The following is an excerpt from a recent blog entry by WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:
Jim Ross speaks on Edge’s retirement comments: “I think many in Edge’s generation who have made big money, and he has, and have wisely saved and invested it, and I suspect that he has, will not hang around the business too long simply so that they can preserve what physical health that they can.
“Edge has had significant injuries in his illustrious career specifically his neck surgery and if asked, and I haven’t, I would advise him to call it a career sooner than later if he can financially afford it. Too many wrestlers have to stay longer than they need or should because of financial issues but I would be shocked if Edge even remotely comes close to that syndrome.”
Jim Ross on Half Pint Brawlers show: “Checked out ‘Half Pint Brawlers’ on Spike Wednesday night. I hope the show makes it and it might if the producers allow the viewers to get to know the ‘Brawlers’ away strictly from the ‘Jackass-like’ antics that are featured. Through character development will help encourage viewers to watch the show. If this show is more about the characters, their lives, their travel, challenges of being a little person and less about wrestling it might make it. I’ll watch it again.”
Jim Ross on his WWE contract status: “Emailers are congratulating me on my new ‘contract’ with WWE….I do not have a ‘contract’ but am a regular employee like many people who are not TV talents. That arrangement works just fine with me BTW. Plus, no one should feel badly that I’m not on weekly TV any longer. I don’t feel bad about it and neither should you. I feel confident that I will do selected, talent work with WWE in the future but just not on a weekly basis.”
Check out the full blog at JRsBarBQ.com.