WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights.
-Ross on Christian: "After the vocal minority uproar when Christian lost the World Title on Smackdown, I mentioned that I thought that loss would likely position the skilled veteran from Ontario, not talking about Neil Young here, to become more relevant and valuable to WWE. Seems as if that has occurred as Christian, after this week's Smackdown broadcast, is arguably the brand's #1 villain. Of course there will be some who refuse to look at the reality of this matter and the fact that Christian has the opportunity to fill a huge gap and to be in plenty of main events at live events and on TV."
Powell's POV: I will pat myself on the back while recalling that I actually predicted a heel move for Christian when I wrote the story minutes after Randy Orton beat him to win the World Hvt. Championship. You know what they say about a broken clock being right twice a day. Well, unless it's a digital watch, as someone on the radio recently pointed out.
-Ross on Brock Lesnar's book "DeathClutch": "I read Lesnar's book, 'Death Clutch,' in approximately two hours. I enjoyed it and think that most wrestling fans will like it as well. Some MMA die hards might not enjoy it as much as WWE fans as it includes UFC content in it but not an overabundance. Brock, who wrote the book with Paul Heyman, was very open and honest about the things that he chose to address in the 210 page book."
Powell's POV: Ross and I read at the same speed (he must not be a very bright guy either), as it took me roughly the same amount of time to read the book. See the main page for a link to my review of "DeathClutch." Meanwhile, Ross had more to say about the book and Brock in his actual blog, which you can access by using the link at the top of the page.
-Ross on WWE Tough Enough: "Tough Enough ends this Monday LIVE on USA and I hope that it returns for a 2nd season but apparently that isn't a done deal as of yet. Personally I think the show is well produced and I really enjoyed the work of Steve Austin, Trish Stratus, Bill DeMott, and Booker T. None of the new wrestling talents, as I have mentioned, jumped off the screen at me but becoming a great, in ring talent is always a work in progress and some prospects will never grasp exactly what it is that they need to do to become a star. I'm a believer that it's a 3-5 year maturation process before most athletes are ready to even think about headlining major events."
Powell's POV: The casting for the first season left a lot to be desired, but I'd be very disappointed if WWE and USA Network didn't produce a second season.
Other topics include a WWE legend joining Ross on the set of the WWE Legends Roundtable, memories of the late Gorilla Monsoon, Kharma's blog, Bret Hart, and the cheapest way for overseas readers to order J.R.'s BBQ products.
Jim Ross comments on Christian turning heel, Brock Lesnar's "DeathClutch" book, and the status of WWE Tough Enough season two
Posted in: WWE News
Jun 5, 2011 - 09:40 AM
Jun 5, 2011 - 09:40 AM
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