Jim Ross comments on Kharma's return to WWE, and his own status for WrestleMania 28 and Monday's Raw in Oklahoma
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 Kharma's status: "I am anxiously awaiting Kharma's full time return which I assume will be in time to prep for a hopeful WM28. However, let's let the lady enjoy her baby and get 100 percent ready before everyone soils the sheets on why Kharma isn't back on TV full time just yet."
Powell's POV: I was surprised when I found out she'd be at the Royal Rumble and even more surprised to learn that she returned less than a month after giving birth to her son. I do believe WWE will go with Kharma vs. Beth Phoenix just based on the way Beth has been positioned lately. Somehow, I don't think farting Natalya will be getting her shot at Beth on the big stage. It's a ridiculous gimmick that only Vince McMahon could truly love. I do fear that they are setting up a lumberjill match by having Beth be aggressive with her fellow heels. Plus, WWE loves to come up with ways to get all the Divas on the show in one match. I could do without the lumberjill aspect, but I would love to see Phoenix vs. Kharma.
-Ross on his status for WrestleMania 28: "Been asked dozens of times if I'm broadcasting at WrestleMania 28. The honest answer is that I don't know. I don't find it newsworthy that I 'want' to broadcast WrestleMania because anyone in WWE who does any job in connection with the event and who doesn't want to be a part of WrestleMania should be future endeavored. That would be the equivalent of a NFL player NOT wanting to play in the Super Bowl. WrestleMania remains very special to me and I will be in Miami for WrestleMania week and will enjoy every minute of the experience no matter what I do."
Powell's POV: Perhaps the John Laurinaitis character will be fired before WrestleMania 28 and the new general manager will find a spot for the Ross character. We all know Ross would enhance the WrestleMania matches, but Vince McMahon still seems to be smitten with the counterproductive Michael Cole heel character.
-Ross on whether he'll be at Monday's Raw in Oklahoma City: "We're getting a fair amount of Twitter questions @JRsBBQ if I'm going to be on Raw from OKC. I do plan on making the short, 25 minute drive up to OKC to visit friends Monday but know of no plans at this time for me to appear on the TV show. BTW, the last time Raw was in OKC, the Raw GM abruptly fired me as I have been frequently reminded the past few days."
Powell's POV: As much as I enjoy Ross as the play-by-play voice, I'd rather the company opted against using him on Raw if the alternative is to use him and go with the semiannual humiliation routine in his home state.
Other topics include JR's BBQ products available during WrestleMania 28 weekend, Daniel Bryan, Chael Sonnen, a hilarious question about Undertaker and Sting that Tuesday's PWTorch Livecast listeners will enjoy, UFC 143, and Ross's Super Bowl prediction.
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