JR Speaks On The Royal Rumble, Jericho/Rourke & More
By Shawn Moniz | January 29, 2009
Thanks to Mother Nature it took me "only" 14 hours to eventually fly from Indianapolis to Oklahoma City via Dallas in one of my more forgettable travel days in years. So, because I can't find Dr. Phil's cell number I will therapeutically blog. Here goes...
Royal Rumble Highlight Of The Night:
The highlight of the Royal Rumble was seeing RVD's wife Sonja who looked absolutely amazing especially in light that she just finished several weeks of chemotherapy in her battle with cancer. I am so thankful that Sonja, with her husband's support, is winning her fight with the Big "C" as this native Oklahoma lass is one of the nicest wrestler's wives in the business.
Royal Rumble Match Of The Night:
Speaking of the Rumble, I especially enjoyed the Rumble match when it got down to the last 6-8 men. Just prior to that it was almost impossible to keep up with the happenings as there were just so many men in the ring at the same time. The last few minutes of the Rumble match told a viable story and, along with RVD being a surprise entrant, was the highlight of the annual 30 man match in my eyes.
A friend sent me a link to something some idiot said about me essentially saying that I only went to see the film "The Wrestler" because WWE management told me to. That's one of the more stupid things I have read in a while. The Mrs and I watched the movie twice, at home on a DVD provided to me, if it matters. I still plan on going to see "The Wrestler" at a theater to enjoy it in that atmosphere as well and I encourage any fan to check out this compelling drama.
Micky Rourke/Chris Jericho:
Mickey Rourke seems like a likable guy as depicted on The Larry King Show on CNN this week. I caught the replay while in Indianapolis and was entertained by Rourke's laid back banter and mild rebuttal to Chris Jericho as the two of them discussed various possibilities at Wrestlemania 25. If Rourke and Jericho were ever to meet in a wrestling ring, I wonder how many die hard wrestling fans would boo the Golden Globe winning actor and cheer the controversial Jericho? Second question is, does it matter if there is a backside every 18"?
Hall Of Fame:
There are lots of rumors floating around about who's being inducted in the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame class in Houston especially who's inducting who, etc. I mentioned this recently on one of our blogs and that is if you have a chance to be there live I strongly urge you to do so. I will leave it at that right now. I think this is going to be a truly extraordinary night for more than just the obvious reasons that it is the WWE HOF Induction Ceremony. BTW the HOF event has already exceeded last year's event headlined by Ric Flair as it relates to dollars of tickets sold. Saturday night April 4 is the date with, I think, a 6 p.m. start.
Umaga returns to Friday Night Smackdown this week which will add an addition spark to the broadcast. It also appears that Matt Hardy likely will be joining the SD roster which adds much needed, main event depth to the show as well.
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