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Jim Ross Blog: A.J. Styles Interview, Heyman DVD, Jericho, More

Jim Ross Blog: A.J. Styles Interview, Heyman DVD, Jericho, More

Jim Ross posted the following at JRsBarBQ.com.

On Interviewing AJ Styles: Last night I interviewed AJ Styles for a future Ross Report and he was terrific. I missed on him during the WWE/WCW buy out as he was a young talent under contract to WCW when the deal went down. We got a good laugh at that obvious mistake on my end. AJ is one of the top workers in the world and his tenure in New Japan and in the indies has him busier than ever. I love his work and feel that he would be a definite asset in anyone’s company. BTW…AJ agrees with me that ROH Wrestlers should slow down a gear and sell more just as I’ve been discussing. Simple fix to make their in ring product better.

On The Upcoming Paul Heyman DVD: Just got copy of the Paul Heyman DVD and I plan on watching it over the July 4th holiday. @HeymanHustle has perfected his craft and I remember so very well working with him on his first, national TV gig which was at TBS in Atlanta and tutoring Paul on the art of broadcasting pro wrestling. He was obviously a brilliant student and was a sponge when it came to absorbing info. However, he could test one’s patience from time to time. :)

On Battle Royals: For the record, I’m not a battle royal guy. Never have been since the days of when I was a Ref. Too much fun and games at times during these matches and generally fans don’t emotionally invest until the match it down to a small, handful of talents. I can see one occurring annually like the old San Francisco Cow Palace days, etc but that’s about it. I hope it works out better than I expect for WWE to crown a new IC Champion via the Battle Royal route.

On Chris Jericho’s Return: Chris Jericho looks physically good and that’s thanks to DDP Yoga considering Jericho’s massive work load and travel schedule. Bray Wyatt will have a positive experience working with someone new and that’s better than him in the immediate future. This is good, strategic booking with the goal to obviously have some entertaining TV but to help Bray continue to grow as a talent.


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