Jim Ross Responds to Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero Comments Made By Kevin Nash

Nick Paglino

Jim RossJim Ross has posted an in depth response to Kevin Nash's comment that the pro wrestling business died when Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero were champions. The following are blog excerpts, and you can read more by visiting JRsBarBQ.com:

"I'm an old school guy who thinks that wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes and that the final, final decree on how well said talents produce is ultimately left up to the consumer aka the fans."

"Lots of sub six feet tall athletes have been huge box office draws in the biz over the years. There are too many to mention here."

"Several big men who have migrated into the pro wrestling world simply because of their size have failed. Some haven't. Kevin Nash was and still is very successful. He's made a lot of money and he's saved it. Smart guy. Out of the entire Grantland piece the thing that I felt was most compelling for today's wrestlers, rookies, wannabe's, etc, is that Kevin Nash made big money and he took care of it."

"Nash is a brilliant guy…love him or hate him. He's a survivor and by any means necessary which at times doesn't sit well with some people."

"I helped give Kevin one of his first breaks while we were both in Atlanta in the early 90's when WCW management, and I use that term loosely, did not know what to do with an athletic, 7 footer who could talk and who had a great look. When management heard Kev in on my WSB Radio show it opened their eyes to what they potentially had."

"No, I don't agree with Kevin on his smaller wrestlers theory as I like all that have true talent. But I do defend his right to express himself and chuckle at the ability that he has to manipulate fans and peers alike in 140 characters or less."

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