WWE Hall Of Famer, Jim Ross recently gave his thoughts on the Hall Of Fame ceremony itself, predicting what WWE will do with the event next year. Below are some highlights with a H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.
On what WWE will do next year for the show:
“I’m wondering next year, how they’re going to do that because Friday night next year is going to be the night that SmackDown airs on Fox, so next year, Friday night will be their time on the Fox network, so you know they’re not going to screw that up. It’s WrestleMania weekend. You can’t! Fox is going to want a big show, a show that’s going to be a reason to tune in, not an elongated informercial.” Ross added, “that’s going to be interesting how they handle that next year.”
On believing the headline act should be a singles star:
“The Hall Of Fame, it seemed to me, I don’t want to say it was a throwaway because it was not a throwaway. It just seemed to not have as much sizzle this year as it has in previous years.” Ross continued, “well, I think those ensemble casts are… like DX certainly should have gone in and I don’t have an issue with anybody going in. It’s not my call, but the bottom line is that one predominant headliner that stands above the pack did not exist this year, in my opinion.”
On Christian being a future inductee:
“I would think that Edge & Christian would be a Hall Of Fame team, wouldn’t you?” Ross asked. “I know [Edge is already in the WWE Hall Of Fame]. I’m wondering if they’re going to give Christian the respect of going in as a single when his biggest success in WWE was with his partner. And I don’t have a problem with Edge getting two rings. It seems like that’s not a bad thing anymore.”