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WWE News: Rumor killer on Jim Ross falling asleep at RAW 25

Riju Dasgupta
8.29K   //    23 Jan 2018, 19:35 IST

The old school duo were not actually snoozing on the job
The old school duo were not actually snoozing on the job

What's the story?

Amidst reports that the crowd at the Manhattan Center had become discontent during WWE RAW 25, there emerged an interesting Tweet. One that showed the two announcers Jim Ross and Jerry 'The King' Lawler, apparently snoozing on the job.

Jim Ross would refute the claims on Twitter subsequently. He went on to suggest that it was absurd to claim such was the case at all.

In case you didn't know...

RAW 25 aired from two different locations on the very same night. While Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Booker T called the action at the Barclays Center, Jim Ross and Jerry 'The King' Lawler, the voices of the Attitude Era, called the action from the Manhattan Center.

Needless to say, a bulk of the action from the night transpired at the first of the venues mentioned. Those in the Manhattan Center felt a little shortchanged, and therefore, the Tweet of the announcers sleeping on the job was taken seriously.

The heart of the matter

The picture in question was clicked at such a moment that it seemingly showed the announcers catching a few winks between long breaks. Instead, according to Jim Ross, he was on high alert through the night.

He picked on one site that had covered the news and showed them no mercy at all. Ross went for the jugular to make fun of their choice of words and even said that it was absurd to imply that he had been sleeping on the job.

What's next?

We do not know when Jim Ross and The King will team again. They may not be as exuberant as they were in their prime, but both men can still call a good match. Maybe at RAW 30 next?


Author's take

The whole episode is really quite funny. It also shows that the internet will Retweet anything they find amusing without checking for its authenticity first.

Anyway, this incident will be forgotten in a few hours, as SmackDown Live rolls around.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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