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Jim Ross is ‘fishing’ for the chance to call Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar

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WWE Hall of Famer and now part-time announcer Jim Ross isn’t above saying “I told you so”. Or doing a little bit of begging to get what he wants.

In the latest blog post over at his website J.R.’s Place, he does both about the upcoming Universal title match between Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar scheduled for July 9’s Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view (PPV):

Samoa Joe getting his long awaited bout with Brock Lesnar is a stellar booking IMO and one that I endorsed at our RINGSIDE Show the night before WM31 in San Jose when Joe was my guest at our RINGSIDE Show. Some naysayers are already questioning this booking which is a head scratcher as some feel that Joe is being positioned for merely a one off against Lesnar which, if true, is not the end of the world by the way for anyone involved. I say that the Lesnar-Joe match will receive plenty of talk/hype over the next several weeks and that the two, physically demanding athletes will provide us a tremendous one on one main event in Dallas.

I am personally looking forward to this match as much as any match I can recall this year and will tell you that it is an announcer’s dream to be privileged to call a bout like this. Yep, I’m fishing here.

Whether it’s a “one off” or not, the June 5 Raw got WWE’s efforts to make Joe vs. Brock feel like a big deal. Putting Ross at the announce desk for their match in Dallas would be a great way to cap off that campaign.

Plus, who doesn’t want to hear the Oklahoman say “Great Balls of Fire” a bunch of times?