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Jim Ross on His New Memoir, Leaving WWE For AEW, The Revival's WWE Release & More

Jim Ross on His New Memoir, Leaving WWE For AEW, The Revival's WWE Release & More

AEW announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discusses his new memoir Under the Black Hat: My Life in the WWE and Beyond, leaving WWE and going to AEW, why Steve Austin turning heel at WrestleMania X-Seven was a mistake, AEW and WWE holding shows during the COVID-19 pandemic, his thoughts on the cinematic matches at WrestleMania 36, the Revival's WWE release and how they would fit in AEW, finding the balance between in-ring product and entertainment aspects of wrestling plus much more. 0:00: Introduction 0:41: On writing his new memoir Under the Black Hat: My Life in the WWE and Beyond and what the book covers 3:06: On when the process of writing the book began 4:06: On his relationship with Vince McMahon, staying friends even with his going to AEW and why he left WWE 6:35: On his memories of WrestleMania X-Seven, Steve Austin turning heel and how Undertaker vs. Triple H was booked 8:53: On if Austin's heel turn falling short influenced WWE to keep John Cena & Roman Reigns as babyfaces, why Cena stayed babyface 12:46: On when he first met with Tony Khan, why he came joined AEW, misconceptions of why he left WWE and people confusing Vince McMahon with Mr. McMahon 16:59: On AEW and WWE continuing to hold shows amid COVID-19 pandemic, both companies having broadcast commitments, looking forward to calling Jon Moxley vs. Jake Hager 18:56: On AEW changing their setup to deal with the empty arenas, what to expect from the Moxley vs. Hager match 20:34: On what he thought of WrestleMania's Boneyard Match and adding preproduced elements to matches in the current situation, how AEW is handling it 22:55: On finding the right balance between in-ring product and entertainment content, talent needing to create their own content 25:16: On the positives and negatives of talent using social media, why people should avoid going negative 27:18: On The Revival's WWE release, being a fan of them and how they would fit into AEW 30:04: On where to find him online, where to get Under the Black Hat 31:59: On his advice for people during the pandemic

Duration: 34 min

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