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Jim Ross Speaks On Why Vince McMahon Favored Shawn Michaels Over Bret Hart

Updated: Aug 13


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In a recent episode on his Podcast 'Grilling JR', former WWE Executive and current AEW Announcer Jim Ross provided a bit of a backstory on why Vince McMahon showed favoritism toward WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels over fellow hall of famer Bret Hart.

"At that time, the plans for major events like WrestleMania were made farther out than I feel like they are nowadays. Shawn kept having great match after great match and he had the one thing Vince loved, sizzle, charisma. Shawn had an abundance of that, Vince has always been a fan of sizzle at times more than steak. Bret always delivered steak, I thought he had plenty of sizzle, but Shawn was the flavor of the week."

Ross clarified that he wasn't knocking Michaels as an in ring worker and he commented that Michaels was one of the best workers of all time.

"I'm not knocking Shawn. I've always said Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels are the two best all around in ring performers I could remember calling matches for. It wasn't something that was just a spur of the moment decision."

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