The Ross Report Recap w/ John Pollock & Ron Harris – Women’s Rumble Stealing Men’s Thunder, Thoughts on Wrestle Kingdom 12, Development of Aro Lucha, More!
Ross opens today’s show by speaking about his experience voicing over the Wrestle Kingdom 12 show for AXS TV. He didn’t watch any footage of the show before doing his voiceover work because he didn’t want to be pre-conditioned one way or another before calling the action himself. Overall, he thought the show was very good.
He was was fine with Okada/Naito going on last instead of the Jericho/Omega bout. He points out that there’s prestige in that Heavyweight Title, and Title matches should go on last. He also thinks that Okada and Naito need to be commended for their work in the main event because after a very exciting show they still managed to follow everything that came before them.
He thought the Jericho/Omega match had one of the better builds he’s seen in a long time, and they had big expectations. In Ross’ opinion, they delivered in a “big, big way”. He points out that when Jericho wrestles as a heel he doesn’t try to be cool, he tries to be hated.
Ross is aware that Jericho appears to be starting a new feud with Naito right now, but he doubts that Jericho will be working a full-time schedule in Japan moving forward. He assumes that NJPW needed a big match for their upcoming event in Osaka and Jericho/Naito would fill that role nicely. He expects Jericho to do one-off appearances from here on out.