The latest Jim Ross blog entry is now available on JRsBBQ, and you can read a few highlights. Ross addresses the rumors of him working with New Japan Pro Wrestling, if WWE should sign TNA wrestlers if they were available, and more.
JR on WWE signing TNA wrestlers, if they were available:
“Been getting this question and I will admit that I do NOT know the answer but if Impact Wrestling talents were to become available and WWE did not consider hiring some of them to short term deals to work with the WWE’s NXT rookies then that is a mistake in my view. Rookies cannot get better working with other rookies nor can they improve without working with their betters in front of a paying crowd 3-4 night per week. It’s just that simple. Plus, who knows, the experienced hands may find new life and actually get over which would help the main roster which is somewhat stale at this time.”
JR on rumors that he will commentate for New Japan Pro Wrestling:
“Read online today where ‘sources say’ that I’m broadcasting the New Japan PPV on January 4 from Tokyo. Let me make this perfectly clear. I have no deal. I have not personally spoken to Jeff Jarrett since he left WWE with me holding the bag on a blotched contract matter that I should have handled batter. Lesson learned for me. Jeff and I agreed to have him on the Ross Report Podcast that will drop on December 16 via text messages… Time will tell but I can swear to everyone that I have no deal as I type this on Thursday October 23 and have ZERO meetings set up to discuss such.”
So, here’s the bottom line, if we do work out something and it’s going to take a helluva deal for me to miss my birthday, a weekend in Vegas with my wife and the UFC on January 3 to see @RondaRousey fight to travel to Tokyo to do pro wrestling with a new partner, a new crew and a new talent roster. IF we are able to make a deal, then the publicity seeking “source” can brag that he was right all along.
I’m not looking to do any pro wrestling but I’;m also a businessman and if the offer is one that I can’t realistically turn down then we will consider it and if we commit I will be “all in” and will travel to Tokyo to do play by play of a pro wrestling match like it was my last one. I did not stop doing pro wrestling commentary because I did not like it. It wasn’t my call but it will take a special arrangement for me to want to stick my toe back into that water again. Time will tell but I can swear to everyone that I have no deal as I type this on Thursday October 23 and have ZERO meetings set up to discuss such.
JR also talks about his appearances on ESPN this week, seeing Joanie “Chyna” Laurer’s latest YouTube video blogs and more. Click here for the full blog.