In the latest blog update on Jim Ross's official site, J.R. talks about a variety of topics, including Undertaker's role at WrestleMania, LeBron vs MJ, former WWE stars and rehab, the most underrated diva WWE history, and more. Below are some of the highlights:
On WWE helping former stars with rehab: "WWE has literally spends thousands upon thousands of dollars on helping former talents deal with their personal issues. TONS of big, money for the record. WWE never has received the credit due them for their help especially when they are not contractually obligated to do so but they instead address these matters because it's the right thing to do. However, people have to want to truly help themselves in order for rehab to work and unfortunately many more don't and would rather catch their buzz and continue to live the same pre-rehab life that they lead before therapy. I've been knee deep in these issues throughout my career and can assure you that relapses by talents and former talents is heartbreaking."
On The Undertaker and WrestleMania: "Getting tons of questions daily on Twitter about the Undertaker. I get the curiosity but I don't have any answers. One a more strategic note why would any announcement be made until after the Elimination Chamber when the Road to WrestleMania really starts rolling? I was also asked in the Q&A section if WWE would put Taker in a multiple person match at a WM? I can't and won't speak for WWE but I certainly wouldn't do such a booking. Finally, once again, I NEVER see the STREAK ending at the hands of ANYONE at ANY WrestleMania."
On the most underrated Diva: "Really cool story on WWE.com regarding black history month. I say there that I feel that Jackie Moore was the most underrated female arguably ever in @WWE. Great skill set, reliable, tough both mentally and physically and she adapted from being a legit, highly skilled, womens wrestler to a Diva. There were many times when Jackie had to be patient and help lesser skilled females along in their bouts. I'd put Ivory aka Lisa Moretti and Jazz in that group as well as being athletes who never quite got their due. I have great respect for all those ladies who had the challenge of working while under my watch at WWE."