Jim Ross mentioned former WWE Famous person Nathan Jones on the most recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast. The Australian, who frolicked in jail earlier than becoming a member of WWE, labored for Vince McMahon’s firm in 2002 and 2003.
Ross admitted to podcast host Conrad Thompson that signing Nathan Jones was a chance. Nevertheless, in Vince McMahon’s eyes, it was well worth the danger to see how properly the previous strongman fared in WWE.
“It was a danger, Conrad, it was iffy. Vince likes the calculated danger. That’s what he checked out it [as], that’s what he known as it. ‘Signing Nathan Jones, JR, is a calculated danger.’ So we didn’t go into it blindly or naively, being overly naive. We knew it was a danger. It was chancey. But when, if, by some probability we acquired fortunate and clicked, look what we’d have had. It simply didn’t work out that manner.”
To at the present time, there’s nonetheless quite a lot of thriller surrounding Nathan Jones and what the person behind the character is like in actual life. Though Ross felt that Jones was “charming” and “likeable”, some Superstars disliked him as a result of he at all times traveled in firstclass.
“I’ve by no means been 6’10”, so I don’t understand how uncomfortable it’s to be flying on an airplane in a seat that’s too small. You gotta fly in firstclass as a result of you possibly can’t sit in a coach seat. After which that p****d off quite a lot of the blokes who had tenure who had been smaller in dimension they usually had been sitting in coach and he was sitting in firstclass.”
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Nathan Jones in WWE
Nathan Jones was sentenced to 16 years in jail after he dedicated eight armed robberies between 1985 and 1987. He spent seven of these years in a most safety jail, throughout which period he began powerlifting.
After profitable strongman competitions within the Nineties, Nathan Jones started working for Australian wrestling promotion WWA in 2001. He debuted on WWE tv in 2003 however solely competed in eight televised matches earlier than leaving the corporate in December of that 12 months.
Nathan Jones is finest remembered for his work alongside high-profile names together with Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker.
Nathan Jones’ remaining televised match resulted in a victory over Shannon Moore on the November 25, 2003 taping of SmackDown.
Revealed 11 Dec 2020, 18:22 IST