Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are some highlights:
Is Jericho too personal with his attack on Punk re: alcoholism? It’s show biz folks. Personal issues draw money and interest in the genre. It always has and always will. Alcoholism is a serious illness. It’s affected many of us but don’t confuse real life issues with a sports entertainment storyline. Enjoy it or turn the channel.
What’s the best match you personally ever participated in? Honestly, none really stick out. I never wanted to be a ‘wrestler.’ Nor do I enjoy the occasional in ring misadventures that I’ve encountered. However, being in the ring as a ‘wrestler’ in Madison Square Garden was a big thrill, more of an honor, and I appreciated that opportunity. I just always felt that I wasn’t a very good in ring performer and was better suited to do play by play.
Do you miss announcing with King? Sure. But that’s not my role at this point in time. Jerry and I had a great time working together and, I think, brought out the best in each other. I wasn’t as effective after leaving Raw and becoming Todd Grisham’s sidekick as I was working with the King. I’d like to think that King and I had natural chemistry plus the product we had to work with in the Attitude Era, not because of the era, but because of the talent base made our work a great deal easier.
Click here to read JR’s latest in its entirety.