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Jim Ross Talks The Rock’s Post-WWE Success, Rock-Austin Rivalry, Calling Some of the Greatest Matches of All Time

In this undated photo provided by Steve Wright Jr., Jim Ross speaks. Ross has gone down as one of the great broadcasters in WWE history and will bring his one-man show to Philadelphia in conjunction with the Royal Rumble. (AP Photo/Steve Wright Jr.)

WWE Hall Of Famer and former WWE Commentator Jim Ross was recently interviewed by The Sun. You can check out some highlights from the interview here:

On The Rock exceeding his expectations after signing him:

“When I signed him I had no idea he was going to be the biggest movie star in the world, but I did think he had the chance to be a very special pro wrestler, and he was that and more.”

On the Rock-Austin rivalry:

“There were a lot of great ones, but If I had to pick out a series or a rivalry I’d pick out The Rock and Austin because of what they meant to WWE at the time, and the business in general and where their lives have taken them since. They established that great fanbase in WWE, and certainly in Rock’s case, he’s been able to parlay that into an amazing career.”

On having been able to call some of the greatest matches in WWE history:

“Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat from 1989 was a classic, Mick Foley and Triple H had some great matches, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker had some great matches, there’s so many and I’ve been blessed to come around at the right time to call those matches. Kurt Angle matches were phenomenal, Brock Lesnar, especially in his younger days when he was wrestling full time was a sight to behold.”