Jim Ross Talks Jericho This Monday, Heyman, Lesnar Return, Warrior - Nash & Phoneix - Handler Feuds
Source: JRSBARBQ.comJim Ross has posted his latest blog, here are some highlights:
What he expects from Chris Jericho on Monday: "I have no way of knowing but w/o saying a word he made an impact and created ample discussion last week in Memphis. What if Jericho decided to disrespect the live audience and the TV viewers again by NOT addressing them again this week? Would there be outrage, disgust or smiles?"
If Brock Lesnar will return this year: "Do I think that Brock Lesnar will return to WWE in 2012? Been asked many Brock questions since his retirement from UFC but this one seems to be the one most frequently posed. The answer is no. Lesnar's first appearance, if he even has one, should be at a Wrestlemania and this year's WM28 already has a headliner in @TheRock vs. @JohnCena plus Undertaker's Streak which I assume will also take place."
If Lesnar would have been as big a star in UFC without WWE: "Absolutely not. Establishing himself as a major star in WWE first immediately propelled Lesnar in UFC as a fighter that the hardcore MMA fans paid big money to see lose IE a natural born villain that was built organically. Brock also brought many wrestling fans to the PPV table for UFC which equated to large dollars. UFC losing Lesnar as a PPV selling attraction is a blow. "
On the Nash - Warrior feud: "Not sure what prompted it but they will likely NEVER have an official, physical confrontation. It did provide some entertaining exchanges during a slow news week."
On the Phoenix - Chandler feud: "Would I like to see Beth Phoenix 'wrestle' Chelsea handler? Nope. I would like to see Beth Phoenix wrestle in bouts longer than a commercial break though."
On why he worked so well with Paul Heyman: "Why did the broadcast team of JR and Paul Heyman work so well considering it seemed that the two of you did not like each other? @HeymanHustle and myself came from extremely diverse backgrounds but had many of the same philosophical concepts as it relates to the genre. At times during broadcasts, I did get legit angry with Paul and I'm sure that he did with me. However, our job was to further storylines, explain the reasons for the bouts, embellish the talents no matter if they were heroes or villains, and to add drama, humor, and unpredictability to the TV presentation. Egocentrically, I'd like to think that more often than not that we succeeded. Some of our work together in WCW was particularly volatile which added to a few otherwise lackluster bouts at times."
Much more is contained in JR's latest blog, you can check it out at this link.
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