JR Comments On Visiting Raw, His New Look, WWE Developmental, TNA, HBK At Wrestlemania, More

Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are the highlights:

Had a nice visit with Arn Anderson in OKC and who will be inducted with the Four Horsemen at WM28′s WWE HOF Ceremony the night before WM28. Double A is very deserving and is seemingly an underrated wrestler to many younger fans but certainly not to those of us who saw his work back in the day. He got his start with Cowboy Bill Watts in Mid South Wrestling where many of the game’s biggest stars established their foundation. Arn shaved his long time beard leaving only a mustache which is a departure from his long time, established look.

Speaking of looks, my goatee got mostly positive feedback. I told folks that it was my ‘Rooster Cogburn’ look. So, it stays, at least for now.

Enjoyed a conversation with Brodus Clay who has been long one of my favorite prospects since I started going down to FCW in Tampa to work with the developmental talents. Clay is a big, athletic dude who can provide the sizzle ala Dusty Rhodes (@WWEDusty) but his agility is excellent as well. Like the Dream, Clay can get physical when the need arises and we will see more of that as his development continues.

Lots of WWE developmental talent on this particular set of TV’s which is good to see. They get plenty of work even though they aren’t ready for WWE TV just yet.

Watched Michael McGillicutty in a Superstars match for this week and was impressed with him. Keep Curt Hennig’s son in mind as I feel that he can be a viable asset to WWE but the last name has got to go, IMO.

Some day David Otunga will be known for more than being Jennifer Hudson’s significant other and the RAW GM’s lackey. If Otunga steers the course, he has “something’ that seems to make him marketable.

“Would you like to buy TNA?” Lord, no. I have no desire, or the funding, to attempt to manage or own any wrestling company at this stage of my life. There are too many headaches and I’m not into sports psychology or managing a day care center for wrestlers.

“Are you going to Abu Dhabi this week?” Nope but the WWE stars that I spoke with Monday in OKC seem to be excited about the tour. Some even spoke of playing some golf while there. Those traveling drove to Dallas after the OKC Raw and then flew from DFW non stop, 14 hours, to Abu Dhabi.

“Do you hate TNA?” Hell, no. Why would I hate TNA? That makes no sense. It provides fans with more product to enjoy and more importantly, to me, provides wrestlers with another place to live their dream and earn a living. Same goes for ROH or any other promotion. The healthier those companies are the better it is for the overall genre. Any one who thinks that I ‘hate’ other wrestling organizations is 100% Pet Coon Goofy.

“Will HBK play a role in this year’s WM28?” I don’t know the verdict of that one officially but I can tell you that if @ShawnMichaels is involved in some fashion, and it won’t be wrestling, the event will be better. Obviously, HBK has a vested interest in the HHH/Undertaker issue. I’m anxious to hear what Shawn has to say about this matter next week on Raw as he will be on TV live Monday night.

“Are you OK from your car crash?” Still sore, especially my right shoulder, but overall I walked away in a very fortunate way thanks to wearing my seat belt and the air bag deploying. Plus, can’t say enough good things about On Star. Finally got a new ride which was another Escalade.

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  • Swanson

    The comparison of Brodus to Dusty Rhodes is really interesting. I hadnt thought of that. I can see some similarities to Rikishi’s gimmic with Too Cool as well. A big guy with agility but a fun side as well.