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,
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