The Ross Report Recap w/ Dave Meltzer – Mae Young Classic, Strowman vs. Lesnar, Young Bucks & Omega in WWE, More!

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Meltzer talks about the recent criticism of his star rating system. He says that his ratings are simply his own opinions, and everyone’s opinions are going to be different. He says that just because a match doesn’t get five stars that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a great match. The recent Dunne/Bate match for the U.K. Championship was given a 4.75 rating, but he says that was a phenomenal match which will probably be in the top 10 matches of the year.

Speaking about the recent drama between Alberto El Patron and Paige, he says he had no issue with the way that Jeff Jarrett and GFW addressed this situation. By suspending El Patron they did what they had to do, and what everyone else would have done. Ross agrees and says that the Title situation can be addresed at next television taping.

Ross wonders whether NJPW can build to a point in the United States where they can challenge WWE in a  ‘Monday Night War’ type of scenario. Meltzer shuts that idea down and says that shouldn’t be NJPW’s plan at all. He says that there is a gigantic gap between those two companies, with WWE being literally 20 times as big as NJPW. He says that maybe they could compete in 100 years, but right now they just need to focus on growing their business in the U.S.

A listener writes into the show and asks Meltzer if there’s one specific talent that WWE should be interested in signing right now. Meltzer says the one talent that stands out to him is Matt Riddle in terms of potential and charisma. He says that Riddle is really enjoying himself right now, much more than he was during his time in UFC. For this reason, he’s in no rush to get to WWE right now.

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