JR’s Blog: Ortiz Unpopular Backstage, Hawkins/Ryder & More

Nick Paglino

jim rossJim Ross has updated his WWE Universe blog and below are some highlights:

"Rey Mysterio is elated to be back on Friday Night Smackdown and I can’t think of any WWE Superstar who has developed more popularity on the Friday night broadcast than the masked underdog of all peoples. We have a silver, Mysterio mask Rey wore when he returned from injury last year at Summerslam that is beautifully framed for display at J.R.s Family BBQ in Norman. This was a gracious gift from Rey and it is most appreciated.  Thanks Rey!"

"Did you know? Ricky Ortiz is now a member of the Friday Night Smackdown roster? "Sources say" that Ortiz isn’t too popular in the locker room but I have no idea why nor do I know if that "rumor" is true. Might be the rally towel.

"For those that have made comments on my most recent Smackdown blog on WWE.com and that took ALL my comments seriously, as Michael Cole would say, "Please, stop the pain." Humor, or attempts thereof, take many forms and my intent with that particular blog, as I try to do more often than not when I write, is to have fun."

"Curt Hawkins has a new "make over" and wait until you see it. Check that, it’s Zach Ryder who has the new "make over" and Ryder wrestles Thursday night on WGN America on WWE Superstars. I guess I answered my own question as to why Hawkins and Ryder needed new looks. Both are much better wrestlers than some folks perceive and now that they are on their own I think we will be pleasantly surprised at how well they both do."

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