Jim Ross Blogs: Wade Barrett, NXT Names, Kaval, More
On Wade Barrett Winning NXT: No surprise that Wade Barrett won NXT Tuesday night live in Dallas. Looked like about 10,000 in the AAC. Just as an interested bystander, I would like to see William Regal mentor Barrett at the outset. Something about that pairing that intrigues me. Barrett has the look of a young Billy Robinson one of the all time badass hookers who trained in Wigan and who once wrestled the legendary wrestler Jack Brisco all night in an Australian hotel room.
On Some Of The NXT Names: Some of the names the NXT rookies have been anointed with are eye brow raisers like Curt Hennig's son Joe is now going to be called McGillicutty. Help me with this one. I understand protecting one's intellectual property but McGillicutty? Wasn't that Lucille Arnez's maiden name on 'I Love Lucy?' Bottom line is if the kid is any where close to his dad he can be called any thing he wants. Note from Ryan Clark: JR is spot on with that statement. Me and a few co-workers were shocked last night when they didn't use the Hennig last name.
On Kaval: Kaval has unique skills and is hungry for success, that I know. If he doesn't make it in WWE he should go to Hollywood and use those pipes of his in animated films. Being mentored however by Layla and Michelle McCool will be different. Note from Ryan Clark: Kaval w/ LayCool has to be some sort of rib.
On A New Project: It looks like WWE has lined up a really cool, THQ video game for me to work on and that I will likely be broadcasting along side the King in the game where Legends compete with active Superstars. I'm not sure of the release date or the creative details, etc but the concept, as explained to me, was really cool. I hope to begin my voice overs in the next week or two. We're burning daylight on this one and need to get rocking. I'm ready!