JR on what he told Steve Austin when Bill DeMott was hired, Mayweather - Pacquiao, WWE Mt. Rushmore
Source: Sirius XM
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently appeared on "At The Fights" on SiriusXM @SiriusXMBoxing , which airs every Monday and Friday from 6-8 pm EST on SiriusXM Sports Zone channel 92 and the SiriusXM app. The show is hosted by Randy "Commish" Gordon and "Gentleman" Gerry Cooney. During the interview, JR discussed the Bill DeMott's resignation, who would be on his WWE Mount Rushmore, the anniversary of Ali-Frazier 1, and who wins between Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao when they square off in May. You can listen to the full interview here, below are some highlights:
* When asked about the Bill DeMott controversy and DeMott stepping down, he noted that he's known Demott for years. He told Steve Austin when DeMott was hired that the company hired a defensive line coach to be the head coach, which could be extremely good or risky. JR noted that the kids have changed over the last 10 years, and you have to wonder what the future leaders of the country will be like if they can't take rejection or they feel like they are entitled to something they haven't earned. He said that DeMott is a hard nosed loyal guy who loves the business, and that he wants people to do things with great toughness and respect for the business. JR noted that having said that, DeMott is no different than anyone else. JR pointed out that there is a lot of political incorrectness in gyms and training camps, and that bullying and homophobic slurs are commonplace in those environments. He said that DeMott is a tough guy that would tell you what time it is instead of how to make the watch, so he's sure there were times when he was a little harsh or tough, but he doesn't believe he was unfair.
* He picked Floyd Mayweather Jr. to beat Manny Pacquiao, and said that Pacquiao should feel really happy to get the fight. JR talked a little bit about Mayweather working against The Big Show and breaking his nose during their angle at No Way Out. JR said that Mayweather was nothing but a gentleman and gracious the entire time.
* When asked to pick four wrestlers to be on WWE's Mt. Rushmore, JR picked Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and The Rock. When the hosts brought up Bruno Sammartino, JR corrected himself and substituted The Rock for Bruno.