. During the interview, JR gave his thoughts on the Shane McMahon vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania 32.
"Shane McMahon coming back was met with celebration by a lot of people, including myself, and met with disdain by others who had the crystal ball all Windexed up to see through it that it was going to be a fail on April 3. I don't know how they figured that out a few hours after Raw aired when Shane came back," Ross said. "I felt embarrassed for some wrestling fans that had this strong case that this was the silliest thing they ever saw, that it wasn't going to work. I just don't believe that at all. I'm not worried about Shane being 46 and Undertaker being 50 or so. I espouse the philosophy that my friend Toby Keith has that 'I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.' I think those guys going out there and probably doing a 20- to 25-minute match is not insurmountable. I know there's going to be a lot of punching and kicking and striking and a lot of contact. You talk about the New Japan strong style. I don't know that Taker and Shane know any other way ... especially Shane. He's not the refined, in-ring worker that a Ric Flair
is or a Triple H
even. But he's got a great attitude. They're going to lay their guts on the line. I can promise you that. I hope that they don't reel it out too far. But I think they're going to be fine."
JR also discussed the other top matches at Mania, the Freebirds in the Hall of Fame, calling wrestling matches again for AXS and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.
See Also: Jim Ross Talks To Wrestling Inc. About Sting In The WWE HOF, If Sting Should Wrestle, Triple H Vs. Roman Reigns, Steve Austin
- The Miz will be appearing at the the Cricket Wireless Store at 99 Charles Street in Malden, MA this Tuesday from 1 to 3 pm.
- With two weeks to go until WrestleMania, this year's event at AT&T Stadium still maintains the highest secondary market average ticket price of any WWE event in the 2010's. Average asking price is $549 with cheapest seat totaling $177. The previous high was Wrestlemania 29 with an average ticket cost of $396. As of this writing the event is not sold out on Ticketmaster. Flights and Hotels in Dallas haven't felt the hit quite as hard, with rooms currently available from $79.
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