Jim Ross on his pride for the matchup


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Jim Ross on his pride for the matchup

Jim Ross worked for WWE, as a commentator, and for Fox Sports, where he writes commentary on professional wrestling for FoxSports.com. He was also the lead announcer for New Japan Pro-Wrestling on AXS TV and occasionally does play-by-play for boxing and mixed martial arts.

As of February 2014 Ross began hosting his own weekly podcast, The Jim Ross Report. Ross was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2007. He is known affectionately as "Good ol' JR", was widely regarded as the voice of the WWE particularly during The Attitude Era, and has been labelled as one of the greatest wrestling commentators of all time.

In a long interview with Sports Illustrated, the WWE Hall of Famer explained his pride for the matchup: “It’s been years since I was this proud of two guys in a match like I am with Moxley and Kenny. I’ve never seen a main event like that.

They should be congratulated. The effort they put forth was absolutely amazing. This match was a great indication of the in-ring spirit of AEW. We want to be about innovation and delivering a great effort. The match gave us stunts, it gave us wrestling, it gave us drama, it gave us uniqueness.

This was about two guys that were given a chance to lay out their own game plan and execute their match, and that’s what they did”.