The following are highlights from the latest online blog by WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:
JR on a big WWE announcement: “I will be flying to Mexico City this week to take part in a major, groundbreaking, WWE news event on Thursday afternoon. I, along with others from WWE, will be at Vive Cuervo Salon in Mexico City for the 3:30 pm event. It’s FREE to the public but I suggest that if you are attending that you arrive early to secure your place in what promises to be a historic event for WWE in the tradition rich, grappling city of Mexico City. The doors open at 2 p.m.”
JR on WWE reverting to TV-14 programming: “Can we stop with the TV14 questions? For some reason, folks think that because Rock and then John Cena got edgy with their in ring promos in recent RAWS that perhaps WWE is going back to a more risquÃ© presentation ala a TV14 format. I don’t speak for WWE but going all the way back to TV14 would shock me. I’m not a guy who lives or dies by a TV rating but rather judges a wrestling, TV show by what I see in the ring headlined by high quality, physical wrestling action and not by the use of edgy language even though I do enjoy that too when effectively utilized. I will admit that in the past two weeks that I have been pleasantly surprised by some of the verbiage on MNR. I have grandkids and I would have had no issues with them watching Raw with me.”
JR on Sting/WWE: “No, I am not surprised that it wasn’t Sting being revealed on Raw Monday night. I think that I made it about as clear as I could that I did not think that Sting and WWE were negotiating but if they did, and both were of the same mindset, that a deal could be done in the future. It takes two to tango in these negotiations and sometimes things are simply not meant to be or they come along at the wrong time. Who knows what the future holds?”
Check out the complete blog online at JRsBarBQ.com.