Ross opens today’s show by clarifying his recent remarks in which he suggested that Hulk Hogan will probably return to WWE at some point in the future. Ross received backlash from some people who felt like he was dismissing Hogan’s past usage of the “N” word, and Ross says that couldn’t be further from the truth. He simply believes that Hogan is a huge part of WWE’s past, and it makes sense to him for both parties to reunite at some point in the future.
Ross points out that he called the first ever Clash of Champions with Tony Schiavone many years ago, and all the talk about this upcoming Sunday’s show is bringing back a lot of great memories for him. He also adds that he’s really looking forward to the WWE Championship match between Jinder Mahal and A.J. Styles because in his opinion, Styles is still the greatest in-ring worker in the world.
Ross announces that he and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler will be making appearances on the 25th Anniversary edition of Monday Night RAW on January 22nd. He’s not quite sure what they’ll be doing on the show yet, but he’s just happy to be involved.
Chris Jericho makes a surprise call into the show to promote his upcoming Cruise. Ross takes this opportunity to ask him about his recent physical interactions with Kenny Omega. Jericho says it was great to finally work with Omega and calls him a great worker. He also says he was very happy with how their entire angle played out, with Omega being busted open and bleeding everywhere.