WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently made an appearance on Busted Open Radio where he made some very interesting comments about the women in WWE. Ross, a longtime favorite in the wrestling community, stated that he believes Ronda Rousey is the only chance women have of main eventing WrestleMania.
Given his decades of experience in the professional wrestling industry, Ross definitely has a respected voice among fans and peers alike. From his experience, he believes the attention on Rousey and her ability to draw is on the level of WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
Ross had the following comments on the matter:
“You got three women that are very over. They’re very talented. They all bring something different to the table. They are all big time players…..This is an ensemble cast angle. Everybody needs to get together to make this thing work, so I believe that it helps everybody.”
“I would rather see a singles match close WrestleMania, as opposed to a multiple person match, but if they have a three way that includes Charlotte, I’ve got no problem with that either because I know it will be structured and orchestrated to be one hell of a match. Just as the old school traditional main event, I would love to see Rousey and Becky, but if Charlotte’s added, I understand. I get it and it’s not gonna hurt the match, in my estimation.”
“Let me be honest about it. We all know who the catalyst of this whole thing is, right? Ronda Rousey. Ronda Rousey’s presence, her image, what she means to the mass appeal audience is unsurpassed on the roster with the exception of maybe [Brock] Lesnar. The two most over people you can count on to sell pay-per-views in a big way is a hot angle involving Lesnar and/or a hot angle involving Rousey. I think Rousey’s there to help these other girls get over and get established because we know that Rousey’s not gonna be around forever and I don’t have a problem with that.”
“If Ronda Rousey’s not on the roster – and you can quote me on this damn statement – if Ronda Rousey’s not on the roster, there’s not a chance in hell a female headlines WrestleMania and closes the show.”
It seems more likely than ever that women will main event for the first time, as Rousey and 2019 women’s Royal Rumble winner Becky Lynch are two of the most over Superstars in the entire company.
With H/T to WrestleZone for the transcription.
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