Ross opens today’s show by sending his best wishes to his friend Harley Race. Race suffered a fall in his home which resulted in multiple broken bones in both of his legs. Ross wishes Race a speedy recovery.
Ross really enjoyed the pull apart between Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. He points out that to his knowledge, Samoa Joe is the only Superstar to ever block Lesnar’s double leg takedown. He suspects that this will become a focal point of their match at Great Ball of Fire later this month.
He says that he has no problem admitting that he has been politicking to call this match, because it’s going to be a great bout in his opinion. He adds that if your profession is announcing professional wrestling matches, this is the type of match that you absolutely long for.
Ross welcomes Adam Cole to the show.
Ross mentions that Cole’s recent match against Christopher Daniels was a great piece of work. They took him on an emotional journey, and that’s the sign of a great match. Cole says that particular match holds a special place in his heart because he looked up to and respected Daniels for an awfully long time, so it was his pleasure to be able to tell that kind of story with Daniels.