Jim Ross and Conrad Thompson covered Eric Bischoff’s debut on a recent episode of Grilling JR. It was a Watch-along show and they covered everything from that episode of Monday Night Raw.
Ross also had some interesting comments on Mark Henry and Paul Wight. JR hinted that Wight may be returning to in-ring action because he has been working hard to get in better shape. Ross also gave praise to some of the younger talent on the roster.
JR on Mark Henry and Paul Wight:
“Mark is with AEW now, and we’re all happy to have him. He comes every week, and he generally stays busy having young talent sit under his learning tree. He reminds me a little bit, not because they are both African-American, of Ernie Ladd and his wisdom, experiences, sharing, mentoring, and Mark is really good at that. I was talking to Big Show down in Miami at length because our dressing facilities were a little snug. He’s working hard on his weight and getting back in better shape. He didn’t say it to me, but I’m assuming that somewhere down the road, we’ll see Big Show back in the ring. I don’t think it’s going to be every week. We don’t use anybody every week really. I do think he’ll be back in the ring at some point in time. He’ll be rejuvenated, he’ll be renewed, and I think he’ll do well.”
JR on Darby Allin, Jungle Boy, and Ethan Page:
“Darby is one of my favorites. He’s one of my favorites to talk to. Darby is very creative. He comes up with a lot of his own material, shall we say. He’s one of our homegrown guys that we take pride in, him and Jungle Boy Jack Perry, for example. Nobody should sleep on Ethan Page. He’s going to be a big time player. He’s doing really well. I’m glad we have him. He looks great, he has a good attitude, and is a smart kid. I believe if he stays away from injuries, he’s going to contribute in a big way for a long time to come.”