Jim Ross On Making Seth Rollins ‘The Guy,’ John Cena’s Work Ethic & Plans To Return To AXS TV

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On Jim Ross‘ latest Ross Report, JR gives his take on some of wrestling’s biggest topics of the moment and this episode a good one as JR starts the episode off with a focus on John Cena‘s work ethic, making Seth Rollins the top face in WWE, a very nice tribute to Larry “The Axe” Hennig and if he plans on returning to broadcast for AXS TV once more. This is all before he has Bully Ray as his special guest on the episode (which a transcript of that will available soon.)  Quotes from the first part of the episode  are below (transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo at WrestleZone):

Jim Ross on NFL Alumni’s fandom with professional wrestling:

“It’s funny how these guys used to watch wrestling. And that’s my hook-up to them. They listen to my work and Lawler’s work all those years on Monday nights. It’s really rewarding, quite frankly.”

On John Cena’s work ethic:

“I’m so proud of him. I don’t think I’ve ever signed anybody or team ever signed anybody that was relentless with their work ethic with the work ethic as John Cena. And as the years went on, that work ethic was unrelenting. It never slowed down. He’s as dedicated now as the things he’s involved in as he could be, physically or mentally could be. I believe that.”

On WWE committing to making Seth Rollins the next top babyface:

“Seth Rollins is a GREAT wrestler and when the company makes a firm commitment to get behind him at every turn of the road so that they got their next Cena on site, then we’ll see Seth continue to go up the ladder and finally reside in that promise land of legitimate WrestleMania level year-in year-out main eventers. That’s a whole team effort as I said earlier.”

“I don’t feel the commitment that Rollins is our next guy. Are they just waiting for Roman Reigns to come back after he’s kicked leukemia’s ass? Are they just waiting for Braun Strowman to get back into the picture? I think the thing to do is give the guy the chance to be the guy. And if he can be beaten out of that spot because of ability and performance, so be it. Not just a ‘this guy looks a little more impressive in an 8×10 type thing.'”

On working with AXS TV once more:

“I have not, as far as I’m concerned, broadcast my last match on AXS TV. I’m unable to get back on their air until past the end of March, but I am optimistic that I will somewhere along the way in 2019 rejoin the team in some capacity. So just throw that in there, just saying.”

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