–Ross on Goldberg appearing on JR’s podcast tonight: “Bill and I discuss how he felt in Denver at RAW a week or so ago, the impact that night had on his wife and 10 year old son, Bill’s on going training regime, who he is training with and how, balancing his diet with his training and why he is in his opinion the best cardio shape that he’s been in years and even better than his WCW run and his time in the NFL. What price will Goldberg pay to see this match with Lesnar through, what are the personal and professional risks for the 49 year old who has a thirst to compete one more time on the highest level that he can attain within the genre of pro wresting/sports entertainment.”
Powell’s POV: Goldberg hasn’t spoken much about his return to the ring, so it’s a great get for Ross and I look forward to listening to this edition of The Ross Report, which will be available on Tuesday night. Ross noted that he will also have Stacy “The Kat” Carter on the show.
–Ross on Mick Foley: “Loved the Mick Foley promo and one could see how hard Mick was trying to connect with the audience and how passionate he was about what he was saying about the two women in the HIAC Bout this Sunday on the WWE Network. Nice job, Mick!”
Powell’s POV: Foley delivered the best mic work of his general manager run. He was excellent in this segment and it was nice to see someone finally put over the danger of the match rather than treating it like a reward for the women.
–Ross on Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman: “I needed more from Heyman and Lesnar as it relates to accepting Goldberg’s challenge or not. Agree already! The pro- Lesnar crowd in Minny was no surprise as Brock’s one of the biggest mainstream sports stars in the recent history of the Twin Cities.”
Powell’s POV: JR’s blog was published before WWE made the match official for Survivor Series. The pro-Brock crowd wasn’t a surprise. However, I was surprised that there were as many Goldberg chants as there were. It was a nice dueling chant until the Lesnar fans started chanting “Goldberg sucks” and then the Goldberg fans had no comeback.
Other topics include Chris Jericho and a question about younger talent, Braun Strowman, Sheamus and Cesaro as a team, and more.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features referee Rob Page discussing the difficulty of reffing tag matches in the modern era, making three counts if a wrestler's shoulders are down even if it wasn't the planned finish, the growth of F1rst Wrestling, and more...