In the latest “Grilling JR” podcast, Jim Ross was asked if he only announced the first six games on AEW Full Gear. Ross said that after leaving the broadcast booth, he watched the rest of the show on his iPad from his hotel room, but would have liked to call the main event. Ross said it was Tony Khan’s call to call six matches on the main card.
Ross said: “Tony Kahn wanted me to work the first six games and I did, and then I was done. I would have loved to have worked the last game, you know, obviously as a fan, as a broadcaster. I’m a huge fan from Jon Moxley. I thought it was going to be MJF’s night. It looked like it was time. We’ll see how that works out. I hope it works out. We’ll see. MJF has Got to get my hands on the championship and be that great leader that we need him to be. As you can see, he looked great. He was in great shape, or the best shape he’s ever been in. So in that respect it was interesting I thought they had a solid match.
“I watched the game back on my iPad because I went back to the hotel when I finished my assignment and I got there in time to watch, I had mixed feelings. I watched the last quarter of the Bedlam game, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State on my TV, and I watched the pay-per-view on my iPad, the rest. So it was an interesting deal. I don’t normally leave early but I was done, done and did what I had to do and we moved on. I liked the performance. I thought it was a good show. The first half I did I thought the matches were pretty damn strong, some stronger than others. That’s just the nature of the beast. But I thought it was a good show. I really did. I liked it. I thought the talents were doing their best. I thought it was well booked. The matches all seem to have meaning. The dots were all well connected, so I thought that was a good scenario. It was fun. I would have liked to have worked more, but always will. I am an old baseball player. I want to play. But I was happy doing what I did and hopefully people enjoyed it.”
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