WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross spoke with the Orlando Sentinel about his run as an XFL play-by-play voice. “I never saw the XFL as a negative,” Ross said. “It’s still on my resume. It wasn’t good quality football, crazy things went on, but it was showbiz. I just looked at it as something different.”
Ross also spoke about his one-man show, which will be in Orlando for WrestleMania weekend. “I’ve been a wrestling fan my whole life, and for so many years a lot of us have been, for lack of a better word, bullied,” he said. “We’ve been teased, kidded, eyes rolled from our peers and family members. ‘You watch wrestling?!?’ I see my shows as a safe zone, a safe haven. We’re all wrestling fans here. At WrestleMania, there will be fans from all over the world all coming together, and we get to talk about wrestling. That’s a great thing.” Read the full interview at Orlandosentinel.com.
Powell’s POV: There’s also a second part of the story that gets into the actual interview and features more pro wrestling questions that can be read at here. The one-man shows take place on April 1-2 at Plaza Live with early afternoon starts to accommodate those with NXT and WrestleMania tickets. Ticket prices range from $25 to $100 and can be purchased through TicketFly.com.
The Best of The Boom features Tony Schiavone joining Jason Powell in this May 30, 2018 discussion in which he looks back on when he went to Ric Flair's house for his first pro wrestling assignment, his year with WWE, his one appearance for TNA Impact Wrestling, and more...