On a recent episode of “The Jim Ross Report”, J.R. gave his thoughts on this year’s WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony. In sum, Ross felt like the show lacked “sizzle” and that while DX 100% deserved to be inducted, the biggest issue was that there wasn’t a conclusive headlining act to this year’s version of the event. He also speculated on whether Christian will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and if so, will it be as a single’s competitor or as a tag team wrestler. Here are the highlights:
On Who Stood Out During The Hall Of Fame Ceremony:
So [WWE] Hall Of Fame, I thought the star of the Hall Of Fame was Sue Aitchison, I really did. Sue Aitchison, man. She’s the best. Over 6,000 Make-A-Wish [wishes] granted, executed, planned for, pulled off. It’s absolutely amazing, the kind of work she [has] done making kids happy that are dying. Guys like [John] Cena that have done a lot of these things and a lot of other talent, but Sue Aitchison is involved in all of them. So she got the Warrior Award. I’m not really sure of exactly what that means, but she got recognized. Why couldn’t it be the Sue Aitchison Award? So congratulations Suzy!
On Wrestlemania Weekend Scheduling Challenges For Next Year Due To Fox Moving Smackdown To Friday Nights:
I’m wondering next year, how they’re going to do that because Friday night next year is going to be the night that SmackDown airs on Fox, so next year, Friday night will be their time on the Fox network, so you know they’re not going to screw that up. It’s WrestleMania weekend. You can’t! Fox is going to want a big show, a show that’s going to be a reason to tune in, not an elongated informercial.v That’s going to be interesting how they handle that next year.
On Why He Felt The 2019 Hall Of Fame Ceremony Lacked Punch:
The Hall Of Fame, it seemed to me, I don’t want to say it was a throwaway because it was not a throwaway. It just seemed to not have as much sizzle this year as it has in previous years. Well, I think those ensemble casts are… like DX certainly should have gone in and I don’t have an issue with anybody going in. It’s not my call, but the bottom line is that one predominant headliner that stands above the pack did not exist this year, in my opinion.
On Christian In The Hall Of Fame:
I would think that Edge & Christian would be a Hall Of Fame team, wouldn’t you? I know [Edge is already in the WWE Hall Of Fame]. I’m wondering if they’re going to give Christian the respect of going in as a single when his biggest success in WWE was with his partner. And I don’t have a problem with Edge getting two rings. It seems like that’s not a bad thing anymore.
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