WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross’ latest blog was posted on Friday at www.jrsbarbq.com. Here are the highlights:
Dylan Postl, fka Hornswoggle is JR's latest guest on the Ross Report. This week JR will be joined by former WWE creative team member and TV producer, Andrew Goldstein. You can download the podcast for free at www.podcastone.com and iTunes.
Ross doesn't feel that Extreme Rules has significant buzz going into the show. (Fighting Champion Response: I agree with Ross here. Payback had much more buzz leading into the show. That can attributed to the match-ups feeling fresh and new. Most of the matches on Extreme Rules are rematches with added stipulations. I'm hopeful the show will surprise.
He congratulates John Cena for nabbing the hosting gig for the ESPY Awards.
He and Josh Barnett voiced over seven NJPW broadcasts o Tuesday and Wednesday. Ten shows will air in six weeks on AXSTV beginning May 27 focusing on the 2015 NJPW G1 Climax Tournament.
JR does not feel that either HHH nor the Undertaker have wrestled their last WrestleMania. He says WWE isn't going to let two of their all-time greatest stars fade away with a whimper. (FC Response: I agree, this is a no-brainer. It would be ridiculous for WWE to not market the retirement of both men. These retirement matches/tours will do huge business.
When discussing the return of Seth Rollins, Ross agrees that his return will received warmly but don't assume he's going to be a good guy. He says it's very doable for the talented wrestler to betray the fans and "break their hearts." (FC Response: Personally, I'd like to see Rollins stay a heel, feud with Roman Reigns and take the WWE Championship back.)
Ross says the wrestling business has a plethora of "cool heels," but certainly not an over abundance of villains who carry, "heat." (FC Response: I love the heel work both Charlotte and Chris Jericho are doing. They are both true heels that do not want to be cheered. While I greatly enjoy Kevin Owen's work, he still comes across as a "cool heel."
As always Ross goes into more detail in his blog,
WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross’ latest blog was posted on Monday at www.jrsbarbq.com. Here are the highlights:
Jonathan Coachman is JR’s latest guest on the Ross Report podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast for free at iTunes.
Ross enjoyed the ROH Global Wars PPV Sunday night. He said it was one of the most unique PPV’s he's watched on TV as it relates to fan reaction throughout the broadcast. He suggests ROH add one more camera and mic the crowd better if budget allows.
AXSTV will air ten New Japan Pro Wrestling broadcasts in six weeks covering the 2015 G1 Tournament starting on Friday May, 27 at 9/8CT.
Ross addresses the talents that were released from WWE and says it's not unusual and should, arguably, happen more often. He says one has to keep their head up looking for the next opportunity and not go the “poor me” route.
Jim sends well wishes to his dear friend Bobby Heenan who was hospitalized after taking a bad fall last week. Heenan is back home in the Tampa area recovering. Ross considers The Brain the best all around talent that he's ever worked with in his forty plus year career.
JR enjoyed the debut broadcast of Camp WWE. He loves the animated concept and the TV-MA concept.
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Ross says the Extreme Rules PPV is one of the more challenging events WWE reproduces annually because it's hard to maintain a PG product in an extreme rules format.
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He's hopeful to finalize the venue for his RINGSIDE Shows in Orlando next year during WrestleMania 33.
JR plugs the FITE TV app, saying it worked amazingly well for him Sunday night for the ROH PPV.
As always Ross goes into more detail in his blog. For those interested, he goes into a deeper dive on the ROH PPV from Sunday night, including the Chicago crowd and the individual matches.
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