Jim Ross comments on Ric Flair and his son, former WWE referee writes a book, a WWE cruiserweight division

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Mar 14, 2013 - 02:37 PM

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of The following items are among the highlights. To order J.R.'s BBQ products, visit

-Ross on Ric Flair: "Got a nice call this morning from @RicFlairNatrBoy who was in great spirits and talking about how proud he was of his son Reid who is in Japan wrestling for All Japan Pro Wrestling and is apparently learning a great deal and doing well. I'd suggest Reid stay in Japan for a year or longer and really refine his game before attempting to make his mark in the USA. Tough last name to have and even tougher to step away from the shadow of one of the most influential and famous fathers in the history of the business. I'm looking forward to catching up with 'Naitch' in a social setting during WrestleMania week."

Powell's POV: It's good to hear Reid is doing well after having some substance abuse issues early in his career.

-Ross on a new book: "Just got a copy of former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas book, "THREE COUNT: My Life in Stripes as a WWE Referee. Going to start on it ASAP. It's a soft cover book covering 232 pages and I'm sure that it will be a fun read. Jimmy was an excellent referee, always reliable and hard working. One of the good guys and I hope that his book does wonderfully. It's being published by ECW Press. Check it out. I'll have more on it when I've finished reading it."

Powell's POV: I didn't realize Jimmy wrote a book. I'm definitely interested in checking it out.

-Ross on a WWE cruiserweight division: "Several asking about if I think that the Cruiserweight division will be returning to WWE any time soon. Answer is that I have no idea but if forced to speculate I'd give that one a no. many wrestlers feel that being labeled a Cruiserweight hampers there professional growth."

Powell's POV: I would like to see it as I think the fast-paced, athletic style would breathe some life into the three-hour Raw format. I understood the idea of making Rey Mysterio stand out during his prime, but it doesn't seem like they have anyone who is ready to fill his shoes.

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