The announcers had no idea who was being drafted and it took them all by surprise. That came straight from Vince for sure and was kept secret from them all. By the way, that commentary at the beginning was hilarious with Mike Adamle saying absolutely nothing as they were shooting all over him. You could hear the announcers having trouble keeping from laughing.
Jim Ross was legitimately not happy with his move to SD! as evident by his facial expressions. Michael Cole was more shocked than anything and seemed to feel bad for good ole’ J.R. You could also tell Mick was really taken off guard by it as well.