WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently talked to Newsday about working with Battlegrounds for tonight’s MMA PPV, his relationship with WWE and more.
You can read a few excerpts from the article below:
Jim Ross On MMA Announcing Debut:
“I kind of stuck my foot out in the water,” Ross explains of trying something new. “Let’s make sure before we do this we have a life preserver.”
Ross on working with Vince McMahon vs ‘Mr. McMahon’:
“He was so busy being an omnipresent role in that soap opera, we weren’t produced as heavily as subsequently, when he was back to being the full-time chairman,” Ross said. “All those things really gave us the freedom to express ourselves.”
Ross on being open to working with WWE again:
“I would have no issue if WWE wanted to use me on a freelance basis to appear on a roundtable,” Ross said. That’s ball certainly in their court.”
Battlegrounds is a one-night, eight-man welterweight tournament that will pay $50,000 to the winner. Ross will be broadcasting with Chael Sonnen tonight on pay-per-view, live at 10pm EST.
Click here to read the entire article, including Ross’ thoughts on working with Chael Sonnen as a broadcaster, getting into MMA, and more.