Jim Ross is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world, as he made a name for himself as a commentator in WWE. He has delivered some of the most iconic moments in the history of pro wrestling. Ross recently looked back on the “crazy and illogical” booking decision from WWE Survivor Series 2002.
The WWE Hall of Famer and current AEW commentator recently reflected on Survivor Series 2022 on the latest edition of his Grilling JR podcast. It was the event where Brock Lesnar lost his first main roster singles match to the Big Show, who went on to win the world championship.
According to Jim Ross, scheduling that match was not only a stupid decision, but it also didn’t benefit either man in the long run. He said it was “crazy” and “illogical” to even book the match. If he had the metaphorical pencil, which has the most potent tool in all wrestling, the eraser, on one end, the match wouldn’t have taken place.
It is crazy, it’s illogical. Why do we need to change the championship? And I wouldn’t have booked that match. The match should never have happened if I had the proverbial pencil, which has the most powerful weapon in all of wrestling on one end, the eraser. I would never have booked it. Again, protect your attraction, the seven foot 500 pound, 400 pound, whatever guys come up, they don’t come along that often. He’s an attraction that can’t be replaced as far as look and perception and size.
So [it was] crazy, don’t book that match, book another match that Brock and go out and have an athletic contest with. You notice that they kept this mess short because they didn’t want to overexpose either guy. And to have a title match that goes 4 minutes and one of your biggest stars who is going to be one of the biggest stars in the company gets beat in four minutes. I don’t know what we accomplished. I really don’t.
Jim Ross recently provided an update on the wounds left behind by his cancer treatment. Jim Ross predicted that he will recover in six months. Fans are worried about Jim Ross’ health, so we certainly hope it gets better over time. You can listen to the podcast episode below.
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