Jim Ross On Vince McMahon’s Two Key Components For WWE’s Success & Working With Kevin Dunn
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Jim Ross has worn many hats besides his trademark black Resistol. JR was Vince McMahon’s right hand man for many years as the head of talent relations, but the head of television operations is and was Kevin Dunn.
On a recent episode of Grilling JR, Conrad Thompson asked Jim what it was like working with Dunn. Ross stated that he and Dunn actually didn’t talk a whole lot wrestling, but their main topic of discussion was football. That being said, the two were appointed their respective positions for good reason.
“He was Vince’s number one guy in television and JR was Vince’s number one guy in talent and Vince always said that talent and television are the two key components for our company to be successful,” JR said. “So he picked his two top guys, had confidence we could kind of muddle through these things.
“Kevin and I that was our charge. To put a plan together to present to Vince. We were not going to go in business for ourselves. That’s not what he wanted. He wanted a plan. He wanted a plan of how that TV was going to be handled, edited, taped, a plan for what talents we were going to plan to utilize.”
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