Jim Ross Blogs: Brock Lesnar-WWE, SD! To SyFy, Eve Torres
By Ryan Clark | April 14, 2010 |
On Brock Lesnar: Intriguing statement made by Brock Lesnar regarding WWE earlier this week. I don't think that anyone should expect Lesnar to competitively step back in a WWE ring while he is still competing in UFC and if did it would surprise me. I can see Lesnar easily pulling off a Guest Host shot on Raw around the time that Brock's book comes out which I assume is later in 2010. After Brock calls it a career in UFC, which I also don't see for a while, it's within the realm of possibility that he could do a 'one off' bout in WWE likely at a Wrestlemania. This is not likely, in my opinion, for a few years so let's not start the dialog about Atlanta and who Lesnar 'might' wrestle in the Georgia Dome. That's just not going to happen in my eyes. We are making plans now to attend Brock's July 3 fight against Shane Carwin in Las Vegas which will likely be a war. I do know that the more the fans in attendance boo Lesnar the more it gets him going. How do you think that Brock was received in Iowa City back in the day when Minnesota came calling to wrestling the Hawkeyes?
On Smackdown Moving To SyFy: Big news that Smackdown is moving to cable this fall on Syfy and leaving MyNetwork TV. There's lots of industry speculation that MyNetwork TV may be on shaky ground and if so, that;s reason enough for WWE to move Friday Night Smackdown, starring Matt Striker and Todd Grisham, to another of their strategic partner's networks. This move is great for Syfy which averages under a one rating point whereas Smackdown should garner well above the network norm. I do not know the availability of Syfy on all cable systems but we have it here on Cox Cable in HD even. I can't recall seeing Syfy too often on hotel TV systems but that's not a hill to die on when looking at the big picture. It seems as if WWE would attempt to have a presence on broadcast TV via local syndication so that 100% of their content isn't strictly on cable or satellite. I'm not in the loop and my opinion is just that, my take on the matter.
On Maria's Debut Album: A friend told me recently that former WWE Diva Maria's new CD was excellent and that Maria was so dedicated to her music career that she financed the project herself. I admire that dedication and encourage all fans to check out Maria's work which, I think, is available on ITunes. Maria is a wonderful spirit and I really enjoy her work on 'Celebrity Apprentice.' Any one who can spend time with Donald Trump comes out the better for it. I have always found Donald to be a helluva guy with amazing perception and vision and it's obvious that he's a brilliant man. One terrific marketer and promoter.
On Eve Torres: Congrats to Eve Torres on winning the Womens Title on Raw Monday night in London. Eve is a helluva athlete and a tough woman. She trains at a Gracie Academy and actually dates one of the Gracie's. The Gracie family are generally considered the founding family of MMA.
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