Ross opens today’s show speaking about the loss of his wife, Jan. He says he’s on autopilot right now. There are some things personally and professionally that are impossible to plan for, and this is one of those things. He says that he has to keep working, and his wife wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. For this reason, he will be traveling to Orlando this weekend to meet all of his WrestleMania weekend obligations.
He says it’s impossible to describe how important Jan was to him, and he adds that Jan was vital in the most successful roster rebuild that has ever happened in the professional wrestling business. She was right by his side as Ross helped construct WWE’s attitude era roster, often inviting talents into their home for cooked meals and she even did their laundry from time to time. He says that the outpouring of support from fans has been unbelievable and Jan would have been amazed by it.
Ross welcomes Ric Flair to the show.
Flair says he’s absolutely shocked by Jan’s sudden passing, and he expresses his condolences and sympathy to Ross and the entire family.
Flair says he’s very excited for WrestleMania next Sunday. He believes the card is loaded, and there are several matches in particular that he’s very intrigued to watch. He can’t wait to watch his daughter Charlotte compete in the fatal 4-way match for the RAW Women’s Championship, and he points out how much effort WWE put into building this match since they devoted 4 segments to it on RAW this week.
He also says that Undertaker/Reigns should be a very good match, and that Seth Rollins and Triple H will probably steal the show because Rollins is that good. Flair adds that Triple H has been back in the ring at WWE live events over the last couple of weeks honing his craft, so he’ll be ready for Rollins as well.