Legendary announcer Jim Ross has claimed that it should be the aim of wrestling companies to get talents involved in their own creative.
Depending on who is talking, talents being involved in creative is either a massive positive or a complete unadulterated disaster. There very rarely appears to be any middle ground to the debate.
The conversation is also nothing new. Hulk Hogan and a number of other stars had significant control of their own characters in WCW and Shawn Michaels was particularly vocal in the 1990s about his role in WWE, causing creative plans to be changed on multiple occasions. While these instances are viewed as being negative, similar incidents continue to this day.
In the lead-up to WrestleMania 39, it was reported that Brock Lesnar had refused a match with Bray Wyatt, something that was widely praised.
Speaking on his podcast, Grilling JR, Jim Ross gave his thoughts on Trinity leaving WWE and joining IMPACT. The veteran suggested that the star may have wanted more control over her character and an increased say in her presentation, something that led her to clash with WWE bosses. However, the WWE Hall of Famer believes that talent being involved in creative is a positive for all involved.
“You get motivated talents like that, that come in, they want to express their own creativity and that may be one of the things that led her out of WWE,” Ross said.
“I don’t know, but that’s a viable option, I guess, her not having a say in her own TV persona. You always wanna motivate your talents to come and join in their creative. If you do, they’re a lot more likely to pull it off in a big manner. It’s part of their idea, and I don’t know why you’d not want a talent to be involved in creative.”
Jim Ross “Surprised” Trinity Joined IMPACT Wrestling
During the conversation, JR also expressed his surprise at Trinity’s decision to join IMPACT. Although the veteran was also full of praise for the star, not only for her contributions to wrestling but as a person outside the ring.
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