Jim Ross posted a new blog yesterday — we mentioned an excerpt from the piece about Battleground earlier — and discussed a variety of wrestling subjects, including Daniel Bryan, the Raw announce team, and his autobiography. Below are some of the highlights:
High praise for Daniel Bryan:
"I saw an online poll where 70+% of those voting hope that Daniel Bryan wins the WWE Title Sunday. I'd agree. The underdog can only remain an unsuccessful underdog for so long until the fan base begins to slowly migrate away and to someone who they feel can achieve the success the fans crave.
No one in the biz is better at this time, bell to bell, than Daniel Bryan plus his promo work has greatly improved over his tenure in WWE. Bryan's time is now, to steal a phrase from John Cena."
On the Raw announce team:
"I have great admiration for the RAW announce team, they are all men that I respect and consider to be friends. Michael Cole does what few men, if any, in the lead role could do in today's world of sports entertainment. Cole's responsibility to distribute info and the amount of info is startling. Could JBL be more of an antagonist? John could for my taste but John is a great addition to the broadcast team with his intelligent and topical references. The King is The King….a WWE HOFer. However, when these men are encouraged to talk about matters that are unrelated to any significant to what I'm seeing on the screen it becomes a disconnect for me. If I am watching the TV and my eyes are processing what I am seeing but audibly I am hearing another story then which source of info do I process and retain?"
Update on his autobiography:
"Beginning to go through years and years of notes, especially from my time with Bill Watts and in WWE as I casually prepare to think 'autobiography.' This book getting done is largely dependent on the 'Deal' and me having the final say on the edit. I never realized that I had SO many notes from meetings, telephone calls, emails, etc so I assume that me being a 'data hoarder' isn't such a bad thing now. Many yellow, legal pads to sift through."
Jim Ross is always providing sites like WZ great content to use, and he's personally one of my favorite wrestling personalities to read. Be sure to check out his official website and pick up some of his great barbecue sauce in support. It's fantastic.