Jim Ross Comments On Paul Heyman’s Return To WWE, Announces Appearance With Jerry Lawler, Congratulates Austin

Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below is an excerpt:

Paul Heyman’s return to Raw Monday night was a pleasant surprise. Heyman’s skills help add star power to the WWE’s franchise broadcast and his role of representing Brock Lesnar is art imitating life to some degree.

Heyman’s promo was effective because Paul wasn’t playing a character that he did not ‘feel’ but instead was simply being himself…amplified. The promo was also ‘money’ because Heyman has a legit, emotional investment in the topic on which he addressed.

Bottom line is that all talents of the genre who are called upon to speak will do significantly better when being themselves rather than being someone that they aren’t.

Finally, we’re getting lots of questions on Heyman’s WWE status and I have no idea if or when we will see Paul again in his Lesnar Rep role. I think that it would be entertaining as hell if Paul sat in with King and Cole for a match or two on Raw. Fireworks!!

Even though the TV persona of Heyman can be a boil on the buttocks of life, no one can ever deny that the lifelong fan doesn’t have immense talent and passion for the genre. Some fans have Tweeted me @JRsBBQ and said that WM17 was their favorite WrestleMania and included the commentary done by Paul and yours truly as one of the reasons why.

Jerry Lawler and I will be appearing Sunday June 10 in Houston at the CBS Radio Fan Fest at the University of Houston Alumni Center from 1-3 pm.

Congrats to Steve Austin @steveaustinBSR on his new deal with CMT to star in the new reality show Redneck Island. The new reality show is to begin airing in June and Steve is taping it now somewhere in Mexico, I think. CMT seems to be a nice fit for Steve on cable. For those asking, I do not know how those outside the USA access Country Music Television now known as CMT.

Click here to read JR’s latest in its entirety.

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  • Dave Barton

    I was so unprepared for Heyman's return, my first thought when he came out was (and I kid you not)…

    "Who's the chubby little old guy??"

    …it took me a few seconds to realize it was Paul E. Oh, but it was so good to hear an impassioned promo for a change. Haven't heard one that good since Punk's unscripted promos almost a year ago.