Changes in oneâ<80><99>s life take some adjusting to especially at my stage of the game. This week I received an unexpected change in my professional address. Within hours of writing an emotional blog, I am positively moving on. I am going to do all I can to make Smackdown the best program the WWE produces. Working side by side with Mick Foley should be fun. It will be entertaining I assure you. Mick is a great friend and a man I greatly respect. The Smackdown roster is loaded with exceptional talent and the WWE wants the brand to grow and I intend to do all that I can in my role to facilitate that growth.
The abruptness of the â<80><9c>tradeâ<80> shocked me. I most likely responded in a non professional way in the eyes of some fans. Thatâ<80><99>s their prerogative and each has the right to their opinion, As do I. Not to be cliche, but wrestling has been great to my family and me. I owe it to the business to â<80><9c>man upâ<80> and to kick ass on Smackdown. Thatâ<80><99>s my plan. My emotions are what they are and I will not apologize for my candor or honesty. My feathers were ruffledâ<80>¦poor me. I still bring bona fide passion to every broadcast and fully expect to deliver come show time. As I write this I am in the midst of some travel delays, but I will definitely be in Houston and will be looking forward to â<80><9c>business picking upâ<80>. I will practice what I have preached and feel that after sleeping on this major change all things happen for a reason. Life is good. My tank has been re-fueled. Letâ<80><99>s have some fun. For those of you that were offended by my earlier rant I apologize. For those that think â<80><9c>old J.R.â<80> canâ<80><99>t get the job done, I suggest you sit back and watch. I wish my good pal The King and Michael Cole great success but my professional priority is to help Smackdown kick ass. In more ways than one, â<80><9c>the game is onâ<80>.