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Jim Ross Says There’s ‘No Way’ Conor McGregor Doesn’t Appear in WWE, Says Cena vs. Reigns Feud Was ‘Real’

October 19, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Jim Ross appeared on Colin Cowherd’s show on FOX Sports 1 and discussed Conor McGregor appearing in WWE, the John Cena/Roman Reigns feud and more. You can see some video below. Regarding McGregor, Ross said that he’s certain that McGregor will work with WWE at some point.

“There’s no way you can convince me will not earn a massive check from Vince McMahon some day in the future,” he said. “It will not be a career deal, it will be a one-off special occasion, massive promotion. I would suggest maybe at a WrestleMania somewhere down the road. The attraction’s there, the marketing’s there, the money’s there… why not make it happen? And so I think Conor is guaranteed for that, and I also think that Conor’s not done in the octagon, either. I think that he’s a competitor. He likes to prove he’s the alpha male.”

Ross also talked about finding The Rock, saying that the joke at the time was that even Ray Charles could see that The Rock as going to pass based on his look. He said that they knew Rock had the DNA through his family but that he wanted to be a football player. Once he got cut and had no money, Ross med him in Florida and noticed during a lunch meeting that “every female in the place came by to fill his water glass, including a few that didn’t work there.” JR said that Rock’s production company is called Seven Bucks Productions because that’s all that he had during in his pocket that lunch.

Ross and Cowherd also talked about who the toughest guy of them all was if you were to turn out the lights for an hour and waited to see who was left. Cowherd named Austin, while Ross mentioned Brock Lesnar. Speaking about Lesnar in regard to talent disagreements, Ross said they’ve had “communication breakdowns” at times and that Lesnar is defiant and hard headed, though they also found common ground by coming from farming families.

Ross was also asked about any disagreements he had with Vince McMahon. Ross recalled their disagrements over Mick Foley, saying that Foley was hired after being turned down several times because McMahon wanted Ross to understand what it’s like to have his heart broken by a talent he thought would be great but wasn’t. Obviously, that’s not how it worked out.

Ross also talked about the John Cena/Roman Reigns feud, with Cowherd asking if he was concerned about whether the two might legit go after each other. Ross said that he was surprised with how “real” the feud became and said that there is some keen competition behind the scenes, which fans aren’t necessarily aware of. Cena being atop the hill meant that he had to throw down the gauntlet at Reigns, so the latter could show he was the next top guy. They said that Cena was likely bound for Hollywood at this point.