– Stephanie McMahon was upset at Raw last week for the Pittsburgh crowd’s lack of reaction during her entrance to the ring. As well, Vince McMahon felt the crowd was too apathetic to his ring entrance.
– Speaking to Mike Mooneyham of The Post and Courier, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross offered his thoughts on Shane McMahon taking on The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell Match at WrestleMania 31.
“Shane McMahon coming back was met with celebration by a lot of people, including myself, and met with disdain by others who had the crystal ball all Windexed up to see through it that it was going to be a fail on April 3. I don’t know how they figured that out a few hours after Raw aired when Shane came back,” Ross said.
“I felt embarrassed for some wrestling fans that had this strong case that this was the silliest thing they ever saw, that it wasn’t going to work. I just don’t believe that at all. I’m not worried about Shane being 46 and Undertaker being 50 or so. I espouse the philosophy that my friend Toby Keith has that ‘I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m as good once as I ever was.’ I think those guys going out there and probably doing a 20- to 25-minute match is not insurmountable. I know there’s going to be a lot of punching and kicking and striking and a lot of contact. You talk about the New Japan strong style. I don’t know that Taker and Shane know any other way … especially Shane. He’s not the refined, in-ring worker that a Ric Flair is or a Triple H even. But he’s got a great attitude. They’re going to lay their guts on the line. I can promise you that. I hope that they don’t reel it out too far. But I think they’re going to be fine.”
Ross also discussed the other top matches at WrestleMania, The Fabulous Freebirds being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, calling wrestling matches again (for New Japan Pro Wrestling) and more. Check out the interview here.