Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:
"Emailer…how well will WWE utilize Ocho Cinco this Monday night on Raw from Cincy as the Guest Host? Wish I had a crystal ball and I would win some money this weekend on football but alas. It’s always about creating the accepted balance between sports and entertainment with WWE. I like the sports side better while others likely don’t."
"HBO’s Hard Knocks series can teach the wrestling biz several things. In a nutshell, when fans make an emotional investment in players IE wrestlers then the players create more equity and value for themselves. I’m sure more people will follow the Jets, some to see them win and some to see them lose, this season because of watching Hard Knocks."
"I know that I will be watching Rex Ryan’s’ team with interest because I got to know the players and coaches on the HBO program. Point is, if wrestling people don’t over think the process and do better, more patient and consistent character development then those characters, when engaged in personal issues with other familiar characters, will equate to increased ratings and revenue."
"Start up wrestling organizations are likely to fail within a few months of starting based on what I see, feel, and the state of today’s economy. The talent pool to start a new wrestling entity is lacking, sorely lacking. Plus if one doesn’t have a viable TV clearance on basic cable one can forget about it, as well. Just my two cents. The two things a new company needs to make it is talent and television first and foremost. That’s ’good’ talent and ‘good’ TV."