Jim Ross Blog: Thoughts on Angle’s Mid-Card Lockdown Booking, A-Ri & Mathews on the Pre-Shows, Ross Report Guests, More

Nick Paglino

A new Jim Ross blog has been posted over at JRsBarBQ.com, and below are some highlights:

jim ross blogTNA has a PPV this Sunday emanating from South Florida called Lockdown. It troubles me that Kurt Angle is once again being saddled up and ridden into a mid card match at this stage of his game. Just an observation and not attacking TNA Impact who I hope continues to develop their own identity and they play to their strengths which is bell to bell physicality and aggressive storytelling.

Our 3rd Ross Report podcast is now live at podcastone.com and on ITunes. Great interview with Showtime Boxing's Mauro Ranallo who started his career as a 16 year old for Al Tomko in the Vancouver territory. Mauro then went to Calgary to work for the Hart Family, broadcast Pride Fighting, Strikeforce MMA and now Showtime's outstanding lineup of fights including my pal Floyd Mayweather's fights.

Trish Stratus will be my guest on Wednesday March 12 followed up a week later on Wednesday March 19 by Mrs. Foley's Baby Boy, Mick Foley.

Impressed with Alex Riley on the pre game and post game 'panel' on the WWE Network. Alex comes by his talking skills naturally and seemingly has a long, productive future in his current role. I enjoyed working with Alex in NXT and feel he's a potential star on the Network.

Host Josh Mathews also seemed more comfortable in his host role on the panel but the panelists talking over each other endlessly needs to lessen. I think that these pre and post game shows have unlimited potential. I like the casting of Mathews in this new role.

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