Jim Ross has updated his blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:
"Nothing new on the Jerry Brisco front as his heart procedure will likely take place next week. Normal recovery time from weekly travel, etc is a couple of months and as I mentioned there are many days when I return from a wacky road trip that I would love a couple of months off. Ironically, I don’t recall ever filling out a vacation request all the years that I have worked at WWE which is not a badge of courage nor is it any thing that I would recommend any one do. Jerry rarely has taken a week off from the 51 week a year grind that he and many of his peers endure so perhaps this is a blessing in disguise. If that’s not a good analogy, I do know that it’s best to look at any glass as being half full than half empty. Jerry’s skills as a talent evaluator/scout/recruiter are invaluable to any organization. "
"The King and I are making a somewhat harmless appearance in Chicago on September 6 and some "scribes" are making a huge deal out of it and not in a positive way. I don’t get that quite frankly. We both enjoy meeting fans of the genre plus I like watching new talent wrestle as the next new "big thing" might be wrestling that night. It is the night before the September 7 Raw in Chicago of which I assume we will be taping a SD Superstars bout so I had to be in town anyway. If any wrestling websites are making a big deal of this matter then it really has been a slow, news week. "
"Congrats to Torrie Wilson for finishing runner up on NBC’s "I’m a Celebrity…Get me out of here! Torrie held her own by being smart and staying off the radar to a large degree notwithstanding the votes of the fans. Torrie is dating former Spirit Squad member Nick Mitchell who defines the term of out kicking his coverage. "
"The Bash" is drawing near and has more matches on it than I would have guessed. One has to assume that the Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Title will close the show. That’s where I would put it. HHH has won the two Three Stages of Hell bouts that I have seen in the past by defeating Stone Cold and HBK in the early 2000’s. It would surprise me if HHH doesn’t win his 14th Title at The Bash which puts him just two behind the number normally used when talking about Ric Flair’s title reigns. "