ss was told the logic behind the move Tuesday night and now said he is excited about the new challenge ahead of him.
"I was just in my comfort zone, and it's tough to leave that,” Ross said. "But now this is another opportunity to elevate ‘SmackDown' and to help the company.”
Tonight's broadcast is Ross' first time with his new broadcast partner, former wrestler Mick Foley. He had worked the last 11 years with Jerry Lawler.
"SmackDown” is moving to MyNetwork TV in the fall, and the company wants Ross to be one of the major faces to help bring in an audience.
Ross has been the focal point in helping promote the WWE this week since "Raw” is coming to the Ford Center on Monday and "SmackDown” is in Tulsa on Tuesday.
Ross is getting ready to launch his second JR's Family Bar-B-Q restaurant in Moore on July 14. He opened up his first one in Norman last July.