WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross talks Ryback vs. CM Punk at Hell in a Cell

Oct 27, 2012 - 11:30 AM

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-Ross on the pressure of a PPV: "Ryback will feel great pressure to deliver on Sunday and there's nothing wrong with that. Any talent who tries to maintain that they're "cooler than the other side of the pillow" on Game Day, IE a PPV, is fooling themselves and providing a disservice to everyone involved in the equation.

"I've done my share of PPV broadcasts over the years and I assure you that I will be nervous/anxious to do my very best work Sunday in a new role for me on PPV and likely within a challenging, three man broadcast team that I assume will be comprised by @MichaelCole and @JCLayfield along with yours truly. Damn right I'll be nervous but I take great pride in my work and getting the opportunity to return to the PPV announce team is big for me."

-Ross on what to expect at Hell in a Cell: "I see a 'hungry,' no pun intended, Ryback, whose WWE career has not been without challenges, fully realize the opportunity that has presented itself and will have the best bout that any of us have ever seen from the powerhouse. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. If any broadcaster goes into a show feeling negative about the event that they're going to broadcast then the broadcast suffers and the fans get cheated. I'm not going to cheat any fans.

"I see Punk pulling out all the stops to make this likely, show closing main event memorable and to add even more respect from his peers and to take another step closer to legitimately being regarded as 'The Best in the World.'"

-Ross on calling Hell in a Cell in Atlanta: "For those that have followed my career, you know that this Sunday's event is going to be special for me. I'm being provided the opportunity to return to broadcast a WWE PPV in a city that I loved living in and where a nice portion of my professional legacy was established back in the WCW days. "

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