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Jim Ross: MJF is a younger, actually athletic version of Paul Heyman

WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross talked about Vengeance 2001, which featured the crowning of a new Undisputed Champion. Ross also gave an update on his radiation treatment and he gave some of his thoughts on some of the hot wrestling news of the week.

Ross talking about MJF:

“I think Tony Khan is booking MJF perfectly because he’s not overexposing him and he’s keeping him fresh. Of course, Max is really great at keeping himself fresh. He’s very smart. MJF is a younger, actually athletic version of Paul Heyman. I was around Paul Heyman when he was in his ‘20s a lot. I helped Paul a great deal back when nobody wanted to work with him because he was so obstinate in their view. Well I saw talent, and was he a pain in the a**? Absolutely, but he was our pain in the a**, and he was my pain in the a** partner who made both of us better. We did some good work in WCW before we ever got to WWE. I enjoyed it. I can tell you that. Max is a young Paul Heyman only with muscles and athletic ability, so that tells you where he ranks in my lexicon of some of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around in pro wrestling and the thing about it is he’s in his mid ‘20s. Hopefully, he won’t ever self-destruct or, ‘I got this.I don’t need to get any better.’  That’s bullsh*t. He and I have had some really good talks since our tenure there in AEW. I always talk to him at every TV and we chat about different things. He asks questions that are intelligent questions, so you know he’s thinking about things that are spot on because of the questions he asks or the subjects that he wants to discuss.”

Jim Ross said he was in favor of the having the original brand split in WWE:

“I loved the game plan. I liked the brand split a lot except when we started intermingling and the exclusivity became a misnomer. To me, the exclusivity was the selling point of having two brands. If you like Stone Cold, well you better watch on Monday. If you like The Rock, then you better watch on Thursday or Friday or whatever day it’s going to be. I liked that. I also liked the fact that keeping them separate and not contaminating them with each other would allow you to have your big Super Bowl. They got WrestleMania. I’m just giving you another main event that you can make millions of dollars on. It’s the Super Bowl of Sports Entertainment. That never really happened because the intermingling started right away and all this other sh*t that diluted it and it became a failure.”

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