Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are some highlights:
While I appreciate everyone’s support of my work at ringside, it’s shocking to think that many folks believe that I can just walk back to ringside and resume my old role as simply as that. My role/style as a broadcaster changed many times throughout my career starting in the 70’s through the 2000’s. The product changed so my presentation had to change as well. The days of broadcasters doing a hold by hold version of play by play is seemingly out of touch in today’s marketplace. I’m not saying that I will never be back at a broadcast table but it isn’t something for which I am counting down the days. This isn’t a complaint by the way and being able to do other things to contribute to WWE’s on going success is rewarding to me at this stage of the game. I had my day at ringside and now it’s time to do other projects that positively affect the brand.
With that said, I’d by lying if I said I wouldn’t enjoy going old school commentary on the @TheRock vs. @JohnCena bout at WM28 especially considering that we signed both stars on my watch. It’s like an old coach watching two of his ‘recruits’ headline the Super Bowl.
I casually mentioned on Twitter about a possible Steve Austin one more match scenario. I did this to answer a question and as a follow up to what Steve himself said in a recent interview. It would have to be the right guy at the right place and right time according to the Texas Rattlesnake. My suggestion was that the right time ‘might’ be at Wrestlemania in 2013. Nonetheless nothing is guaranteed and the decision is up to Steve and not any one else. However, doing it anywhere but Wrestlemania doesn’t make sense to me.
Also, speaking of the former WWE Champion, IF Brock ever returns to WWE it will be for one, big mega event ala a Wrestlemania. Lesnar will NEVER go back on the road on any thing that even remotely resembles a part time schedule.
Click here to read JR’s latest in its entirety.