The Jim Ross Report Recap w/ Conrad Thompson – WrestleMania Weekend Analysis, Was ‘Mania Main Event Botched? Practicing for AEW Commentary Debut, More!
Ross loved seeing Kofi Kingston win the WWE Title. He’s happy WWE gave their fans what they wanted and he hopes Kingston gets a long run with the Title because he thinks WWE can tell a lot of stories with him. However, he thinks it’s on Kingston to make that happen, adding that he needs to have better matches than he’s been having because this is the big-time.
Ross notes that it’s old school for a retiring talent to leave with a loss, but he would have changed those rules for Kurt Angle. He wanted to see Angle win at WrestleMania followed by a nice celebration for the legend. He thought Corbin did okay here, but he doesn’t see any money in Corbin yet even though he has upside as a talent.
A listener writes into the show and asks Ross if he’s nervous about calling a bunch of new moves for AEW. Ross says he’s not nervous at all. He might not get all the names of the moves right, but it won’t be for lack of effort. He notes that he’ll be part of a three-man booth. He’s not a fan of three-man booths, especially when he hasn’t worked with either man before.
He plans on meeting with his commentary partners for two days next week to practice commentary and to begin building chemistry. He thinks their commentary will continue to get better as the shows go on.
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!