JR Discusses Who’s Missing From The WWE Hall Of Fame, The Problem With Today’s Young Talent, His Dream Matches, More

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

-”Who should be in the WWE HOF?” How do I honestly answer that question other than to provide an opinion which automatically begins debate over someone’s favorite that I didn’t mention? It’s the old damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario. 

I do know that I fully understand that the ‘celebrity wing’ of the WWE HOF is some what ‘honorary’ and media related as in garnering publicity, etc. I completely separate the two induction distinctions but many do not. For example, “How can Drew Carey be in the WWE HOF and Randy Savage isn’t?” Carey is in that ‘honorary’ wing of which Savage would not be a part of when Randy finally does get inducted. One has nothing to do with the other.

-“Will Andy Kaufman ever be inducted into the WWE HOF?” Hard to say but I could see that happening. Certainly if Andy were still alive it would be a no brainer and I don’t mean to sound crass. Kaufman brought a great deal of attention to wrestling via his issue with Jerry Lawler on the David Letterman Show, etc and by being the “Intergender Wrestling Champion.” Apparently ‘Man on the Moon’ the film about Kaufman starring Jim Carrey with The King and yours truly with a bit part must have been airing recently as I’ve gotten lots of feedback on it from fans who had previously not seen the Milos Foreman film. BTW Lance Russell, another HOFer in my eyes, did the ring announcing in the movie and I did Lance’s role. Don’t ask me how that made sense but we all did as directed and had fun doing it.

-”What is one thing that is missing w/ some of today’s young wrestlers?” They aren’t hungry enough or willing to challenge a top star for their spot on the roster. Too many talents are content to not make ‘waves’ and to live quietly and somewhat financially comfortable within their comfort zones. I can assure you that the comfort zone complex is the kiss of death in most organizations and businesses and is not  exclusive to sports entertainment. 

-What’s my favorite ‘dream match’ or matches I’d like to see in their prime? Austin vs. Flair, HBK vs. Jack Brisco, HHH vs. Harley Race, Dan Hodge vs Kurt Angle,  Rock vs. Roddy Piper, John Cena vs. Terry Funk, Undertaker vs. Bruiser Brody…for starters.

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  • monty

    to be honest my dream match is one more match from HBK maybe against rock but you know what i was really impressed by ziggler and i hope vince gives him his chance to make it to the top. Ziggler has the most potential, ziggler vs orton again at wrestlemania this time maybe few minutes longer

    other than that undertaker vs hbk one more time
    austin i think will have few matches
    HHH vs undertaker 3 needs something special

    this wrestlemania i want to see a great matchup y2j vs cm punk and hopefully d.bryan vs celtic warrior would be atleast decent

  • havoc525

    I like his take on younger talent. Someone like Hawkins, or JTG, on that “waiting to be fired” list should take a chance one night. Literally interrupt a segment with a Cena or an Orton, and go off. Blur the lines, but risk it. Best set for Raw. You know it’ll either get you fired, or get you noticed.

    • jdl

      So, you want someone like Hawkins or JTG… two workers who we know can't cut promos very well to interrupt another worker? That wouldn't be "taking a chance", they'd be stopped before they could even hit the curtain, fired immediately and then tossed out of the arena.

      If they were to "take a chance" then they should do it by going out there and putting on such an incredible match that people stand up and take notice. That said JTG is a mediocre worker and Hawkins is nothing special.

      • Maze

        I agree with you on that, but they also have to go to the office and tell them they want to do more to improve their character and ask for a push. If the they sit back then they will fizzle out. Zack Ryder is a perfect example of what you do to elevate your career.

    • Dangerous Lee

      Yes because wrestling isreal and wrestlers can interrupt one another anytime they like….

  • Mike L

    Undertaker Vs. Sting, Kurt Angle Vs. Bret Hart and The Rock Vs. Shawn Michaels are mine. I was hoping they would do Sheamus Vs. CM Punk at Mania this year, with Taker Vs. Jericho. But I’m gonna complain about the card we’re (probably) going to get. It looks great.

  • Oldfanmike

    Austin vs funk or orton vs ddp

  • Wwe4L76

    Would love to see Benoit in the HOF.

  • Thumpa

    Mine would be Eddie vs Punk :)

  • bear

    Benoit in HOF just NEVER gonna happen and rightly so – just give it up!!!

    • Amber

      Benoit was still a great wrestler. We can't take that away from him.