The following is an excerpt from a new online blog entry from Jim Ross at JRsBarBQ.com:
WWE had a huge, sellout of over 14,000 fans at an outdoor stadium in Nimes, France Saturday night that grossed well over $800,000 to see the superstars of Raw in person. The crew will arrive back in the States on Sunday and then have to gear up for a 3 hour Raw on Monday. Whew.
I haven’t commented much on the Umaga situation here but I have addressed that matter and many similar issues in the Q&A section. Nonetheless, I have been asked what is next for Umaga? I don’t have an answer as the man himself is the only one who can provide that info. I do hope that Umaga takes the time to carefully think things through and to evaluate all aspects of his life and not just his wrestling career. Umaga has been blessed with many athletic skills but nothing compares to the blessings of having a wonderful family which has to come first in any of our major decisions.
Can you believe that we still get a ton of emails about the "Montreal Screw Job" of November 1997? Did you know that WWE will be back in Montreal on September 13 for a PPV? Will 1997 somehow be revisited in the ring? I don’t have a clue but if so it will continue to feed this "12 year old monster" that seemingly has a life of its own. For the record, the last time I talked to Bret Hart "the Montreal Screw Job" wasn’t at the center of our conversation.
What ever happens on September 13 happens as my biggest concern about that September date is getting there the day of the event after watching OU play football in Norman the day before. It will be another travel adventure due to football. Priorities, folks.
Hey, Raw starts an hour early this Monday and you wouldn’t want to miss a Friday Night Smackdown offering which theoretically could go on in the first hour. Todd Grisham is likely to wear a new suit and considering we had zero on-cameras Thursday or Friday night, I told him working with me might be the kiss of death, we’re due. I’ll be the Okie in the black hat.
Check out the complete blog at JRsBarBQ.com.