Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are some highlights:
–What is the ‘Celeb Wing’ of the WWE HOF? I’ve always viewed it as a honorary award. It should not be compared to the standard, WWE HOF induction. For example, to ask how Drew Carey can be in the HOF and Randy Savage is not isn’t an extremely bright question. One has zero to do with the other. Comparing celebs and tradition wrestlers/wrestling personalities is like comparing apples to oranges.
–Who are two WWE superstars who seem to be catching on? Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler are both evolving nicely. I also think Jack Swagger has unlimited potential. In the territory days, these three would be prime examples of athletes who would earn success for a few years in various territories before being brought to WWE. The system has changed but taking time to evolve hasn’t. Many fans have no patience and many talents don’t put in the extra work in and out of the ring to get to the next level. These talents do and will be main event stars at some point unless injuries or other issues arise.
–Best super heavyweight ever? Obviously, Andre the Giant is in every conversation but Andre was most effective when he was seen less and kept as an ‘attraction.’ Yokozuna, at 500+ pounds, wrestled a regular schedule and had uncanny timing and agility for a man his size. Yoko would get my nod as the best super heavyweight I ever saw taking into consideration that Andre was an ‘attraction’ wrestler. If Yoko could have controlled his legendary eating habits and maintained better health his accomplishments would be even more extraordinary. Yoko left us much too young.
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