Jim Ross On Shane McMahon Vs. The Undertaker And Their Ages

Mike Mooneyham recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross for The Post and Courier, who was promoting his new NJPW on AXS announcing gig. During the interview, JR gave his thoughts on the Shane McMahon vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania 32.

“Shane McMahon coming back was met with celebration by a lot of people, including myself, and met with disdain by others who had the crystal ball all Windexed up to see through it that it was going to be a fail on April 3. I don’t know how they figured that out a few hours after Raw aired when Shane came back,” Ross said. “I felt embarrassed for some wrestling fans that had this strong case that this was the silliest thing they ever saw, that it wasn’t going to work. I just don’t believe that at all. I’m not worried about Shane being 46 and Undertaker being 50 or so. I espouse the philosophy that my friend Toby Keith has that ‘I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m as good once as I ever was.’ I think those guys going out there and probably doing a 20- to 25-minute match is not insurmountable. I know there’s going to be a lot of punching and kicking and striking and a lot of contact. You talk about the New Japan strong style. I don’t know that Taker and Shane know any other way … especially Shane. He’s not the refined, in-ring worker that a Ric Flair is or a Triple H even. But he’s got a great attitude. They’re going to lay their guts on the line. I can promise you that. I hope that they don’t reel it out too far. But I think they’re going to be fine.”

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