The following are highlights from the latest online blog by WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:
JR on Batista vs. Ken Shamrock in MMA: “Yes I would watch a rumored Batista vs. Ken Shamrock MMA fight that is making the rounds on the ‘net. However, I’d love to see Kenny hang ’em up and simply train fighters but the name identity that Batista and Shamrock bring to the table would provide more than ample sizzle for any promoter. I’d watch this train wreck I’ll honestly admit.”
JR on Cyborg Santos in Strikeforce: “Is Cris Cyborg leaving MMA/Strikeforce to migrate to WWE? Beats the hell out of me just as she would if she chose to but it is an interesting internet rumor. Seeing more athletic, hard hitting women compete in WWE is intriguing for me as a fan. Cris Cyborg is arguably the baddest women on the planet but she would need to learn better English and the art form of pro wrestling or she would run out of opposition in WWE just as she has seemingly done in MMA. Cyborg would be huge draw on a WWE event in Brazil, for example, or so I think.”
JR on ailing manager Sir Oliver Humperdink: “Prayers to Sir Oliver Humperdink who is battling illness and had a major surgery postponed this week due to him suffering from pneumonia. Hump was all about the eyes, facial expressions and promo ability and he was one of the best managers of his generation. His work with the original Hollywood Blondes was superb. BTW Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts as the Blondes might be the most underrated tag team ever.”
Check out the complete blog online at JRsBarBQ.com.