Jim Ross has given his thoughts on the WWE Hall Of Fame ahead of the 2021 ceremony to air on Tuesday, 6th of April.
Jim Ross was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2007. He joined broadcast partner and Memphis wrestling legend Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler in that Hall Of Fame class. That year’s class also included The Wild Samoans, The Sheik, Nick Bockwinkel, Mr. Fuji, Mr. Perfect, and ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes.
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Ross explained to co-host Conrad Thompson just what his induction meant to him:
“I hope it’s gonna make somebody happy, it’s a great accomplishment in my view. I still wear my Hall of Fame ring all the time. I’m proud of being part of the group. 2007 was the year I went in with Lawler, and I had a pretty good percent of that day with Stone Cold [who inducted JR into the HoF].”
“It was not bad, we started the show off that night, and I was excited about that opportunity – it’s kind of the same philosophy as kicking off a pay-per-view. You kind of want to start the tone. I remember Steve [Austin] saying ‘I’d love to do it but I’m not going to write no speech’, ‘okay, say what you wanna say’ – I’m not going to tell Stone Cold how to do a promo. What he’s gonna say was what he’s gonna say and I was just happy to be there and happy that he was willing to champion my cause, so to speak.”
JR then gave an insight into his thoughts on this year’s Hall Of Fame ceremony:
“Because of Covid and social distancing and all those things, I would assume that the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will have a different look, but I don’t know all the details – but it’ll be on Peacock network.”
The WWE Hall Of Fame will indeed air on Peacock in the United States and elsewhere in the world on the WWE Network.
Jim Ross also talked also recently discussed his thoughts on John Laurinaitis’s return to WWE in the same role JR used to hold with the company.
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