WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross appeared the Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling Podcast recently to discuss WrestleMania 32, Seth Rollins being WWE champion and more.
On If there is still a true “heel,” in pro wrestling and WrestleMania 32:
“I would not take the championship of Seth Rollins until WrestleMania. At WrestleMania if I have something that I believes work then that is where he would drop the title. By then he would have had a full year and if he is not over and he is not a “made man” after being champion then you can’t blame the promotion. He’s like any of the villains on TV whether it is WWE, Ring of Honor, TNA or Lucha Underground there is not enough of guys that cheat to gain an unfair advantage. Villains must stop working for the “pop” or the “this is awesome”. If I were a villain in a true sense of the word that would piss me off to no end. My work should be menacing, dangerous and dirty. It is supposed to enhance your dance partner and make the baby-face more of a bigger, stronger and powerful ticket selling, merchandise selling entity. Too many heels would rather work for a “pop”, then work for “heat”. When you take that angst away there is a fine line between good and evil and if it disappears I say good luck to the business. When you take away the “heel”/”villain dynamic I don’t know what you have got?”
On Seth Rollins being the future of WWE:
“I don’t know that the WWE Champion has to be the future of the company, I don’t know if anyone person should be the future of the company. If it is that’s poor management because you don’t want to put all of your eggs in one basket. I am very proud of the worker that he (Seth Rollins) has become. He has a great mind for the business. He is a bookers dream, in other words he is a beatable champion. In the territory days or the live event days theoretically on any given night that he is defending the title he can be beat. He’s not so physically imposing that he looks unbeatable and I like that. If you are going to have a heel champion then I like one that has vulnerability.”
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