WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross is one of the biggest experts when it comes to talking about the industry, and in a recent interview he explained that the WWE will always put the importance of its fans first.
Speaking to Ring Rust Radio, JR was asked about his thoughts on the fact that many fans believe WWE Superstars such as Dolph Ziggler and Cesaro should be given more of a push within the company and haven't been treated in the way the WWE Universe would have liked.
He responded by saying: "At the end of the day, the cream will rise to the top. The fans will steer the course and support their favorites. The business in general, is in a near crisis situation when it comes to have an adequate amount of skilled main event talent depth. There is skilled main event talent no question, but the depth issue is startling."
Considering the lack of information with relation to the current roster WWE fans receive, it is interesting to find out about the lack of depth with regard to the number of main event WWE Superstars.
As well as this, JR was keen to remind listeners that WWE is a successful business and has been for many years for several reasons. He implied that though what happens in WWE may not always be to everyone within the WWE Universe's taste, the company produces the story lines it does whilst always putting the fans first.
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He explained: "You gotta believe that WWE listens. 'They don't do my ideas so they don't listen.' Well, we don't know what they are planning next month, week, Monday, Sunday...[some fans] think that the WWE is so omnipotent that they can do whatever they want whether you like it or not. Where would be the advantage to doing that? There is none."
Behind the scenes
Further reiterating the position and intelligence of WWE, JR commented on the fact that fans of WWE, as important as they are, won't be aware of what is going on behind the scenes of what we see on the televised shows.
This is particularly relevant to WWE in more recent months as fans have criticised decisions such as Brock Lesnar being a part-time champion as well as the lack of versatility of the main event names week in, week out.
Jim Ross, though, has suggested these will have occurred with good reason: "I think fans right now are ready for something new. There is a process you have to go through, commitments gotta be made by the company, long-term planning in effect and they have to have confidence in the talent. There are other issues you and I are not aware of. There could be issues internally that within the company that for whatever reason they don't have confidence in the talent."
Ultimately it was interesting to be able to hear some form of explanation for why WWE is in the state it is in and why certain wrestlers are in the positions they are from someone who understands the industry so well.
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