WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross’ latest blog was posted on Sunday at www.jrsbarbq.com. Here are the highlights:
This is last RAW before Extreme Rules so Ross is expecting a “hot” show. He says this is a hard show to produce due to the PG world of WWE. Historically ‘blood’ has been featured in many of the matches, but now it's a rarity. He thinks if used sporadically the use of blood could be a positive. (Fighting Champion Response: I'm looking forward to tonight's RAW. I've been pleased with the shows lately.)
Ross thinks all talents should be motivated to sell at Extreme Rules. He says it seems in a variety of other promotions many talents feel that selling looks weak, but when done efficiently it can do just the opposite.
He wishes Ron Simmons a Happy 52nd Birthday. Simmons was the first African American World Champion beating Vader for the WCW World Title. (FC Response: A Happy 52nd Birthday to Ron Simmons. My favorite work from Simmons is when he tagged with JBL as the APA...Damn!)
Ross questions if anyone thought the legal issues involving Jimmy Snuka are or were ever going to move to trial after all these years of bungling by the local, legal eagles.
JR doesn't think Adam Rose’s professional life is over after a second Wellness Policy violation and his arrest for domestic violence. Jim does admit that his WWE career is likely over, but our society loves to forgive those who show a legitimate desire to right their wrongs and Rose has the ability to do that. (FC Response: This is just a sad story. Since I don't know all the details stemming from both the Wellness Policy suspension and the domestic violence arrest it doesn't make sense to comment. I hope Rose and his family can work through this troubling time and come out on the other side stronger and in a much better place in their lives.)
Ross was in Perry, OK to see Dan Hodge get his statue revealed. Hodge is the only person to win both the USA National amateur wrestling title, which he won three times, and the USA National Golden Gloves Boxing Championship. Dan hodge turned 84 on Friday.
Hornswoggle is JR’s guest on the Ross Report this week. New podcasts drop every Tuesday night at 9pm ET on www.podcastone.com
Jim thinks the rivalry between Finn Balor and Samoa Joe is one of the best things on wrestling TV these days. (FC Response: I agree.)
He says it appears they've secured a venue in Orlando for his RINGSIDE with Jim Ross and Friends shows during WrestleMania 33 weekend.
You can order JR’s products at www.wweshop.com and www.americansoda.co.uk
Ross encourages fans to check out his favorite charity, www.headlockonhunger.org and see why he's so passionate about the organization.
He thanks everyone who downloaded the FITE TV app for free.
JR sends well wishes to Johnny Walker aka Mr. Wrestling 2 as he awaits aneurysm surgery.
Follow Jim on Twitter @JRsBBQ.
As always Ross goes into more detail in his blog, including a deeper dive into the limitations of Extreme Rules in a PG era and the Adam Rose situation.
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