Jim Ross Comments on Shawn Michaels/Undertaker RAW Segment


WWE Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Ross turned to his latest The Jim Ross Report podcast to give his thoughts on the much talked about segment from this past Monday’s RAW featuring Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker.

“The thing that stood out the most to me on Monday Night RAW, and I don’t know what would be second, and that sounds like I’m knocking the show, but I’m really not! I thought The Undertaker/Shawn Michaels business was so much better than anything that I have seen on television. I thought the Becky Lynch and Charlotte business at times has been extremely good because it feels real; it’s organic; I get it. But, boy, this took me back. The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels stole RAW. They stole the show. They’re so far ahead in making an emotional attachment than some of their peers, might I say most of their peers on their team, it’s not even funny. These guys are what you would say is over. They’re really over. And it’s a lot easier to support your guy if he’s ‘over,’ either as a villain or as a hero. And to get over you’ve got to get on a roll. At some point, these guys have got to get on major extended rolls, R-O-L-L-S, rolls. So we’ll see how that works out for the rest of the roster. Bottom line, ‘HBK’ and Undertaker were amazing.”

When discussing whether or not these two legends could still deliver in the ring despite their ages, Ross said,

“I had the privilege of being there for WrestleMania 25, 26, and many prior to that, with those guys and Triple H, so I’ve had a lot of experience with those three men and their matches. I think one of the best matches I ever called or ever saw was Triple H and Shawn when Shawn came back from his four-year hiatus! It was awesome! I mean, it was textbook. He didn’t miss a damn beat, so anyone that thinks that Shawn and The Undertaker couldn’t have a good match, think again please. And if the glass is always going to be a half empty, they’re not in their prime. Well, no s**t they’re not in their prime. Wow, what a revelation! Of course they’re not in their prime physically. Mentally, I suggest to you, they’re probably the best they’ve ever been mentally to tell a story, to bring you in, to captivate you, to capture your attention. It’s done psychologically more often than not. I just think that they can give us a great match if and when it’s going to happen.”

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Source: The Jim Ross Report