Ross opens today’s show by expressing his excitement at the news that Ric Flair is improving after being hospitalized last weekend. He says that for a few days last week things could have went either way, as doctors were unsure of Flair’s fate. Luckily for all of us, Flair kicked out at two and appears to be recovering as we speak. Ross is sure that Flair will be up and back in action sooner rather than later.
Ross says that he had a terrific time in Brooklyn last week. He informs that he and Lita had to re-do the commentary for 16 matches of the Mae Young Classic after a change was made in the the show’s creative/direction. Ross was surprised to hear that they had to re-do that much content, but he looked at it as an opportunity to improve upon his work and he believes he and Lita accomplished that.
He says that he thoroughly enjoyed his guest appearance on NXT Takeover on Saturday night, and he says it’s hard to put into words the distinct atmosphere that exists at NXT events. He thought Aleister Black and Hideo Itami had a great, physical bout on Saturday and he was proud to be a part of it.
Ross thinks that Lesnar is a ‘man amongst men’, and he took an awful beating on Sunday night in an effort to make the other three men look good. There’s no doubt that this match was booked around making Braun Strowman look like a destructive force, and the work of all four men certainly helped in accomplishing that goal.