Jim Ross comments on WWE Network, WWE Hall of Fame celebrity wing possibilities, the anniversary of Curt Hennig's death
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 WWE Network: "As a DirecTV customer I'm intrigued that they have legit interest in the much discussed WWE Network but why wouldn't they? I know what you know about the proposed WWE Network but I'm hopeful that it becomes a reality in the future. I applaud WWE's diligence in taking it slow and deliberate in the planning of such a major project.
Powell's POV: I am also a DirecTV subscriber and the survey they issues about the network left me hopeful that they will be the first to sign on. I love the NFL Ticket, but obviously I would be forced to look elsewhere if DirecTV doesn't sign on for WWE Network. In case you missed it on Friday night, we broke the news that DirecTV issued a survey to its subscribers to gauge their interest in the network. The survey mentioned that every WWE pay-per-view other than WrestleMania would be included as part of the package.
-Ross on WWE Hall of Fame possibilities: "Curious to see if WWE adds another name to the 2013 WWE HOF class this Monday night on Raw. This class is already star studded but it seems inevitable that another name, maybe two, will be announced. I'd assume a 'Celebrity" inductee will be named and I can think of several on a short list including Regis Philbin, Andy Kaufman, Lawrence Taylor and Cyndy Lauper among others. Stay tuned."
Powell's POV: I've been focussed on Donald Trump and Muhammad Ali as potential candidates, but the names Ross listed are also logical celebrities. L.T. would be a bit risky given his recent legal problems. Granted, Mike Tyson also had issues in the past, but I don't know if we are far enough removed from Taylor's issues.
-Ross on "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig: "Can't help but think about Curt Henning aka Mr. Perfect today on the anniversary of his untimely passing. "Perfecto' was as good a natural athlete as I've ever been around in the wrestling biz. Curt starting so young and wrestling so much likely contributed to his lingering back injuries as back ailments are horrific for any performer in the sports entertainment biz. Curt was also one of the funniest guys that I ever worked with on commentary and had legit, natural timing much like a guy he watched while growing up, Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan."
Powell's POV: I'm grew up a huge fan of Curt's work. He singlehandedly made the AWA interesting during his run as champion, and he was tremendous as Mr. Perfect.
Other topics include Mark Henry, new Chris Jericho and Barry Bloom television shows, the anniversary of David Von Erich's death, a new film deal for Steve Austin, and much more.
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