WWE Corridor of Famer Jim Ross has had a protracted and storied profession, a majority of which was spent in WWE. Ross, who’s now with AEW, was not only a commentator in WWE, but in addition concerned in expertise relations.
On his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross spoke about one other WWE Corridor of Famer Yokozuna, and the way the 6’4″ wrestler needed to face a number of points because of his dimension.
Ross revealed that Yokozuna had struggled with weight and coronary heart points which led to his launch from WWE, and his weight didn’t cut back even after leaving WWE.
Jim Ross on the problems WWE Corridor of Famer Yokozuna confronted whereas travelling
JR spoke in regards to the hassle Yokozuna confronted whereas travelling, as his big dimension was a problem for him. He mentioned that Yokozuna was snug travelling by automobile, as he might cease to handle nature’s name, however discovered it robust whereas travelling by airplane.
Ross mentioned that Yokozuna was snug in top notch by air and that WWE’s “journey individuals” took care of Yokozuna, like they did with Andre the Big.
“There’s not a lot you are able to do. He could not slot in a sofa seat, he flew in top notch. The journey individuals took care of Yoko per our directions, very like they did Andre [The Giant]. He might get in a van and unfold out, actually, and chill. He was used to extra automobile journeys as a result of he might say, ‘I must go to the lavatory’, then you definately’d end up a spot and do your factor. In an airplane, you’ve gotten one alternative; you do not have a king dimension rest room you should use. He had troubles getting in and getting out.” (H/T WrestlingInc)
In the identical podcast, JR revealed that WWE had enrolled Yokozuna in a programme to assist him cut back weight, however he returned weighing greater than he did when he joined the programme.
Yokozuna was launched by WWE in 1996 because of weight and coronary heart points, with JR revealing that Vince McMahon himself known as up Yokozuna to tell him about his launch from WWE.
Revealed 09 Oct 2020, 18:17 IST