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Jim Ross says not everything was Jim Herd’s fault in WCW


Jim Ross says not everything was Jim Herd’s fault in WCW

This week on, Jim Herd gave his first interview in over 20 years. Herd addresses some of the things that have been said about him over the years by people who were in WCW circa late 1988 until 1991.

Herd confirmed some stories and denied others, including the story about Ric Flair being asked to cut his hair so he could be repackaged as Spartacus. This week on Jim Ross’ podcast, he talked about Clash of Champions XIII, which took place during the Herd era on November 20, 1990.

Jim Ross said not everything was Jim Herd’s fault in 1990 WCW: “WCW had a common theme in 1990. They had a lack of infrastructure. They had a lack of direction. That wasn’t just from Jim Herd. He will get the blame for so much s**t that he should not get the blame for quite frankly. Ole (Anderson) was the booker in this era. There was a rumor of Dusty coming back. The bottom line is it was just a cluster and it wasn’t a good time to be there. It was challenging. It was just not a fun place to work whatsoever in that era. That was too bad because we had a lot of good talents but we had no direction. We didn’t have a good playbook. We didn’t have an offensive coordinator so to speak getting the team ready to win. All we were doing was getting TV on the air.”

You can listen to JR’s podcast now via your favorite podcasting app. The ad-free version is up at For those of you interested in the Jim Herd interview, check out the trailer below for more information.

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