Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:
"The Royal Rumble is a vitally important PPV for WWE in that there is tremendous pressure to deliver a strong show and kick off the promotional road to Wrestlemania in a significant, thought provoking and memorable way. Because of increasing the Rumble match from 30 to 40 men largely for the ability to promote Sunday’s event as ‘the biggest Royal Rumble match ever’ it obviously spreads the incumbent, established star power thinner. That means that younger talents who seek stardom need to bring their A+ games Sunday and maximize their in ring minutes."
"Those that support Chris Benoit going into the WWE HOF will likely be ‘campaigning’ for this controversial cause for years to come. Sadly, for many reasons, I do not ever see Chris Benoit being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. That’s just a personal opinion. The last few hours of Benoit’s life would seem to override any thing Chris ever accomplished in his long, stellar wrestling career where he was one of the best in ring performers in the world."
"I also did an interview for an upcoming DVD release of the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase who really cut his teeth in the biz working for Bill Watts’ Mid South Wrestling as did I. This DVD will be released later this year. Hitman, Patterson and Mean Gene also were interviewed for the DiBiase DVD. The Million Dollar Man persona casts a large shadow that Ted’s two sons must navigate from as their careers evolve. That won’t be easy."