Jim Ross has discussed two of his different WrestleMania philosophies, stating that fans are just happy to be at the ‘The Granddaddy Of Them All.’
“My beliefs in WrestleMania are two philosophies, one is ‘everybody doesn’t deserve to be on the card’ and ‘you don’t have to have a babyface finish to send everybody home happy’. They’re f***ing happy – they paid a fortune for tickets. They made a great commitment to be there – I say they’re happy. They’re happy they made their decision, and the finish in the last match isn’t going to adversely affect that – it might have years ago. It might have had more of an effect years ago but now it’s a different mindset.”
“It’s a different mindset thanks to social media and things of that nature. I don’t believe that’s necessary to send them home happy. You mean all this sh*t we’ve been doing for two days or for three hours or whatever and they’re not happy? Really?! So I think it’s an antiquated philosophy that worked well in the 80s when Hogan was the guy, Austin was the guy, Bret Hart was the guy. I get that but the times have changed, we’ve moved to a different era of perception and presentation.”
Battle royals have become an integral way of getting as many competitors on the WrestleMania card as possible. This morphed into the André The Giant Memorial Battle Royal debuting in 2014. This was followed by the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal in 2018.
Jim Ross also discussed his initial thoughts on John Cena when he first met the future sixteen-time champion of the world.
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