Professional wrestling Legend the good old Jim Ross recently talked about WWE Invasion pay per view event that took place in 2001. he talked about all the issues he had with this event. WWE Invasion pay per view event was booked in July 2001 and it took place only once in WWE history.
WWE Invasion pay per view event was booked as a continuation of the WWE vs Alliance storyline. the storyline between WWE and Alliance was loved by the fans back then but it was criticized badly by the fans and critics as well. The idea was noble, but the execution was not.
Jim Ross On His Issues With WWE Invasion PPV
The event was sandwiched between two great events like the WWE King of the Ring and WWE SummerSlam. invasion was not much remembered by the fans now a days but there were some ground breaking events that took place in this 20 year old event.
The most important thing of this event was the heel turn of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Nobody saw it coming back then. Austin betrayed the promotion that created him. But the worst point of this event was there were too many gimmick matches on this event.
Jim Ross who is a legendary figure in professional wrestling recently spoke on a recent episode of Grilling JR about talked about all the issues he had with this event. Here is what he had to say;
“The reason the show was booked was a winner. But we had too many gimmick matches. I forgot about Earl Hebner wrestling Nick Patrick in a battle of referees. How can that be good?
“I love both of those guys and they’re both really good referees, but not so great as wrestlers. I think that hurt us a little bit there. I think we went a little too gimmicky on it and not to anybody’s betterment.”
Credit: Grilling JR. H/T 411Mania