Jim Ross Talks Turning Down ALL IN, Big Cass/Enzo, Mae Young Classic

Jim Ross recently took some time to talk about some current WWE and independent wrestling topics on the latest episode of his weekly podcast, The Ross Report. Featured below are some of the highlights.

On the promoters of ALL IN trying to recruit him to be part of the television/PPV broadcast: “I’m going to go to OU football that day. It’s the season opener. I’ve got my priorities. I passed up a good booking from Connie. Connie tried to recruit me. I would love to be there, but I’ve got my priorities, folks, and mine is OU football during the football season.”

On the return of the Mae Young Classic in WWE and his work on the inaugural tournament last year: “I’m excited about the Mae Young Classic this year. I enjoyed broadcasting it last year with fellow WWE Hall Of Famer Lita, Amy Dumas. A lot of fun there. I was never crazy about my work on there. We did all those matches twice as a matter of fact. And maybe it was just me. I didn’t get into a good rhythm. And I didn’t get asked back. That’s the bottom line of that deal! But, as [Jerry] ‘The King’ [Lawler] would say, ladies and gentlemen, ‘one can’t grieve forever.’ But I am excited about this because I’m a big fan of women’s athletics. I’m an OU women’s basketball season ticket holder. I went to the women’s college world series in Oklahoma City [Oklahoma]. I love all that stuff. And I want to see these women finally get their break and get the shackles off of them where they have a chance to be stars and earn money like the men. It’s as simple as that.”

On Big Cass’s independent debut in October and how Impact Wrestling should recruit he and Enzo “Real1” Amore: “I see where Big Cass has announced his first post-WWE appearance. He’s going to be appearing at Big Time Wrestling’s upcoming event on Friday, September 21st [2018] at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I have been there. Cass is being advertised as Big Cazz, C-A-Z-Z. That’s about as close as you can get. They’re both consonance and you’ve got to wonder if Impact Wrestling has got their eye on this guy. Under the right circumstance, getting all the stars aligned, I still believe Big Cazz has great potential. Now, I understand too, I’ve said it before on the air, potential [does not] buy the groceries. Somewhere along the way, you’ve got to get to that level where they can’t do without you. So that’s the road he’s on now. He’s going back. So you look at somebody making an impact, what about Impact Wrestling having Enzo Amore, under whatever name, and Big Cazz, on their show? Worse things could happen, right? So, and by the way, Bound For Glory is going to be in New York City, Queens’ Melrose Ballroom in October, so who knows who you might see there? We wish them all the best of luck.”

Check out the complete episode of the Ross Report podcast at Player.fm.

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