JR Blog: Barker/RAW, Dragon Gate Incident, Lawler/Mayor

Matt Boone

The following are some excerpts from today’s blog from WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:

On Incident At Dragon Gate PPV: One dweeb at Sunday’s Dragon Gate show Sunday night made an off color remark about Sam’s injury & I responded as many of you might by calling him a "wise ass." Not a classy remark by me but I felt it was deserved. Making light of a kid’s injury is classless.

More Dragon Gate PPV Thoughts: Loved the Dragon Gate show. The fans in attendance were awesome. Their passion was infectious. Bravo to them. The talents worked so hard in the ring. Their style is uniquely fast and athletic. Lots of the great Ultimo Dragon stylings which was expected and exciting. Had a chance to visit w/ Brian Kendrick and he seemed happy which was good. Brian’s basing out of LA these days and says he has plenty of work lined up. I wish him well. The King & I met some super fans at our pre-event signing. I enjoy hearing what’s on the minds of the fans of the biz. Thanks to all that dropped by to say hello. Hooking back up with Jerry at these types of functions is a blast. Sunday night’s banter between two, old broadcast partners felt seamless and had us both laughing out loud.

On Jerry Lawler For Mayor: The King is VERY serious about the Memphis mayoral race. He was on the phone a ton Sunday and we discussed many of the legit issues on which Jerry is focusing. I was impressed. He just might win the damn thing. Most folks are tired of professional politicians and Lawler certainly isn’t that.

On Bob Barker At RAW Tonight: Bob Barker is staying at the same hotel I’m in here in Chicago. Who will get "Happy Gilmored" Monday night? Someone’s got to, right? Who’s gonna get the Rod Roddy announcer gig Monday night? Won’t be this Okie as I don’t look good in a sequin jacket. That look doesn’t work w/ a black hat. Chicago is a special city for me. This was the place where my WWE Hall of Fame announcement was made on an emotional night that I’ll never forget. Plus, the King, promoter extraordinare Michael O’Brien and I had a great slab ‘o red meat at Gibson’s Steakhouse Sunday night. That’s living.

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