JR Discusses The Weak Crowd At Hell In A Cell, What Caused WCW’s Downfall, More

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

Unique crowd in Atlanta on Sunday and not the typical Hotlanta grouping. Either we did not provide what they wanted to see or they, as a group, didn’t connect to the show. Nonetheless, for me it is always good to work in a city where I enjoyed living for so long and in a market that has created so many memories for yours truly. 

For the record, many blue suit wearing, phony smiling, corporate types who never respected the genre when we were together at WCW aren’t on the list of good memories. Former Turner ‘executive,’ and I use that term loosely, Bill Shaw once told me that ”Donald Duck” could broadcast a wrestling match. 

WCW going belly up wasn’t a one man fiasco but a team effort within the ivory towers of the CNN Center from ignorant people who did not respect the product.

Three man announce teams such as we utilized at HIAC can be ‘busy’ but I thought we pulled it off well thanks to the efforts of @MichaelCole, who does all the traffic control, and the unique personality of @JCLayfield. It was a challenging night at ringside, as it always is, but I hope that those that listened to the commentary enjoyed what we attempted to provide which was merely some entertaining moments to compliment what you were seeing on the TV screen.

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

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  • XKonn247

    Do you think people who were in attendance thought they were loud? I’ve found with tapings in England we blow the roof off and pop for every move but it doesn’t come across that way on TV.

  • Kleck

    Enjoy it while lasts

  • Phill

    WWE do not respect the product or the fans right now JR.

  • AnacondaVise

    Half the crowd was probably wondering who they guy in the ring is with Punk and why do people keep calling him Goldberg?