JR Blog: Oklahoma Wrestling Ban, Cena/Rock Physicality, More

Nick Paglino

Jim RossJim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

Oklahoma was in the news this past week essentially banning ‘combat sports’ such as MMA and professional boxing from promoting in the state of Oklahoma and the politicos even included ‘Pro Wrestling’ in their misguided list of Combat Sports. If WWE is a Combat Sport, I assume the Oklahoma politicians also think that the Ice Capades and the Harlem Globetrotters are as well. Hopefully this ill advised decision can have a happy ending and I feel that it can once all involved parties, specifically the Oklahoma government, can take a closer look at their decision and how it can potentially take Oklahoma out of the game and cost the state significant revenues on many fronts including promotions such as WWE potentially not touring my home state.

As a result of @TheRock personal barrage on @JohnCena, Cena has become much more edgy which I have enjoyed. Both Cena and Rock are from the competitive and physical world of college football and I think those deep roots will manifest itself into a physically demanding main event at WM28. I hope that WWE saves all the physical interaction between the two stars until April 1 and, to my way of thinking, I can’t see why WWE would risk putting either man at a physical risk prior to what is expected to be the highest grossing WrestleMania event of all time. Just one man’s take.

“How was it broadcasting with @RealKingRegal in FCW?” As I mentioned, I had a blast. He’s a true professional and is as good as any one currently on WWE programming. The Englishman is a great story teller plus he entertainingly can breakdown any bout from a strategy standpoint. Very dry wit and a wealth of in ring knowledge. Regal is a valuable asset for WWE.

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