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October’s issue of Total Wrestling Magazine is available now to read for FREE and features an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross.

The former WWE announcer opens up about the current state of WWE, coaching younger talents, podcasts and life after WWE.

Here’s what he had to say:

On the subject of Roman Reigns being in the main event of WrestleMania 31:

“It appears that Roman Reigns is the heir apparent to the WWE Title but the issue is when will he be ready? There’s no magic formula as to when that can or will occur. So that’s definitely not set in stone. Who’s to say that Lesnar will even be a villain by WM31?”

His thoughts on coaching and mentoring younger talents:

“I’ve always enjoyed working with, mentoring and coaching young talents. Nothing in WWE or elsewhere is more important than developing new talents and personnel in every area of a company. Getting experience in the indies or abroad is very helpful to one getting a viable shot in WWE. It’s tough to merely have Performance Center experience on which to build one’s foundation for a long, productive career in WWE but it’s not impossible.”

An action packed October issue also features a column by former WWE star Matt Striker as he talks about the future stars of the company.

We also take a look at Brock Lesnar’s reign as WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and analyse if there is enough competition for him within WWE, we chat to author Brian Shields about the new book 30 years of WrestleMania and we take a look through the history books and see if being a second or third generation wrestler guarantees you to be a star..

All of this, plus our usual features, DVD and book reviews.

The issue is out now for FREE and can be viewed via – http://issuu.com/totalwrestling/docs/tw_october2014_approved 

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