Jim Ross Blog: WWE vs. TNA, Hart/HBK, Flair, Hardy

Matt Boone

The following are highlights from the latest online blog of WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross:

On last night’s shows: "My loyalty is clearly still with WWE but I am sure that Monday night proved to be an exciting one for more objective fans. Let the spin begin on what transpired Monday night. Lord knows in the coming days the  two wrestling shows will be analyzed to death including minute by minute breakdowns…the mistakes that were made…what some genius would have done differently…what should be done next week and so on. "

Jeff Hardy In TNA: "It surprised me to see Jeff Hardy on Spike TV Monday night which I am sure will get some fans talking and critics/pundits asking a great deal of questions. I’m a Jeff Hardy fan and I wish him well. Jeff had a great tenure in WWE and considering that I signed him and his brother Matt to their first WWE contracts I will always consider the Hardy brothers as being special. As Hall of Fame Coach Barry Switzer once told me, "Once you recruit a player you recruit them for life."

Bret Hart & Shawn Michaels: "The chemistry and magic between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart still exists after all these years. It’s another illustration that "personal issues" are the life’s blood of the wrestling business. This particular "personal issue" has been simmering for 12 years and I still felt like an emotionally invested fan watching it,  The dialog between HBK and the Hitman sounded so natural that I thought I was eavesdropping on two old rivals’ conversation. They were simply being themselves. Their handshake made the night complete for me but remember that I lived through the debacle of ’97 and was just a little immersed in it and spent many, many hours "talking wrestlers off the ledge" so to speak for hours after the controversial incident."

Ric Flair’s TNA Debut: "Knowing how much Ric Flair still enjoys wrestling I was not shocked to see Ric on another channel Monday night. The WWE gave Ric the greatest send-off/retirement presentation that I have ever witnessed but nonetheless "Naitch" has wrestling running through his veins and he’s going lace ’em up until he simply can’t do it any longer. Ric Flair has been my friend for about 30 years and I wish him well in what ever he does in his career. "

Check out the full blog at www.JRsBarBQ.com.

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