Jim Ross has posted a new blog at JRSBARBQ.com Here are the highlights…
On Kevin Nash To WWE: Many are asking what the future holds for Kevin Nash. I have no idea and that's a question for Kevin but what ever it is won't include him being in any financial dilemmas or rehabs. Kevin was always a bright guy and an athlete who I enjoyed helping get noticed when we did our 'Wrestling with Jim Ross' radio show on AM750 WSB in Atlanta back in the early 90's. BTW Kevin was on the same high school all state basketball team in Michigan with Ervin 'Magic' Johnson. Could Nash finish up his wrestling career in WWE? Sounds possible to me but I'm not in that loop.
On Jerry Lawler: The King missed a rare, Monday night Raw this week from Manchester, England with a severe infection that came as a result of a knee injury. Jerry is getting a daily dose of antibiotics via an IV and hopes to be feeling better soon. He told me Monday that his knee felt better and that an expert physician in infections was addressing the King's condition. The King doesn't have staph infection as I understand it which is good news. Jerry is very resilient and I'm relatively confident that he will be back on the air when Raw does their three hour, Old School broadcast
On Mistakes Promoters Make: One of the biggest mistakes a promoter can make is to over think issues, storylines, etc. What makes for a big fight/event and for successful personal issues/TV storylines is telling an easy to understand story especially with the dearth of TV available to us all and with disposable income and one's time at a premium. Keep it simple and reinventing the wheel isn't necessary. A TV show only makes us a minuscule part of one's week and for a viewer to attempt to retain viable info on a convoluted story or issue is challenging at best.
On Mir vs. Lesnar: Man, is Frank Mir lobbying for another shot at Brock Lesnar or what? I don't expect to see Lesnar back in the Octagon until spring and many seem to want to see Brock fight Roy Nelson. The Mir fight would provide plenty of verbal fireworks in building the fight for UFC and perhaps some fans would pay to either see Lesnar destroy Mir in their 'rubber match' or perhaps some Kool Aid drinking, MMA 100% purists would pay to see Lesnar lose his second fight in a row.
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