Jim Ross on the text from Rey Mysterio that made him cry

“So when he said that to me, it brought tears to my eyes"

by Sead Dedovic
Jim Ross on the text from Rey Mysterio that made him cry

"Grilling JR," brings us interesting topics. It was the same this time. Jim Ross talked about Rey Mysterio's Hall of Fame induction. Ross got a message from Mysterio after all. Such a message caused great emotions in him and Ross recalled how it all started.

“I got a beautiful text from Rey after [his WWE Hall of Fame announcement], and it made me cry. He said, ‘It all started with you’, which is pretty cool. You know, the old story about me negotiating with Rey was I brought him to TV and I think it was in Southern California.

I met with him and I didn’t hire him because he had a hell of a deal on one of those Turner contracts. He was still getting paid a lot of money, more than I was going to offer him, and I told him that because he needed to know the whole story.

But I did tell him, ‘I’m going to hire you if you want to come and work for us, and I can’t pay you what you’re earning today, but I can fully expect if you stay healthy Rey, you’re gonna blow that number completely out of the water’, and he did.

I didn’t lie to him”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com

Jim Ross on Rey Mysterio

Ross is proud of himself, given that he recognized such talent at the right time. Jim is still surprised how quickly time passes, considering that Rey Mysterio's son is now part of the wrestling scene.

“So when he said that to me, it brought tears to my eyes, you know, “It all started with you’, because I believed in him. I’d never hired a talent his size under Vince McMahon’s payroll, so I felt a win there.

I got a win on that one. Rey is still at it and doing great and going into the Hall of Fame. His angle with his son is interesting. It’s just hard to believe that kid is wrestling. When he hung around his dad, you know, all those years I was there.

He was just a little fart, and he came to work with dad. It’s kind of cool, and look where it’s got him. He invested in the family business and now he’s gonna be able to earn a good living doing it”.

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