WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights. To order J.R.'s BBQ products, visit WWEShop.com.
-Ross on Brock Lesnar: "What would I think of Brock Lesnar attempting to become a 'two sport' guy and perform in WWE and fight in UFC at the same time frame? I'd suggest that it would be ill advised and that it can't be done on the highest level of each genre in an efficient manner. Obviously, a person could do it, theoretically, and enhance his earnings over the short haul but it seems as if it would be too taxing an issue on one's body to attempt such a feat. I have no idea is that idea is even on Lesnar's radar but we've gotten the question here a great deal. I'm not in touch with Brock and haven't been for years so my take on the matter is merely one man's opinion."
Powell's POV: I'm more concerned with Lesnar attempting to fight again than I am about him attempting to do both simultaneously. Brock never seemed to be the same after Shane Carwin rocked him with repeated shots to the head in their fight. Granted, Brock won that fight because Carwin punched himself out, but it seemed like Lesnar was gun shy from that point on. That said, I feel Brock could make it work if his WWE schedule is light and he were able to face Frank Mir, whom Lesnar is very familiar with and whose game isn't striking.
-Ross on Paul Heyman: "I felt that Paul Heyman was on the money in his aforementioned Twitter rant. Paul likely did not give himself enough credit for the natural talent that he has and that I saw in him when he was a 23 year old in WCW with who most management people did not want to work. Paul could be caustic, abrasive, and hard to work with for some but I saw a natural born antagonist/talker and pushed strongly for Paul to become my partner in Atlanta for Turner's organization. Were there days that I questioned my decision? Absolutely. However, great talkers and TV villains aren't easily manufactured, if at all, and the life long fan and student of the business and I had a combustible team that was, hopefully, fun to listen to back in the day.
Powell's POV: Heyman went on a hell of a rant last night. It wasn't a negative rant by any means, but rather his feelings on how future main eventers need to stand up and essentially take what's there's rather than waiting for opportunity to knock on their door. You can find excerpts on in the WWE news section or visit Twitter.com/HeymanHustle.
-Ross on Damien Sandow: "Really am enjoying how WWE has introduced Damien Sandow to Smackdown. Sandow meant something to the viewer when he had his first TV match thanks to vignettes, etc. How a talent is introduced and how they execute their end of the equation is supremely imperative for any young talent."
Powell's POV: He is off to a solid start on Smackdown. I'm not crazy about the colorful ring gear because it strikes me as more of an undercard look, but perhaps he will change it or it will grow on me.
Other topics include Randy Orton and the Wellness Policy, Ross heading back to WWE developmental, more on Paul Heyman, and more.
Jim Ross comments on Brock Lesnar working for WWE and UFC simultaneously, Paul Heyman's Twitter rant, Damien Sandow
Jun 1, 2012 - 05:07 PM
Jun 1, 2012 - 05:07 PM
© Copyright 2012 by PROWRESTLING.NET