Jim Ross on…
Wrestlemania ticket sales: WM27 ticket sales are well north of 50,000 paid for well over a $5M gate and I’m predicting that the event will do between 65-75,000 fans for a gate of over $6M and perhaps getting close to $7M. When I broadcast the first event ever in the Georgia Dome, an Atlanta Falcon exhibition football game, in 1992, never in my wildest dream did I ever imagine that I would be attending a wrestling event in the house that Deion Sanders used to electrify that it would be packed.
Flair-Steamboat: Emailer asked me to name my favorite Flair vs. Steamboat match….I can’t recall seeing a bad one but the one that seemingly stands out in my mind the most was the 1989 NWA Title Bout from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion where ‘The Dragon’ won the championship. Damn intense physicality and what a ride those two took us on that still brings back good feelings.
For more from Ross, including his thoughts on UFC purchasing Strikeforce click here.
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