The following are some highlights from the latest online blog from WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:
On Death Of Gladys Gillem: Sorry to hear of the passing of lady wrestler Gladys "Killem" Gillem who many of us got to know in the film "Lipstick and Dynamite." She was one of the toughest wrestlers of any gender of her era. I have heard stories of her toughness since I got in the biz in 1974. I am fascinated with many of the stories regarding the inner workings of women’s wrestling back in its heyday of touring from territory to territory by car. Either the promoter was doing his best to sleep with the talent or the women were encouraged to have relationships with other women wrestlers so that they didn’t fall in love with a man, leave the biz, become pregnent, live happily ever after and not come back to the servitude of which they had previously endured in their workplace. I encourage you to read about Mildred Burke, June Byers, Elvira Snodgrass, etc and the era of the 40’s and 50’s of this genre and you will be fascinated. Why someone hasn’t made a feature film on this such as "A League of Their Own" is beyond me. Likely the "wrestling bias" that still exists with some. "Lipstick and Dynamite" however is one of my favorite documentaries.
On RAW Host Ideas: Ideas for potential Raw hosts: Mike Ditka, Michael Irvin, selected WWE HOF’ers, Dr Drew, Dr. Phil, Nancy Grace, Bill O’Reilly, Siegfried and Roy, along with all those that will actually host because they have something to plug other than the plugs in their scalp….not that there is any thing wrong with that Jeremy. However, it’s gonna take someone special to out perform our man Shaq.
On A New Job For JR: I will soon start writing for www.ouinsider.com where I will write my thoughts on college football and specifically the upcoming OU Sooners game of the week. I think it will be something like J.R.’s 7 Things to Ponder or something like that. It will, hopefully, be a quick, entertaining, and informative read for CFB and sports fans in general.
Check out the complete blog online at JRsBarBQ.com.