The Jim Ross Report Recap – Discussing New AEW Deal, Thoughts on Austin Heel Turn at WM17, Working with Randy Savage, More!

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Another listener writes into the show and asks Ross if he thinks WWE will cut back their gimmick PPVs such as TLC. Ross doesn’t think so. He notes that he loves TLC, but he doesn’t need to see a tables match on that show. One TLC match is enough, and with the absence of other similar matches on the card that one match will mean so much more.

A fan asks Ross if he thinks WrestleMania will ever be held in the UK. Ross doesn’t see it happening anytime soon, but thinks the chances of it happening have increased dramatically over the past few years. He notes that the biggest challenge is the time difference since fans love watching shows live, and the show wouldn’t be in primetime for a big portion of their audience in North America.

A listener writes into the show and asks Ross for his opinion on Steve Austin’s heel turn at WrestleMania 17. Ross says he didn’t like it. He thought it was ill-timed, unnecessary, and a knee-jerk reaction. He thought WWE could have built up a number of new heels to face Austin but they decided to turn Austin heel instead. He notes that it didn’t work, but you never know if something is going to work or not until you try it.

Another listener asks Ross about his unique cowboy hats. Ross says he gets them custom made from beaver pelts and each hat costs $1000.

That sums up this week’s episode of The Jim Ross Report. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!

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