Jim Ross comments on Kurt Angle’s 2004 promo that referred to Eddie Guerrero as a “former drug addict”

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Jim Ross and Conrad Thompson lined WrestleMania XX on the most recent episode of Grilling JR. The present is up now at AdFreeShows.com.

The present card included Triple H defending in opposition to Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit in a Triple Risk Match for the World Championship, Brock Lesnar and Goldberg dealing with one another on their final night time within the firm, The Undertaker vs. Kane, Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship, and extra.

Listed here are some highlights from the podcast:

Jim Ross speaking about Molly Holly vs Victoria hair vs title match:

“They deserved extra time.  They deserved extra preparation.  They deserved a greater presentation.  Each these women had been stalwarts on our roster.  Victoria was actually a workhorse for us and labored very diligently to get higher at wrestling as a result of she got here in to be one of many Godfather’s hos.  The plan wasn’t for her to have an extended professional wrestling profession, however she did, and she or he has.  Molly is only a treasure.  I met Molly in Florida.  Dean Malenko launched her to me.  Dean was her conduit to get her a gathering.  I used to be instantly impressed together with her character, her angle, she had an ideal smile, and she or he might work.  She was actually good working…She was prepared to do it (getting her head shaved).  I feel anyone was attempting to provide you with an concept, a special sort of match.  I feel the entire angle was rushed.  It might have been a a lot greater deal, however, despite the fact that she knew she was very deep within the card and so they solely had a couple of minutes to inform their story, they did it like an organization individual would do.  She ran the performs and earned a variety of respect from the corporate in consequence.  Molly Holly might have been there so long as she selected to be there.  That’s how nicely revered she was.  By no means a difficulty.  By no means an issue.  At all times skilled and she or he might wrestle.”

Ross gave his opinion on Kurt Angle chopping a promo saying, “Guerrero is a former drug addict who shouldn’t symbolize SmackDown because the WWE Champion and at some point individuals can be thanking me for being a champion individuals may very well be pleased with” to construct up the Angle vs Guerrero match:

“I perceive the heel saying all these outrageous issues.  Wrestling villains have been doing it for years and years and years, however, there’s extra artistic methods to foreshadow Eddie’s doubtful character that Kurt was alluding to than the best way we did it.  It was a turnoff as a result of what it does is that if anyone didn’t know that story, now their thoughts is taken away from what they’re saying and surprise, ‘What did he do?  What sort of medication?  When did this occur?  What’s occurring?’  I feel we might have executed a greater job of choosing our verbiage for that match as a result of what they had been attempting to do is to make it private.  You may make it private.  Kurt might have mentioned, ‘Do you understand how a lot of a humiliation Eddie Guerrero has been for his household?  that his daughters are ashamed of him due to his conduct and a few of his unhealthy habits?’  Allow them to fill within the clean.  You go into an excessive amount of element and that’s damaging s**t.”  I’m not blaming Kurt.  Kurt was given a directive of the place to go and an overview of his promo on that subject.  The way you get there’s going to be as much as him and the author, however the backside line is, it wasn’t the fitting path.  I understood the logic.  I understood the vacation spot.  I understood the routing.  Incorrect highway in my view.”

For those who use any portion of the quotes from this text please credit score Grilling JR with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription

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