WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross is a veteran in the pro wrestling world, as he made a name for himself being a commentator in WWE and delivering some of the most iconic moments in the history of pro wrestling.
Jim Ross also had the role of scouting talents in WWE and so he certainly has the eye for a naturally gifted talented when it matters. This included WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley, in whom Ross saw a lot of great things.
While speaking on Grilling JR, Jim Ross talked about Mick Foley in 1997 and the infamous promo he had with Foley that ultimately jumpstarted his rise to superstardom.
Ross discussed the interview that took place on June 9th of 1997, saying it was when Vince McMahon understood Foley’s worth. On top of that, the interview marked the birth of one of Vince McMahon’s most infamous lines, which is ‘This is good s***.’
“We didn’t know Vince was even going to be there, we had no idea. That’s where the famous line that came from Vince, where we got to a certain stopping point and heard this voice and it’s unmistakably Vince saying ‘This is good s–t.’ At that point, Mick is made.
He just sold the old man. I don’t know what his thoughts would be if you asked him today, but at that time, he had turned the corner. He got the blessing of the most powerful man in all of pro wrestling. Vince being there was a surprise, a pleasant surprise. When we were done, he was ecstatic. That was a big deal, that was a real big deal.”
Vince McMahon continues to say that line and it has even been parodied at times, especially in the Firefly Funhouse match between John Cena and Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 36.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.