–Ross on Cody Rhodes: “Personally, I am so proud of the initiative and courage that Cody is displaying leaving a great job in WWE earning a six figure plus living to strike out on his own. I saw his WCWP bout in New Castle on PPV and it was outstanding. Cody’s work is incredible at this point in his career. Also, happy that Cody will be wrestling at WK11 versus Juice Robinson.”
Powell’s POV: Ross included a “Five Questions With Cody Rhodes” feature with Cody commenting on life after WWE, joining Bullet Club, what his father would think of this chapter of his career, and more, so be sure to check it out via the link at the top of the page.
–Ross on NJPW Wrestle Kingdom and AXS: “The NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 lineup has been released and it looks to be an excellent card that will ignite the Tokyo Dome on January 4. It was a big thrill for me to b able to travel to Tokyo and broadcast a WK event. I hope that that opportunity comes around again some day. In the meantime, there will be a major announcement made on Tuesday from AXSTV regarding this year’s WK11 event and their plans on covering it on @AXSTV.”
Powell’s POV: How about live? The network runs some concert events live. It’s probably wishful thinking given that NJPW has their New Japan World streaming service, which will feature the call of Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino.
–Ross on the XFL documentary: “Excited to see the XFL 30 for 30 feature on @ESPN in early 2017. I wish I had been interviewed for the show. I loved my experiences broadcasting football along with all my WWE duties that year and would not trade the experience for any thing. I was a bargain, too, nothing new there, as I earned a whopping $1500 per game for my work for the football league that the @NFL did not want to gain a solid heart beat. Working with Gov Ventura, Dick Butkus and Dan Hampton was a thrill for this die hard football fan.”
Powell’s POV: I’m surprised they didn’t interview Ross given his role on the XFL broadcast team and in WWE, but perhaps that omission will make more sense once we see the approach the director took with the film. The premiere date is listed for February 2 at 8CT/9ET on ESPN.
Other topics include 5 Questions With Cody Rhodes, future Ross Report guests. JR one-man shows in Phoenix and during Royal Rumble and WrestleMania weekend, Mick Foley reaches a weight loss milestone, and more.