Jim Ross on "The Boston Screwjob" at WWE Survivor Series, yes-men, and a fun Survivor Series memory involving Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon
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 the Randy Orton vs. Big Show main event at WWE Survivor Series: "Orton vs. Big Show for the WWE Title....I'd expect some sort of a 'Boston Screw Job' at Survivor Series especially with Bret Hart on the HOF TV panel. Plus, remember when Bret got shafted at Survivor Series versus Bob Backlund. Just seems as if it's too easy to not cheat Big Show out of the title and to add much needed heat to Orton and the 'Authority' personas. Nice place here for the Shield to circle back through the PPV."
Powell's POV: The last thing WWE pay-per-view buyers want to see is another screwy finish, but I also suspect that's what we'll get tonight. I don't see Big Show winning the WWE Championship, and I'd be surprised to see Orton beat him clean. I'll have my WWE preview and predictions piece up later today.
-Ross on yes-men: "To hear those that are in positions of authority silently nod in agreement at all of upper management's concepts or suggestions and then gather amongst themselves to bitch and complain is disheartening. Those offenders will tell you that they've just trying to keep their jobs which is more often than not sadly true."
Powell's POV: Some would say that this describes the behind the scenes happenings in WWE in a nutshell. There are plenty of people in the company who see creative and other flaws, yet don't want to rock the boat. I don't blame them as much as I blame the people in power. If Vince McMahon, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon don't want yes-men, then they need to create an environment where thinking outside the box and actually disagreeing with their ideas is encouraged. Ross had more to say on this topic in his actual blog, which can be read by using the link at the top of the page.
-Ross on a fun Survivor Series memory: "One of my favorite Boston, the site of tonight's WWE Survivor Series, memories with WWE saw me sharing a small dressing room in the old, Boston Garden with Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan. The Brain would hide Gorilla's suspenders, socks, etc in the non air conditioned cubby hole that we were sharing. At just the right time, before the 'Big Ape' exploded, 'Wease' would refrain from angering the giant of a man any further. It was all about 'timing' and no one had better timing than Bobby Heenan."
Powell's POV: I'm not kidding when I say that one of the big reasons I am looking forward to WWE Network is because we are guaranteed to see plenty of classic Bobby Heenan moments. For that matter, I hope to hear some fun stories about him if the WWE Legends Roundtable makes the jump to the network side. Those who haven't taken the time to watch classic Heenan are in for a real treat.
Other topics include JR's WWE Survivor Series predictions, mentoring in pro wrestling, WWE Network, and traveling to watch the Oklahoma Sooners win on Saturday.
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