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 Booker T as new Smackdown GM: "I think that Booker T will do a nice job as Smackdown General Manager as he seemed comfortable in his role Friday night. I also thought the two man booth of Michael Cole and Josh Matthews did well. Some three man combinations have and can work but my preference is a two man broadcast team not just for WWE but for football, hoops, and baseball."
Shore's Slant: The three man booth was terrible on Smackdown, but it was more a problem of Booker on commentary than a third person. I like Booker much more in the GM slot as well.
-Ross on Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar: "I was talking to WWE HOF'er Jerry Brisco Friday on my way back from his stomping grounds of Stillwater and we got to talking about HHH vs. Lesnar at Summerslam. We both agree that the match will likely be off the page thanks to the personal issue that is brewing and the fact that both men will be of the mindset to steal the show. I expect a smart, physical contest from two men who are comfortable in the spotlight and with pressure on them to deliver in a big way...I will say that the broadcasters who get the opportunity to call the HHH-Lesnar bout will have every thing provided them to make the match a classic."
Shore's Slant: I know JR would shy away from this comment, but can I just say that it is criminal that he isn't the one who is going to call this match?
-Ross on working at NXT: "Anyone who thinks that I might actually not enjoy broadcasting a few NXT bouts and helping the young talents achieve their goals is pet coon goofy. It's damn near insulting to think that I would rather stroke my own ego and appear on Raw or Smackdown each week rather than help a great team of young people grow as professionals and, hopefully, contribute to the long term success of the company of which I am loyal."
Shore's Slant: If you aren't going to use JR to get your main stars over, then you have to use him to get younger stars over. Combine that with JR's eye fore talent and it would be silly to believe he doesn't like what he's doing for the company, even if most of us would like to see him on a bigger stage.
Other topics include a ton of Olympics talk, OK football, answers to Twitter questions, and much more.
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross on Booker T as Smackdown GM, the Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar match, and calling matches for NXT
Aug 4, 2012 - 02:01 PM
Aug 4, 2012 - 02:01 PM
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