JR Blog: OU Announcing Job, Lesnar/TUF, Abdullah/HOF

Nick Paglino

Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. The following are some excerpts:

"I missed out on the OU Football play by play position but the University made an excellent hire with 37 year old Toby Rowland. I’m disappointed that I didn’t get a shot at my childhood ‘dream job’ but I’m happy for Toby and know that he will do a great job of underscoring the ‘theater of the mind,’ better known as radio, to the Sooner faithful. Some of my friends feel that my long time association and name identity within pro wrestling over the years did not work in my favor. I’m not sure that I agree with that analogy but the bottom line is that it wasn’t meant to be and as I said all along I felt that I was a long shot at best."

"Abdullah the Butcher is a superb selection for the WWE Hall of Fame as he has stood the test of time and made the term ‘Hardcore’ fashionable.  Who was more ‘Hardcore’ for more years than Abby? Seems to me that the Butcher was the true innovator of the hardcore style of wrestling featuring blood and weapons."

"Look for Brock Lesnar to pop up on ESPN over the next few days, perhaps with Jonathan Coachman, for a ‘unique’ feature on the former WWE, UFC and NCAA Champion. Brock next fights June 11, at this time in Vancouver, against Junior Dos Santos. Of course Lesnar is one of the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter which debuts soon not to mention that Brock’s book, co-written with Paul Heyman, will be in stores in a few weeks. I’m anxious to read Brock’s book and hope that you check it out as well."

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