JR “Ringside” Show Highlights w/Jim Cornette: Thoughts on Takeover, Raw, AJ Styles Booking, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Why Did JR Leave WWE?, More

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Jim Ross is performing his RINGSIDE show at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX, and WZ’s Nick Hausman is in attendance. Hausman has passed along the following live notes, and you can get more information on all things Jim Ross over at JRsBarBQ.com:

-The show started over twenty minutes late, and while the crowd waited they sang “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith. The venue is a legit sellout with an overflow of fans trying to get in.

-On WrestleMania 9, Jim Ross said that Bobby Heenan told him not to wear underwear under his toga. Heenan added it would impress Vince McMahon and show him to be a “Man’s Man”.

-On WrestleMania 19, JR said Steve Austin drank too much coffee and energy drinks the night before the event and spent the night in the hospital, which is why Kurt Angle and Brock Lensar closed the show.

-On NXT Takeover Dallas, Ross says Triple H got him his tickets to NXT. He called it a helluva show, and that he particularly went for the Shinsuke-Zayn and Joe-Balor matches. He added he was pleasantly surprised by the women’s title match and that “they laid their shit in”. He was asked if he knew the match order and the finishes and he said he didn’t know either.

-Ross’ special guest for the night is Jim Cornette.

-Ross thinks AJ Styles was positioned well tonight after RAW, and that being in the main event of RAW gave all four guys street cred.

-Cornette said that the only reason he’s unhappy to see Cesaro in a singles run is because he thought Claudio and Chris Hero were the best tag team of the modern era.

-JR admits Jim Cornette knows the Wrestling business better than he does.

-Cornette made a joke saying Kevin Owens is Kevin Steen’s slave name.