Kevin Eck of The Baltimore Sun has an interview up with WWE announcer Jim Ross discussing the 10th anniversary of Smackdown this week. Among the topics discussed, Ross addresses the fact that he wasn’t too happy about being traded to Smackdown over a year ago.
“I was more concerned about how the news was broken to me than I was the actual move itself. Egocentrically, I felt that I had paid enough dues and has a good enough rapport that I would have been given a clue or a head’s up that, ?hey, you may be changing brands? or ?don?t be surprised if you are moved over to Smackdown,? and that would have been fine, but that’s not how it went down. I think at the moment it just struck me in a negative way. I?m man enough to say maybe that was my ego getting in the way, that I thought that I was a fixture on Raw, that I?d help build the brand and I thought that [Jerry] Lawler and I were one of the better announcing tandems that had been in the business for a while. But once I got to Smackdown it was just business as usual.”
To check out the full interview, click here.