AEW’s Jim Ross recently appeared on the latest episode of Busted Open Radio where he reflected on Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman’s new WWE roles. Below are some highlights with a H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.
On his fallouts with Vince McMahon:
“I do know Vince well and had 26 great years there,” Ross stated. “Anytime you are in a territory for 26 years is a nice run. Me leaving there was not a sad day, Vince is responsible for how nice my bank account looks, and I appreciate that. Jan (his late wife) appreciated that. Whenever I got pissed off at Vince she would say, ‘Take it easy tiger.’ I would breathe and exhale, I would get through my personal stuff and we were all good.”
On Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman’s new WWE Roles:
“I do not know what Paul and Eric are going to be allowed to do,” Ross mused. “Until their roles are clearly established as to what they are going to be allowed to do, then I have no idea how it is going to eventually work out for them. I think it’s a splendid idea if it allowed being fully utilized. Let’s say Paul wants to switch the title off of Rollins on a pay-per-view, is he going to be able to do that without going through channels, discussions, because sometimes the bloom can fall off the rose and timing is everything.
“Sometimes when you wait a month, six weeks or whatever, the buzz is over. I wonder what Vince is going to allow those guys to do. How much he allows them to do is going to dictate how successful this move is going to be. They are both smart, both are good organizers, but they manage differently. Heyman is more of a rah-rah guy, Bischoff is more professional. Paul is a little erratic, I love him, I’m happy to say I gave him his break into the business when I put on TBS to be my partner. If he allows them to make changes, you can start to see a much-improved product.”