JR Responds to Criticism Over His Knox/Bruiser Brody Comparison

Nick Paglino


Jim Ross is back with another blog posted over at JrsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

-Ross on comparing Mike Knox to Bruiser Brody: “I actually “knew” Frank and did not simply get to know the character by seeing his persona on old Japanese wrestling tapes. Knox is a smart guy, like Frank, has a big rangy frame, just as Frank did in the mid ’70s, and pays attention, just as Goodish always did. Will Knox ever be as good as Bruiser Brody? We, as fans, can only hope so. So, no having a beard and being a large, Caucasian male isn’t the only similarities I see between Mike Knox and Frank Goodish aka Bruiser Brody. And these little geeks call me a dumbass.”

-Ross on Jack Swagger: “Jack Swagger, really nice name, is the real deal and, as legend has it, never lost a street fight while attending Oklahoma University where he came as a two sport, full scholarship athlete. Swagger will someday be an ECW Champion, or hold other gold, and is likely a year away from getting his chance to be a regular, contributing member of the main event society within the WWE but make no mistake that this young man is a keeper.”

-Ross on John Cena: “How does John Cena win over the young, defiant male fans? I don’t know if any one has a definitive answer but simply being a tough SOB night after night and showing the passion we saw Monday night when he brawled with Chris Jericho just before Raw went off the air might be a suggestion. Young males 18-34 are key to any company like the WWE as they are mobile and generally don’t mind spending their disposable income. Even if Cena is never overwhelmingly cheers by the young males he is still selling more merchandise than any one I know of in the business and helped Raw increased their TV ratings significantly Monday night.”

Ross also notes that The Undertaker’s Submission finisher, formerly known as The Devil’s Triangle, will now be known as “Hell’s Gate.”

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