AEW Commentator Jim Ross recently spoke with Sports Illustrated. In the conversation, he talked about the impact of Jon Moxley’s AEW debut, a moment that JR was less than prepared for.
“I knew we were negotiating with Moxley. I asked what was happening with him about 10 days ago, and I was told it was going well, but when it came time for the show, his name wasn’t anywhere on my format sheet. It left my mind because I had more I knew I had to prepare for.”
JR said that the moment reminded him of some of the more historic moments that he’d covered in WWE.
“The lucky part for me is it reminded me of Mick Foley getting thrown off the cell,” said Ross. “I didn’t know that was going to happen, and the same thing happened on Saturday night in Vegas. I didn’t know Moxley was coming out there. He was so full of passion and raw, animal magnetism. I felt it in my bone marrow, it was a ‘Stone Cold’ moment.”