The following are highlights from the latest online blog by WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross:
On his latest firing: “WWE upper management made the call to remove me from weekly TV and that is their choice. It’s the WWE’s team and I simply am playing on it. Being a team guy, I run the plays that are sent in whether they make sense or not. Like my Dad taught me, if you accept a man’s money then do the work that the man wants. When one can’t handle the work or the silliness any longer, stop taking the cash and stay home and do something else. I’m not ready to leave the team that I helped build especially considering the vulnerable state the company was in when I took over Talent Relations.”
On whether or not he’ll move to Smackdown: “Am I interested in returning to TV and being a part of a three man booth on Smackdown? Not at this time. Can’t see that changing either. Announcers don’t need me to contribute to their bickering and lack of focus as it relates to in ring situations and not embellishing the talents who will hopefully some day sell tickets.”
On Brock Lesnar: “Is Brock Lesnar going to return to WWE and wrestle? In my opinion, not any time soon but he is in the WWE12 video game which means that he makes more money off his WWE reputation just as he has done in UFC. Good deal for Lesnar. If Brock comes back to WWE it will likely be for a one time deal after his MMA days have ended as he doesn’t like travel or the overall mentality of the wrestling locker room or so it seems based on what Brock’s said. Plus, his ‘controversial remarks’ directed at Undertaker and Steve Austin merely create awareness and is good marketing. Too many fans take these types of comments as gospel.”
Check out the complete blog online at JRsBarBQ.com.