Jim Ross Blogs: The New Monday Night War, Blood, & More
By Ryan Clark | March 06, 2010
On the new Monday Night War: Lots of opinion on this matter and even more hype from some camps. As I have said, if this venture proves to be good for the fan base aka the consumers of the product then it will be a positive. One certainty is that this topic will be analyzed to death and will get wrestling internet coverage ala the network's coverage of elections. Everyone better get 'em some before Monday Night Football kicks off this fall.
On blood in wrestling: I don't yearn for it as some emailers do. I feel that in the world that we live in from a medical standpoint and information perspective that the blood element in pro wrestling simply needs to be carefully monitored. It also depends on the target demo that a wrestling promotion is seeking. Kids and family viewing would be different than it would be for a company seeking primarily young males IE 18-34.
On women's wrestling: Some emailers want to see women have a bigger, in ring role. I feel that athletically gifted, attractive women are certainly an asset to any wrestling company. However, the truth of the matter is that while the ladies can earn a decent living in the biz they will likely always be "attractions" and asked to contribute to the success of the brand in a support role.
Ironically I do feel that women's MMA has a chance to add a viable element to the presentation of Strikeforce.
On dream matches: I get asked a great deal about dream matches that I would have liked to have seen that did not occur. This is a really tough one to answer and needs ample time thought. Off the top of my head, I might suggest Austin vs. Goldberg when both were hot. That would have been a big time PPV if it wasn't mistakenly used on free TV first.
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