Jim Ross recently spoke with Bleacher Report, here are the highlights…
On Brock Lesnar’s Work Ethic: “He’s got a very devoted worth ethic because that’s how he was raised. When you’re raised on a dairy farm, people have to understand, those cows are milked every morning and every evening every day of the year. So when you’re raised on a dairy farm, you understand the word ‘commitment’ and nose to the grindstone, for lack of a better term. And that’s the environment that he knew. That’s all he knew. So I think that has helped him establish his character, his integrity, as far as how he approaches his vocation.”
On Lesnar in OVW: “Lesnar was not a pro wrestling fan, but he was so competitive that every drill he wanted to be the best at. If he saw somebody do like a moonsault [a backward flip off the top rope] even though he’s 300 pounds, he thought, ‘Well, there should be no reason I shouldn’t be able to do a moonsault.’ And athletically, there wasn’t any reason, certainly. You know he could do anything he wanted to do. There’s nothing anybody else could do in the ring that he couldn’t do.”
On Lesnar’s Match With The Rock: “You’ve got The Rock, who’s a bona fide made man. And then you got the new kid on the block, who’s the new young bull. Rock created a good deal of energy and excitement,” Ross said. “But the other guy he’s dancing with ain’t bad. This thing ain’t done a cappella. If you’re a fan of any sport, how do you not look at those two guys and say, ‘Those two guys are legit’? Just look at their bodies, look at their athleticism, look at how quick they get up. They get down. They can get up. They move. Their feet movement, hand and eye coordination, everything. Everything.”
On Lesnar’s WWE Return: “It proved to me that despite all those people who love to stand on their soapbox and talk about McMahon’s ego, that he still is gonna do what’s best for his company that he’s built from the territorial smoky arenas to the global brand that it is. It has been built on his back. And he’s had to eat a lot of s–t over the years. That was one of the things he taught me when he promoted me to be in charge of the talent roster and to retool it and to try to change the personality of the locker room. He said, ‘You have to learn to eat a lot of s–t.’ He said, ‘You’ll never like the taste of it, but you’ll get used to it.’
You can read the full Bleacher Report interview by clicking here.