Jim Ross, the veteran commentator during the latest episode of the Grilling JR Podcast, spoke about his experience as a commentator working previously at WWE and now at AEW.
Jim Ross spot the differences in work experience
The veteran commentator recalled how Vince McMahon, the president of WWE, used to be in the gorilla position and produce the commentators.
Vince used to put words in the ear of the commentators. Good Ol ‘JR also spoke about the treatment he used to get from Vince while working with longtime co-commentator Jerry “The King” Lawler.
JR claims that Vince would always criticize him for the mistakes Lawler made. The commentary duo would enjoy the moment when Vince was not backstage and working as a performer.
Ross then differentiates how he is comfortably working in AEW. Tony Khan, the president of AEW never intervenes in his work and the commentators and they call the parties with ease.
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Jim Ross said:
“When Vince was a performer, it was a glorious moment because it allowed Lawler and me to create our own content. Like we do on Wednesday nights on TNT, we create our content. Tony Khan is not in our ear. Every now and then he says something. Things are fluid, things change sometimes. However, that was almost like a night off. It was fun, you look forward to it because you can get into your groove, make your groove flow. And hopefully the stream is good enough for viewers to like it. “
Ross has expressed his pleasure in working on the current promotion and has praised it on multiple occasions.
Goldberg’s last appearance on WWE Raw revealed
WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg returned to WWE in 2016 after a more than a decade hiatus from the company. He would then defeat Brock Lesnar in a squash match at Survivor 2016 and then win the Universal Championship against Kevin Owens in 2017. He defended his title against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33 in one of the show’s main events. As stated in his contract, Vince McMahon can only get him to compete in one more match this year, so it has to mean something. Goldberg also admitted teasing Ric Flair for being too old to be in the ring in the past. Goldberg also sent a bold message to a WWE Superstar a couple of months ago.
Goldberg finally returned to WWE television when he appeared on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW after Bobby Lashley successfully defended his WWE Championship against a returning Keith Lee. Subsequently, Goldberg appeared and challenged Bobby Lashley for a WWE Championship match declaring that he is next.
WWE is also announcing Goldberg for two more appearances on Monday Night RAW. He is scheduled to appear on the August 2 and 16 episode of the show. Raw on August 16 could be Goldberg’s last under his 3-year contract with WWE, signed in the spring of 2019 for 2 matches per year.
Bray Wyatt ‘medical issues’ in WWE Leak
‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt has not been on WWE programming since the April 12 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, recently defeated by Randy Orton at WWE WrestleMania 37 the night before. With this, fans and members of the WWE universe have been wondering where Wyatt has been and how come he hasn’t been fighting in a WWE ring. Bray Wyatt ‘not returning’ to WWE?
In an attempt to answer this, Steve Carrier of Ringside News recently asked about Bray Wyatt’s condition, where he was told that Wyatt’s absence is due to a “medical” issue.
The publisher and owner of Ringside News stated via Twitter: “There are rumors about Bray Wyatt. One story circulating is that he is off WWE television for “personal” reasons. We have been told that your absence is considered “medical” and not personal. It is still advertised for the August 9 RAW in Orlando as well. Stay tuned.”
In other Bray Wyatt news, in a recent interview by Bill Apter, wrestling legend and Bray Wyatt’s uncle, Barry Windham spoke about how his nephew is currently being used in WWE. Credit to SEScoops for the following quotes.
Bray Wyatt ‘broke character’ before WWE SmackDown “I hope he makes the cut in WWE, we’ll just have to see,” Windham said when asked about Bray Wyatt. It’s been (a great performer), it just hasn’t been used properly there. “
However, Windham claimed that he has not seen many of Wyatt’s matches as the Demon in WWE, but has seen the vignettes that he has done as the character. The wrestling legend continued:
“You know I haven’t really seen any of his matches, I’ve only seen some of the little vignettes that he’s done. He was always ready to be a fighter growing up. “
Rumors are circulating about Bray Wyatt. One story circulating is that he is off WWE television for “personal” reasons. We have been told that your absence is considered “medical” and not personal. It is still advertised for the August 9 RAW in Orlando as well. Stay tuned.
– Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) July 22, 2021
WWE Brings back the world champion for the return match
Samoa Joe will compete in a ring once more. The last time Samoa Joe was in a WWE ring was on the February 10 episode of Raw. Here Joe, Kevin Owens, and The Viking Raiders took on Seth Rollins, Buddy Murphy, and AOP in a losing effort. Joe would then work as a color commentator for WWE Monday Night Raw until his release from the company on April 15, 2021. Joe would re-sign in June and be named enforcer to NXT General Manager William Regal. Did Vince McMahon ‘infuriate’ this former NXT star in a text message?
After NXT Champion Karrion Kross strangled Samoa Joe, he laid the groundwork for a possible fight between Kross and Joe. It is now reported that Kross Vs Joe will take place for the Kross NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver 36. The event will take place on August 22, 2021.
In other Samoa Joe news, former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano commented on Joe’s last season with WWE NXT during a recent interview with TV Insider. The NXT mainstay stated: “Samoa Joe is a legend. You cannot replace the mind you have. He has done so many things in this business, even long before WWE. I was a fan of Samoa Joe when I was in high school. Everything he does, he does it successfully.
This fired WWE NXT employee recently leaked his paycheck. Continuing Gargano said: “Having Joe in this new role in NXT brings a breath of fresh air and brings this new dynamic. I am very excited about what he will do in the future. Whenever it is on the screen, it is essential television. “
Credit to Wrestling Observer