Jim Ross Blogs - 'Taker Vs. Austin At 'Mania, Bragging Rights
On Bragging Rights: "Bragging Rights has an unpredictable air to it in my opinion. Wouldn't it be a shocker if Wade Barrett upset Randy Orton via John Cena assisting to become one of the most unlikely WWE Champions ever? That would certainly be a departure from the norm and launch a variety of potential, new storylines."
On his memories of Japan: "My first trip to Japan was memorable especially when one is traveling with Ric Flair and the Horsemen. Take my word for it, never a dull moment. Our Japanese hosts were gracious and let's just say that I met some very intriguing 'sponsors' during that week. I do remember getting a ride back to the hotel from a late night function in a Rolls Royce convertible that the driver and body guard insisted that we travel with the top down. That's what their boss wanted and I had no argument. Felt like I was in a scene from a Japanese produced episode of 'The Sopranos.'"
On Shawn Michaels: "Got a great call earlier this week from Shawn Michaels and we spent some time catching up on a variety of things. HBK is happy, healthy and not missing the wrestling business at this time. Shawn is busy working on a hunting show for the Outdoor Life Network, I think, that will likely begin airing next year. We discussed some upcoming hunts and yours truly night actually go on one of these taped hunts somewhere down the road. I might be better suited to be the camp 'cook' as my hunting skills aren't at the level of say a Brock Lesnar, Steve Austin, or Dusty Rhodes. But the 'camp fire' talk would be entertaining."
On Steve Austin vs. Undertaker down the line at Wrestlemania: "Speaking of Austin, some fans have emailed me and adamantly feel that the ideal match for the Undertaker to have at WM30 would be Austin vs. Taker. WM30?? Sounds provocative on paper but it's not going to happen. I'm much more interested in who Taker is going to face at WM27 which appears to be a wide open matter. Steve will generally always say the old wrestler cliché of "Never say never" when asked about another match but no one would be more shocked than me to ever see Austin don his tights again. What does he have left to prove plus Austin is well on his way to establishing himself in Hollywood as an action adventure movie star. Plus, would you really want Stone Cold to return to Wrestlemania and lose because the smart money is on Taker NEVER losing a Wrestlemania bout? And never means never."
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