–Ross on Undertaker and Triple H: “Just my two cents, and worth every cent of it, but I don’t think that either HHH or The Undertaker have wrestled at their last WrestleMania. I get these sorts of questions on Twitter @JRsBBQ regularly. WWE is a marketing juggernaut and they aren’t going to allow a once in a lifetime promotional opportunity like the retirement of two of their all time greatest stars fade away with a whimper.”
Powell’s POV: Vince McMahon told Brian Fritz in an Orlando Sentinel interview that WrestleMania 32 could have been Hunter’s last match because he’s getting “long in the tooth.” WWE followed up by signing Hunter to a new three-year contract for his wrestling work. Therefore, it seems safe to say that we haven’t seen the last of Hunter in the ring. Taker is a bigger question mark simply because he plays things so close to the vest, but I also believe the Last Ride match will be huge financially for him and WWE.
–Ross on Seth Rollins: “When the injured Seth Rollins returns soon to WWE many speculate that he will be a fan favorite. No doubt that Rollins will be received warmly by those happy to see him back but it’s very doable for the talented wrestler to betray the fans and ‘break their hearts.’ The wrestling business seemingly has a plethora of “cool heels” but certainly not an overabundance of villains who carry ‘heat.'”
Powell’s POV: I’m anxious to see how Rollins is positioned. It would have been really cool if Rollins returned as a champion who was never pinned to lose his title to challenge heel Roman Reigns, but obviously that’s not happening.
–Ross on the return of NJPW to AXS: “Josh Barnett and I voiced over 7 New Japan Pro Wrestling broadcasts Tuesday & Wednesday that will focus on the 2015 NJPW G1 Climax Tournament 10 shows air in 6 weeks on @AXSTV beginning Friday night May 27 at 9/8 CT.”
Powell’s POV: The NJPW series went on hiatus as AXS broadcast several concert events, but the show returns one week from tonight. Oddly enough, the series now has competition in the form of WWE Raw replays on Syfy network.
Other topics include Hornswoggle on an entertaining edition of The Ross Report, John Cena, Knockout Night at the D with JR calling boxing on CBS Sports on Saturday, and more.
The Best of The Boom features Jim Ross joining Jason Powell in this May 9, 2018 discussion regarding his relationship with Vince McMahon, why Vince sticks with Roman Reigns, how Triple H has changed over the years, and more. New episodes of the Boom are typically available mid-week...