Connect with us

News

Jim Ross Comments On Why He Believes XFL is Returning

Published

on

Jim Ross WrestlecorpWWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was recently interviewed by Busted Open Radio in which J.R.

Below are the highlights:

On what he would change about the XFL product:

“You’ve got to be very selective of your cities and how those cities and franchises are going to be managed and promoted. You need to sell tickets, and generally local promoters have a better handle on getting tickets sold vs outsiders, so local promotion is important. Stadium selection is important. The LA Chargers are playing in a soccer stadium and no one seems to care. It will hold the costs down in that regards. There was no kickoffs. I like punts and kickoffs because there’s a chance for a big play. Another issue is where do you get good officials from? The NFL sure as hell doesn’t have a monopoly on them, because you see what they’re using.”

On the importance of talent:

“It would be a good move (referencing signing RG3, Tim Tebow, Tony Romo) if you’re creating a football league from scratch. We had Tommy Maddox. He was a UCLA QB, got drafted and cut from the NFL, got picked up for the XFL and was resigned to the Steelers. I think those are the kind of stories he would be looking for. For me, any player that plays in the XFL would want to eventually end up in the NFL. To me, that’s a great selling point. The NFL won’t admit it because they will say ‘we get our players from college football’. The XFL doesn’t have to follow those rules.”

On what went wrong the first time:

“The teams didn’t have enough time to practice, gel and develop chemistry. They had very little time to practice. There was very little quality football. This will be interesting to see, to see who Vince brings together. This, I’ll bet, will be a who’s who in Vince’s inner circle.”

On why he thinks Vince McMahon is bringing the XFL back:

“He loves taking calculated risks. I had the first meeting with him after the first XFL went down, and I think we lost 50 million or something like that. We had a regular meeting and we talked about the XFL for a minute or two. He said ‘JR I took a calculated risk and it didn’t go down. I still believe in the concept.’ I don’t have an issue with the concept. I don’t know if he’s bored or he just loves the challenge. I know that was a challenge that went unfulfilled, didn’t succeed at it, and maybe there’s something to be said about his competitive nature. I can tell you that he sees something that is different than the last go-round. It should be exciting as it progresses.”

To submit news and editorials with full credit complete our form

Follow us on  Facebook

Follow us on  Twitter

Continue Reading
Comments
ad
Featured7 hours ago

NXT 2/21/18 Viewing Party

Welcome to Wrestlecorp.com’s NXT Viewing Party. We provide a live discussion for tonight’s wrestling, while you all can comment below with your thoughts...

Independent Wrestling16 hours ago

Card for GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 As of Right Now

On April 6, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) presents Joey Janela’s Spring Break where the show will be broadcast live near...

Mexico16 hours ago

CMLL Live From Arena Puebla 2/19/18 Results

Here are the results of CMLL Live From Arena Puebla on February 19, 2018: Astro & Centella Roja defeated Ares & Fuerza...

205 Live1 day ago

WWE SmackDown Live and 205 Live 2/20/18 Live Chat and Viewing Party

Hello and welcome to WrestleCorp’s SmackDown Live! and 205 Live Viewing Party! Converse with your fellow commenters and discuss SmackDown...

News2 days ago

WWE Raw 2/19/18 Live Chat and Viewing Party

Hey there Wrestling Fans, Welcome to the WWE Raw VP, the home of the best news about whatever your heart...

Independent Wrestling3 days ago

EVOLVE 100 and 101 Results Including Appearances From Lucha Underground Star and NXT General Manager

Here are the results of EVOLVE 100 and 101 from February 17 to February 18, 2018. EVOLVE 100: Darby Allin...

News3 days ago

Two Matches Confirmed For Tonight’s Episode of Monday Night RAW

WWE announced the following on their website: For the first time ever, seven Superstars will compete inside the Elimination Chamber...

205 Live4 days ago

Former 205 Live Star Making Debut For The Crash in March

It was announced by The Crash from their Facebook and Twitter account that former 205 Live star, Rich Swann, will...

Lucha Underground4 days ago

The Crash Lucha Libre 2/16/18 Results Including Appearance From Lucha Underground Star

Here are the results from The Crash Lucha Libre on February 16, 2018: Búfalo Ayala, Mirage & Último Maldito defeated Cardenal...

News5 days ago

WWE Confirms Return of All Dual Brand PPVs After Wrestlemania 34

It was announced by WWE that after Wrestlemania 34, the dual brand PPVs will be back going forward for all...

Advertisement

Facebook