WWE Hall of Famer and current AEW commentator Jim Ross recently discussed the WWE Armageddon 2000 PPV on his Grilling JR podcast. As usual, Ross and Conrad Thompson would tackle topics from this period, although at times the conversations could be broader.
Jim Ross was previously WWE / then WWF Talent Relations Manager. Ross has helped bring in some of the biggest names in WWE history. Sometimes WWE writers had their take on what / who they wanted to work with, or what they thought Vince McMahon wanted to see on his TV show.
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“Bill Parcells once told Bob Kraft in New England that ‘what if you expect me to cook the meals? You have to let me buy groceries. Jim Ross started the show; using one of its many NFL and College Football analogies.
“I think that’s kind of what their theory was,” Ross continued, discussing WWE writers who struggled to come up with script ideas for people like Jerry Lynn, someone Ross mentioned on the podcast. “‘We [the writers] need to have a say in who we appeal to. [That’s] in terms of the size of all this stuff and what they’re going to do. ”
“Well, that won’t shock you,” JR continued. “They (the writers) are going to kiss Vince’s ass even more as they pass guys who pass Vince’s ‘eye test’. Can they have a shitty character? Could they be unreliable? We won’t have any [crowd] reaction from them, but we know he (McMahon) is going to love the 6’3, 6’4 tattooed bodybuilder with wet hair. It’s the same shit as it is today. ”
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