A new Jim Ross blog has been posted over at JRsBarBQ.com and below are some highlights. As always, you can purchase JR's BarBQ products via WWEShop.com.
Commentating this Monday night for boxing on FS1:
"Been doing ample preparation for this Monday's Fox Sports 1 and Golden Boy Promotions boxing event that emanates from Ft Bliss, Texas live at 9 pm eastern time. This is a new adventure in the continuing process of reinventing myself after 40 years in the pro wrestling business. I'm grateful to @GoldenBoyBoxing and @FoxSports1 for providing this unique opportunity and hope that you will tune in and/or DVR the event. Sitting ringside on a Monday night isn't any thing new for me but calling a professional boxing event is and is something that I can't wait to do."
WWE stock taking a hit:
"Seems like many members of the IWC have become stock analysts. Where were you when I was evaluating my portfolio? I am NOT a stock analyst but I do honestly feel that WWE stock will eventually, and that's sooner than later, be a solid, long term investment for those who partake in the market."
If CM Punk's abrupt departure affects his legacy:
"I was asked today by the Chicago Tribune if @CMPunk deserved to be in the top 25 of the all time great wrestlers. I said that all these "All Time Top" whatever lists are overly subjective but my list would be the talents who I would want in my company if I owned a wrestling organization. By the way, that will never, EVER, happen. Nonetheless, I'd absolutely want Punk on my team so therefore under my criteria he's a top 25 guy. He's too versatile, too skilled, an excellent hero or villain, can talk, has a great work ethic and is one of the smarter minds I've been around.
I was also asked if CM Punk abruptly leaving WWE would adversely affect his legacy. My answer, a simple 'Hell, no.'"