Jim Ross on…
On whether he thinks Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara can co-exist in WWE: Is there room for both Rey and Sin Cara in WWE? Absolutely. Why not? Do some feel that because both are Hispanic, masked stars that they cannot both be major assets in WWE at the same time. I think not. WWE is lucky to have both men. Rey is an established main event star and a future Hall of Famer while Sin Cara has a huge upside but has to prove himself to the WWE fans.
On Michael Coleâ€™s current character: I agree with many emailers that Michael Cole is the type of antagonist that one legitimately wants to see get beat up and humiliated. He has Cornette-like heat hearkening back to the Mid South days where fans lined up in droves to see somebody, anybody humiliate the manager of the Midnight Express. Same emotion elicited by the late Andy Kaufman in Memphis. BTW most fans don’t realize that the Lawler-Kaufman issue lasted well over a year.
On the effect that Rock and Steve Austin can have on the current roster: All talents throughout the Raw and Smackdown rosters need to step it up to attempt to get on Rock’s level. Competition is great for everyone. If Rock, Austin, etc make the incumbents dig a little deeper to perform at a higher level then everyone wins especially the fans.
On the latest WWE Hall of Fame Inductee â€˜Bulletâ€™ Bob Armstrong: Great to see Bob Armstrong being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. ‘The Bullet’ was a stud and one of the key players in the history of Georgia Wrestling and pro wrestling throughout the southeast without question. The former USMC vet was as real as it gets and had great passion in the ring to go along with his overall, superior skill set. Bob was reliable, hard working and a true, top hand. When Bill Watts was running Georgia, Bob Armstrong was one of the hard to please Cowboy’s ‘go to guys.’ I always loved Bob’s in ring work but his natural, organic, reality based promo skills were some of the best, too.
Bob Armstrong did not play the role of a pro wrestler. He was one.
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