Jim Ross has a new blog entry on his official website where he gives his thoughts on Jerry Lawler’s return and the angle that followed. He also talks about his broadcast future and what the plan was all along. Below is an excerpt:
The plan all along was for me to simply sit in for the King, do color commentary and not play by play, and keep Jerry’s seat warm until he was well enough to return to the announce table. I never heard anyone in WWE ever discuss King, Cole and me ever doing a three man announce team but that rumor or sentiment sort of took on a life of its own in some fan’s eyes.
Was the post, Lawler verbal presentation my favorite aspect of RAW? No. The King’s return was the highlight of the show for me personally. But just like any other entertainment entity all content is subjective. Some folks will like some things more than others and there are some who will downright despise specific aspects of a broadcast.
It can be a blessing or a curse that wrestling fans are so passionate that when they like something they REALLY like it and when they don’t…well they have NO issues voicing their disgust and displeasure.
I’ve gotten somewhat used to criticisms over the years especially since the advent of all the various forms of social media. However, I remain steadfast in believing that all fans/consumers have a right to express their opinions, whether I agree with said opinions or not, notwithstanding a right to turn the channel if so motivated.
You can read JR’s latest in its entirety at this link.