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WWE News: Jim Ross comments on working with Brock Lesnar  

How was the relationship between the two men?

News 30 Oct 2017, 11:47 IST

Jim Ross gives an insight into this RAW Superstar's behind the scenes attitude.
Jim Ross gives an insight into this RAW Superstar's behind the scenes attitude.

What's the story?

WWE Legend Jim Ross appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd last week to discuss numerous topics regarding his career in sports wrestling which has spanned over 40 years.

During the interview, Ross, considered by many to be the greatest WWE Commentator of all-time, was asked which WWE Superstar he found the most difficult to deal with when he was WWE's Head of Talent Relations.

Ross, gave a not so surprising answer when he said that it was the current WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar.

In case you didn't know...

Jim Ross is known for his work with WWE as a commentator, but many seem to forget he was WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent Relations for the WWF/WWE too.

Ross was responsible for finding many talents for the WWE that went on to become some of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time in this job.

JR signed Brock Lesnar in 2000. Lesnar had highly successful stint until 2004 when he decided to leave the company in pusuit of an American Football career.

The heart of the matter

Jim Ross was asked during his conversation on The Herd with Colin Cowherd about which wrestler he thought was 'toughest' to deal with backstage in his time as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations.

JR's answer was Brock Lesnar. Lesnar's 'hard-headed' and 'defiant' ways, would then lead to 'communication issues' between the two men.

Despite this, JR insisted that he gets along 'great' with Lesnar, especially because of the fact they both came from farming backgrounds, hence, they had 'common ground'

What's next?

Brock Lesnar will face the current SmackDown Live WWE Champion Jinder Mahal at Survivor Series in a Champion vs. Champion matchup. The Rock, John Cena and Stone Cold Steve Austin are all being rumored as special guest referees for the match.

You can listen to Jim Ross on his own podcast every week, The Ross Report.

JR's current contract with WWE means he will be doing some commentary for them again on special occasions, like he did for the Mae Young Classic and for Undertaker's match at WrestleMania 33. He will also take part in other projects.

Author's take

With Brock Lesnar's stubborn reputation and history of backstage arguments, for example last year with Chris Jericho after Summerslam, I am not surprised that Ross said Lesnar was difficult to keep control of.

However, it is good that Lesnar seems to have a nice side too, as JR made clear.

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