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Jim Ross Talks About Byron Saxton, WWE, NXT

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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross appeared on the March 15 edition of Wrestle Rant Radio to promote NJPW on AXS TV. Here are the highlights.

On Byron Saxton:

In WWE, more so than in most broadcasting, look is important, so that’s why Byron Saxton has such a presence, he’s on both shows. He’s getting a tremendous amount of exposure and an amazing opportunity to really break through because he’s got a great look, he’s intelligent and he’s well-spoken. He needs to be becoming a star right now because he’s got an opportunity on two prime time television shows a week to get over. And he’ll get over by getting talent over.

On being the lead announcer for NXT:

I enjoyed doing the work down there because it was pure. It was a situation where it was all about the product. The politics were melded away, there wasn’t a lot of pretense. It was very straightforward and positive. The kids were bright-eyed they wanted to learn, their minds were open. They saw opportunity awaiting them, so it was a very refreshing, positive environment to be around. I’ll tell you that in my last several years in WWE, my favorite thing to do was go to Florida and work with the NXT kids because that’s the future of the business. WWE has no investment in their company more important than their Performance Center. WWE runs on two things: talent and television. Without a stream of new stars being developed, they’re in big, big trouble. I had a great time down there and loved being around that environment.

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  • Lisa

    I must admit, I miss JR on commentary. Sometimes when I watch old clips on YouTube or on the WWE Network, JR’s commentary gives me goosebumbs. None of the current commentators are good enough to be compared to JR.
    And by the way, Byron Saxton sucks. He’s terrible.

    • Zargabanth

      Most of the time I don’t agree with your opinions on wrestling but on this I totally agree with you. Byron does suck but what’s screwed up is he is the best of the three right now.JBL is a rambling idiot and Cole is stale as hell.

      • Lisa

        “JBL is a rambling idiot”. Lol.
        I like that.
        I hate when he talks about sports that no one watches. As for Cole, he’s just annoying. I can’t stand him anymore.

        • siddus

          I hate when he talks about sports that [are watched all over the world but not in USA].
          There, I fixed it for you. 😀

          • Lisa

            Are you sure normal people actually watch those “sports” that JBL often mentions?

          • siddus

            Football and Rugby? Errr, yeah. Football (soccer) is the largest watched sport in the world and Rugby isn’t far behind. This is fairly common knowledge

          • Lisa

            Soccer is hardly a sport. Rugby is more physical but I wouldn’t waste my time watching it. I hate when JBL talks about such “sports”.

  • Mike

    I like Byron. Have no idea why he gets so much stick, he is knowledgeable, well spoken and a good baby face commentator.

    • Damian Starr

      He makes comments for the sake of saying something…

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