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Jim Ross Gives Motivational Speech to Dunne and Bates

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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross revealed in an interview with Bleacher Report a motivational speech he gave to Pete Dunne and Tyler Bates prior to their WWE U.K. Championship match at NXTTakeOver: Chicago earlier this year. Ross revealed he saw the pair in catering backstage and told them “you little bastards better give me something to work with”

“I go to catering, and I see Tyler Bate sitting over here. I see Pete Dunne sitting over here. I say, ‘You, come here. Get over here.’ They don’t know me from God-damned Adam. I said, ‘I want to talk to you boys.’ Their eyes got this big. They are looking up at me. They’re great kids. I love these two kids.”

“I say, ‘You need to understand this is probably the biggest night of your career. You’ve heard that all day, right? You believe that, right? Well, here’s something you haven’t heard. It’s the biggest day of my career, too. I’m coming back to work, and I plan on kicking some ass tonight, so you little bastards better give me something to work with.”

“I wanted them to understand the opportunity they had doesn’t come along all the time. The timing, the lay of the land, right place, right time. Wrestling is a funny genre in that regard. The table was set for them. It happens to all of us no matter what we do in our lifetime. We have to understand when there is an opportunity there to better our lives, to help us professionally, to give us a little comfort in our daily life, go for it. There is no guarantee it’s gonna happen again.”

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