WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on various topics. During the blog, Ross commented on calling the UK Championship Match at NXT Takeover: Chicago over the weekend on the WWE Network, which saw Pete Dunne defeat Tyler Bate to become the new UK Champion. Ross thanked the fans for the positive reaction that he received when he walked out for the match. He noted that Nigel McGuinness is a tremendous broadcast partner and for the first week that they worked together, he felt that they did a solid job.
“Nigel has terrific instincts and product knowledge plus he 'wants' to be really good which always is imperative for one to have in this unique, broadcast entity. I hope that Nigel and I have many more opportunities together as we are both competitive types and are both still major fans of the genre. Congrats to the two young, British lads, Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne for tearing the house down Saturday night at the NXT Takeover Chicago event that featured a hot live audience. Bate, 20, and Dunne, 23, have bright futures in WWE if they continue to steer the course, always work to improve this in-ring and out of ring skills and never give anyone a reason to NOT want to do business with them. I like these two young men and look forward to adding a soundtrack to their work whenever I am called upon."
Triple H recently announced on Twitter that the upcoming WWE Women’s Tournament would be called the Mae Young Classic. Episodes of the 32-competitor women’s tournament, which will be similar to the Cruiserweight Classic, will be taped on July 13th and 14th in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. Ross, who has been rumored to do commentary for the tournament, is excited to hear more details about it.
"I'm hopeful to be a part of this event. I love being involved in the 'Ronda Rousey' influenced combat and performance art genre involving women participants. And to think that my passion for women's athletics all started with my fascination of softball pitcher Jenny Finch back in the day. No one changed channels with Jenny Finch was on the mound. BTW...I'd still love to 'book' Ronda Rousey versus a villain Charlotte at Wrestlemania in NOLA. Just saying...Fantasy Booking.”