JR on Vince passing the torch to Triple H
In a recent interview with Business Insider, Jim Ross discussed Triple H possibly being Vince McMahon’s successor.
“I think that if I’m guessing, and it’s gonna strictly be a guess, that the money would be on, probably, Paul Levesque to be Vince’s successor,” said J.R. “I think Vince is kind of preparing him for that in a lot of ways. You always knew that he was different from the other guys because he was very studious and very under control. He didn’t drink. No drugs. He looked to be a lifer early on, and he got a lot of that from being a fan all his life, growing up in the northeast, New Hampshire. Then, getting trained by Killer Kowalski, who was a great old school guy. So, I think he’s probably the heir apparent.”
In other JR highlights, he discussed the career of Vader with Post Wrestling:
“Leon was a big, rugged, physical guy. He worked very snug and when I saw the tape of him and Stan Hansen where Hansen popped Leon’s eye… I watched that whole match. Jim Cornette and I were on that (WCW) booking committee at that time. We were just fascinated and made a play for him.
“It always seemed that Leon had a real natural chemistry with Mick Foley, and I don’t know if that was because he was so darn amenable and easy to get along with, because Leon could be stubborn. For whatever reason, they had enough respect for one another and you could see that in their matches. They didn’t take any prisoners and it was a very aggressive style.
“I was very excited to bring Leon to the WWF with the talent relations team. Leon was perceived as a ‘good get’. He was a big, rugged heel and easy to cast in any scenario. He had Cornette as his manager – that’s like Brock Lesnar having Paul Heyman, it was a match made in wrestling hell. It was great.
Enzo love triangle storyline
In his recent appearance on the Store Horsemen podcast Enzo claimed that the original plan for his storyline with Nia Jax was for him to turn heel by cheating on her with Alexa Bliss:
“I was getting so much heat it was awesome that people probably won’t appreciate it until five, ten years from now. Like a babyface transition that I made and on a marketing level too it was crazy and Vince wanted me in that grey area though. He didn’t want me full-blown. He had plans to make me full-blown that nobody else knew about, not even the other people that were involved in it. I mean look at that Nia / Alexa Bliss WrestleMania blow-off. What do you think was gonna happen? How else could I get full-blown heat? Enzo Amore with the grey area trying to get full-blown heel real, real f–king heat. How do you do that? I’m using Nia as a heater to keep my title and I get caught hooking up with her best friend backstage. Bang, that’s how you do it. Nia didn’t know that. Alexa didn’t know it. I knew that because Vince told me, I was just toying along with her I wanted her to win me matches, I wanted her to be like Chyna.”
WWE stock hits all-time high
WWE’s stock hit a record high of 68.25 yesterday. Despite arguably being in a creative rut, their continued expansion overseas and the new TV rights deal on the table means investors are more than happy – for now.