Jim Ross has a new blog entry up at JrsBarBQ.com. Highlights are below.
On Chuck Liddell: It was tough watching Chuck Liddell get TKO'ed in the first round Saturday night in Montreal on the UFC PPV. I have huge respect for Liddell who was one of the primary individuals who motivated me to want to watch MMA from the early days. Chuck is a true warrior and I hope that he doesn't put himself back in the octagon for "one more fight" so he can end his career "the right way." Chuck's legacy is in tact and fighting again and either losing again or not fighting like the old, Chuck Liddell won't do Chuck any favors. My hats off to Chuck Liddell and I thank him for helping make me a huge UFC/MMA fan.
On upcoming WWE tours: The upcoming Fall tours by WWE in Europe entitled "The Rest in Peace Tour" and "The DX Reunion Tour" are NOT retirement tours. When any major star such as HBK or the Undertaker finally decides to hang 'em up don't you think that WWE will make a HUGE deal out of it just as they should? This announcement won't come courtesy of a ring announcer as part of his obligatory announcements at a live event somewhere on the road.
On Jim Cornette's new book: Jim Cornette and Tim Ash have put together one of the finest, full color wrestling books that I have ever dreamed of reading. It's entitled, "The Midnight Express and Jim Cornette 25th Anniversary Scrapbook" which features HUNDREDS of full color photos, stories of the road in amazing detail, pay stubs, DAILY documentation of MX's amazing career in ALL the territories including the outcome and intriguing details of 100's of matches with which they competed, and without question as detailed information as ANY wrestling book that I have ever seen in my life. If you are an old school wrestling fan, this book is a "MUST READ" and I rarely use those terms and this is not hyperbole. This book is amazingly unique and any one who considers themselves to be a fan of the genre, past or present should check this one out. I am under the understanding that orders can be accepted as of April 24 at Jim Cornette.com and autographed copies by JC, Dennis Condrey, Bobby Eaton, and Stan Lane will be available too....while they last. Do not delay on this one or you will regret it. Simply said.... buy this book if you want to relive the past, better understand the business, and to educate yourself in a way that many never dreamed possible. On a scale of 1-10, this book is a 12. As the late, great WWE HOF'er Ernie Ladd would say, "Case Closed."
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