JR Discusses Cody Rhodes, Calling WrestleMania XV While Dealing With The Effects Of Bell’s Palsy, The “Mount Rushmore” Of Wrestling Managers, More

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

-The evolution of IC Champion Cody Rhodes continues at a rapid and productive pace. Rhodes has the skills to be a top star for years to come and his WM28 bout with the Big Show increased my interest thanks to what they did Monday night.

-18,000+ filling the arena in Philadelphia was spectacular and they didn’t disappoint. I can tell you that one of my most memorable moments in my career was being scared to death at WM15 while walking out to the ring to broadcast Rock’s first WrestleMania main event vs. Steve Austin for the WWE Title while still suffering the affects of a Bells palsy attack. I was very self conscious of my appearance and even though I had to hold the paralyzed side of my face up to talk it was a night that I’ll never forget. The reception that I was blessed to receive that night from the Philly fans touched my heart and for that I will be forever indebted.

Q…Mt. Rushmore of Managers? Tough list to limit to say five people. The first one is easy. Bobby Heenan is the greatest pro wrestling manager who ever lived. After that it becomes a horse race between some damn, talented guys. Gary Hart, Jim Cornette, Paul Heyman, Freddie Blassie, Grand Wizard, Albano, JJ Dillon, Paul Bearer/Percy Pringle, Rock Hunter, Michael Hayes, Humperdink, and so many others not mentioned here. And yes, I can easily see the ‘manager’ role being reprised some day.

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

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  • tom

    no Jimmy Hart?

  • Mike

    No Johnny Polo?

  • Dangerous Lee

    No Vickie Guerrero?

  • Steve

    old school managers lee

  • Bogusstang

    No mr fuji. No shiek adnan al kasey. No slick. Who is rock hunter? By the way. The Rock concert was amazing. His charisma is mind boggling.

  • Noel

    Who is Rock Hunter? Never heard of him.

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