The Latest on Ryback’s Backstage Heat, Is JR Interested in Doing a Shoot Interview?, Why WWE Didn’t Hire Ricochet

Nick Paglino

Is JR Interested in Doing a Shoot Interview?

In a new blog posted over at, Jim Ross had the following to say regarding whether or not he's interested in doing a shoot interview:

To answer an often received question, I am NOT considering doing any "Shoot" interviews for DVD release for a variety of reasons. Firstly, I cover many of the topics one would be asked in these productions in RINGSIDE: An Evening with Jim Ross shows. Secondly, I don't care to address 'dirt oriented' questions that can embarrass people's families, etc. Lastly, the fees offered are generally low and not worth the time invested to do them.

Why WWE Didn't Hire Ricochet

According to The Wrestling Observer, indy talent Ricochet, who recently had a tryout with WWE, was said to have done a lot of great stuff during his tryout match, and NXT trainer Joey Mercury was pushing for officials to pay attention to his ability.

WWE ultimately decided to pass on Ricochet because they felt he's too short, and there are already enough guys on the WWE and NXT rosters that can do the high flying stuff that Ricochet can do.

The Latest on Ryback Backstage Heat

Ryback backstage heatWe reported on Sunday night that the backstage heat on Ryback persists, and that management is upset with Ryback over a variety of things, including a Lilian Garcia joke he recently made during his Raw commentary.

The Wrestling Observer has provided an update on this developing story, and is noting Ryback is not very well liked backstage in WWE these days, even amongst people who previously had nothing but nice things to say about the Big Man.

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