The following are highlights from the latest online blog by WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:
JR on new UFC champion Jon Jones: “How will Jon ‘Bones’ Jones handle his new found stardom? That’s a question that one cannot answer until the process begins in earnest. Jones can and should be a franchise talent for UFC and his popularity should rival, and perhaps exceed, any fighter to come along in UFC in years. Athletes handle success differently but if UFC makes sure that ‘Bones’ is surrounded by good, solid people who have only Jones’ best interests at heart than all should be well. It would be a shame to see Jones ‘self destruct’ for any reason especially with such a bright future.”
JR on death of wrestling legend Sir Oliver Humperdink: “The passing of Sir Oliver Humperdink brought mixed emotions. Obviously, I was sad that Hump passed at the young age of 62. He was a long time friend who I first met when he was working for Bill Watts in the 70’s. John Sutton, Hump’s legal name, was a Minneapolis native who grew up a wrestling fan and migrated from being an usher at the AWA matches to managing some of the biggest names in the business… I am also thankful that Hump suffers no more from bladder cancer and that he’s enjoying being in heaven where he can catch up with other wrestling greats and enjoy what he loved more than any thing and that was chatting about the business.”
JR on tonight’s Raw: “Big crowd, possibly a sold out house, is expected tonight for Raw in the new arena in Pittsburgh. There are only two more Monday Night Raws before WM27 which is yet another reason for everyone involved to raise their game tonight and next week in Chicago. As a broadcaster, these are the types of shows that I used to relish and couldn’t wait to take my seat at ringside to add just a little more ‘sauce’ to the entrÃ©e.”
Check out the complete blog online at JRsBBQ.com.