JR Speaks on ROH/TNA Talent in WWE, Angle vs Lesnar and More

Nick Paglino

-Ross on TNA and ROH wrestlers he’d like to see in WWE: “Bryan Danielson comes to mind of the guys that are still young and healthy enough to contribute immediately. Sting is just noly in that group as he is nearing the end of his active wrestling days I have to guess. Dr. Death (Steve Williams), young and healthy with a manager, could have been a viable opponent for Stone Cold (Steve Austin) before the ill conceived Brawl for it All ended those potential plans.

Today I think manager Jim Mitchell, perhaps with a more contemporary make over/look, has the skills to really contribute as a mouthpiece for key talents as well. Samoa Joe has the skills and body type that remind me of Mick Foley way back in the day as far as being different and having a unique body type. Plus I like his physicality. These are not WWE opinions just my personal thoughts in trying to answer your question.”

-Ross on an upset fan over how Mike Knox was booked last week: “Every one has their own style in how they present talent. I lean toward your philosophy and was surprised that Knox lost to (John) Cena when he did. I like Knox and can you imagine how a manager like Bobby Heenan, Jim Cornette, Gary Hart or even a veteran like Jerry Lawler or Arn Anderson could benefit a Mike Knox or Vladimir Kozlov?

-Ross on the Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar infamous pre-show wrestling match: “I saw Kurt and Brock wrestle once one after noon prior to a TV taping and no one can truthfully said without reservation who actually won their match but Kurt did very well that day. Brock was new with the company and a little laid back. If they had done their exhibition to entertain the “boys” a year later it likely would have been a different story.”

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