The following are some excerpts from the latest online blog of WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:
Jim Ross on interest in RAW GM job: “Yes, Raw is going to name a new GM this Monday night and even though my name has been one of many under internet consideration I can assure you that I have no plans whatsoever to be in Toledo Monday but rather will be watching Raw, as usual, in my La-Z-Boy in my living room in Norman. I hereby nominate U.S. Champion Bret Hart for the task. Or Chelsea Handler. Or Joey Styles. Or The Fink.”
Jim Ross on WrestleMania 28 location: “Miami is among many cities being smart and working hard to romance WWE in hopes of hosting Wrestlemania 28 in 2012. The stadium in Miami is big time, I went to the OU-Miami college football game there last year, but how does one address tropical rain issues that might wreck havoc on WWE’s biggest event of the year? This is far, far from my call but if it were I’m sticking with a domed stadium. Sorry, South Florida.”
Jim Ross on his WWE status: “There is a misconception that I am ‘gone’ from WWE and that is not accurate. I am an employee in good standing, over 17 years, with the company and within a few days my new job description, etc will be established. At that point I can either commit and go kick ass in a new arena or I can say no thank you.
“I actually do have many interests within the biz that interest me other than announcing although that is my favorite thing to do professionally. Finding another Stone Cold or Rock is intriguing and challenging, for example. I am a major proponent of the developmental system within the business and feel it is the life blood for the long term future of wrestling. Even at 58, one finds it hard to leave ‘the nest’ especially if one helps build the nest.”
Check out the full blog on JRsBarBQ.com.