Jim Ross reveals a homecoming match will be taped for WWE Superstars, UFC 101, and an update on the son of a WWE Hall of Famer who is following in his father's footsteps
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights.
-Ross on the WWE Superstars match that will be taped after Monday's Raw: "A WWE Superstars bout, WGN America..Thursday 8/7central... will be taped Monday night, likely after Raw concludes, which, I would assume. will feature the Hart Dynasty in some incarnation. If this happens, this will be a thrill, I'm sure, for the trio of Calgary natives who will get to perform in the ring at a WWE event in their home town before friends and family. I'm sure that the Calgary faithful will welcome the young Hart's back home with open arms."
Powell's POV: This explains why the match is being taped on Monday rather than Tuesday. I like it. It should be fun to see how the Calgary fans react to the hometown heels.
-Ross on UFC 101 and B.J. Penn: "B.J. Penn seemed to be back in B.J. Penn form Saturday night on what was a strange night for the UFC in Philly. UFC 101 was always going to be challenged to follow UFC 100 as that's like Backlash following Wrestlemania. The crowd in Philly, I don't know if the majority of fans were from Philly or not, was unique to say the least and at times they did not do the show any favors."
Powell's POV: I'm still grumpy over missing the pay-per-view on Saturday night. I guess there's always the next Affliction pay-per-view. Wait, never mind.
-Ross on Ricky Steamboat Jr.: "Nice to hear that Ricky Steamboat, Jr. is now competing in Puerto Rico. Getting all the worldly experience that he has received in wrestling is great training for young Steamboat who, as I mentioned long ago, is going to be a big star in wrestling if he continues to improve and stays healthy. The son of 'The Dragon' is being schooled perfectly and is getting used to life on the road, different styles of in ring styles and will be so far advanced from the young men and women in a training camp it won't even be close. Nothing can replicate young wrestlers getting ready for 'Broadway' like wrestling a variety of competitors in a multitude of environments. Plus, getting used to being a responsible traveler is also a benefit."
Powell's POV: Who says younger wrestlers can't get the same experience as their predecessors did back in the territory days? Okay, so it's not quite the same and Ricky Jr. obviously has more connections that most indy wrestlers, but it would be great if WWE would work out more agreements with various companies to get their developmental workers the type of worldly experience they can't possibly get while working strictly in Florida.
Other topics include Bret Hart, Triple H, a few pro wrestlers who would have been great MMA fighters, plus details on how to score free shipping on J.R.'s BBQ sauce and ketchup.
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