Jim Ross has updated his blog HERE. The following are a few excerpts:
On reuniting with Jerry Lawler:
“Saturday Nightâ<80><99>s Main Event on NBC that airs next Saturday Night August 2 in prime time should be a hot, one hour show and from what I hear some potentially strong in ring content is going to be featured. This show will be taped this Monday in Washington D.C. prior to Raw going live at 9 eastern. Reuniting with Jerry “The King” Lawler will be like old times and I would suggest we wonâ<80><99>t miss a beat. I am psyched for this opportunity and feel lucky to have this assignment. Guys with two bouts of Bells palsy donâ<80><99>t get many network TV opportunities which is the opposite of what my late Dad used to tell me which was “you are better seen and not heard.” Just like the two sons of Ricky Bobby in the film “Talledaga Nights, The Legend of Ricky Bobby” I might get “jacked up” on Diet Mountain Dew and let â<80>~er rip.”
On wrestling needing a union:
“The tired “wrestling needs a union” story is just that, tired. I am not anti union whatsoever but simply having a union doesnâ<80><99>t automatically solve the problem of wrestlers not preparing for their future. Naturally, a well managed union with cooperation from its membership would help many of these individuals but some wayward souls would still figure a way to get themselves into a financial fiasco. Buying too much unnecessary “bling” and having marital woes are two of the leading issues that cause famous wrestlers to become destitute, desperate, and dependent on others. It is a damn sad state of affairs.”
On his comparison of Brian Kendrick to Brian Pillman:
“I make a simple comparison of Brian Kendrick to my late pal Brian Pillman and some pundit and message board geeks rip it to shreds. I didnâ<80><99>t mean to infer that Kendrick was, is or should live a “Pillman lifestyle” but that simply Kendrick verbally addresses many of the same issues behind the scenes that Pillman did. Kendrick is a long time student of the game, like Pillman, Kendrick is going to have to over come the ignorant issues some may have with Kendrickâ<80><99>s lack of size, just as Pillman did, and Kendrick will seemingly do what ever it takes inside the ring to prove he is a “player” just like Brian Pillman did.”
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