On Jim Ross‘ latest Ross Report, JR gives his take on some of wrestling’s biggest topics of the moment including Becky Lynch’s star growing brighter amidst the removal from her match against Ronda Rousey at WWE Survivor Series and which two members of the SmackDown roster he’d put at the top of his list if he were to start a territory. Quotes are below (transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo at WrestleZone):
Jim Ross on Becky Lynch’s removal from Survivor Series:
“It’s just that right now the women are involved in the most captivating storylines. You with me? So that’s my take on that. And whether or not Charlotte was the ideal person to replace Becky Lynch is very subjective. Here’s the deal: who’s better right now? There’s no 100% accurate answer.”
“All the top stars during that Attitude Era and beyond had to deal with injuries. It’s apart of the game and you know why? Do you really know why? Because it’s not ballet and people unfortunately get hurt. It’s smart of WWE to follow the concussion protocol to the letter. Becky’s long-term health is worth much more than a main event at Survivor Series or anywhere else. And the Rousey/Lynch scenario, I’m assuming, if you’re smart, you resume it somewhere down the road sooner than later. There’s an interest there. People have made an emotional investment in that rivalry. And plus, the other aspect is that Becky beat Rousey up with a chair and tried to break her arm in the locker room. Wouldn’t you think that would be enough motivation to follow the storyline up? Exactly. So it’s unfortunate for Becky at this time.”
On what two wrestlers he would pick if he were starting his own territory:
“If I was involved and starting a territory or if I owned a territory. Those two cats would be on my scav list. AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan.”
“I want build the experience, and dedication, and team work and respect. Those two guys got a world of that and because they’d be leaders that trickles down to everybody else. And those that don’t accept the traits of Styles and Daniel Bryan don’t need to be on your team. It’s pretty simple.”
JR also talks about being in Cleveland with Jerry Lawler, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, Edge & Christian coming to Westwood One, his future opportunities in wrestling and his special guest is female guitarist is Nita Strauss. To hear all that and more you can subscribe to The Ross Report by going here.