The following are highlights from the latest online blog by WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross:
JR on Christian: “After the vocal minority uproar when Christian lost the World Title on Smackdown, I mentioned that I thought that loss would likely position the skilled veteran from Ontario, not talking about Neil Young here, to become more relevant and valuable to WWE. Seems as if that has occurred as Christian, after this week’s Smackdown broadcast, is arguably the brand’s #1 villain. Of course there will be some who refuse to look at the reality of this matter and the fact that Christian has the opportunity to fill a huge gap and to be in plenty of main events at live events and on TV.”
JR on Brock Lesnar’s new book, “Death Clutch”: “I read Lesnar’s book, ‘Death Clutch,’ in approximately two hours. I enjoyed it and think that most wrestling fans will like it as well. Some MMA die hards might not enjoy it as much as WWE fans as it includes UFC content in it but not an overabundance. Brock, who wrote the book with Paul Heyman, was very open and honest about the things that he chose to address in the 210 page book.”
JR on WWE Tough Enough: “Tough Enough ends this Monday LIVE on USA and I hope that it returns for a 2nd season but apparently that isn’t a done deal as of yet. Personally I think the show is well produced and I really enjoyed the work of Steve Austin, Trish Stratus, Bill DeMott, and Booker T. None of the new wrestling talents, as I have mentioned, jumped off the screen at me but becoming a great, in ring talent is always a work in progress and some prospects will never grasp exactly what it is that they need to do to become a star. I’m a believer that it’s a 3-5 year maturation process before most athletes are ready to even think about headlining major events.”
Check out JR’s complete blog online at JRsBarBQ.com.