Source: JR's BBQ
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with his latest blog. Here are some highlights:
Working with Paul Heyman: "I felt that Paul Heyman was on the money in his aforementioned Twitter rant. Paul likely did not give himself enough credit for the natural talent that he has and that I saw in him when he was a 23 year old in WCW with who most management people did not want to work. Paul could be caustic, abrasive, and hard to work with for some but I saw a natural born antagonist/talker and pushed strongly for Paul to become my partner in Atlanta for Turner's organization.
"Were there days that I questioned my decision? Absolutely. However, great talkers and TV villains aren't easily manufactured, if at all, and the life long fan and student of the business and I had a combustible team that was, hopefully, fun to listen to back in the day.
"Yes, there were days in WCW that Heyman legitimately drove me borderline insane and truly tested my patience but what we documented on the air was a unique dynamic that, by and large, isn't provided in today's marketplace."
Brock Lesnar performing in WWE and fighting in the UFC: "What would I think of Brock Lesnar attempting to become a 'two sport' guy and perform in WWE and fight in UFC at the same time frame? I'd suggest that it would be ill advised and that it can't be done on the highest level of each genre in an efficient manner. Obviously, a person could do it, theoretically, and enhance his earnings over the short haul but it seems as if it would be too taxing an issue on one's body to attempt such a feat. I have no idea is that idea is even on Lesnar's radar but we've gotten the question here a great deal. I'm not in touch with Brock and haven't been for years so my take on the matter is merely one man's opinion."
Randy Orton's suspension: "Amazed at the amount of questions we have received on Twitter @JRsBBQ regarding Randy Orton's 60 suspension from WWE for a 2nd violation of WWE's Wellness Policy. Not too sure what there is to not understand ... Bottom line is that the business as always been about such things as 'when one door closes, another door opens' and that 'being in the right place at the right time' and both are still valid and viable in today's ever changing world and that includes sports entertainment."
Message to websites: "I expect various wrestling websites to reprint parts of this blog and only wish more of them would follow the lead of the minority and let fans know that we have a business we are attempting to build at wweshop.com/Category/JimRoss."
Much more is contained in JR's latest blog, including his thoughts on Damien Sandow, talent needing to step up, if he watched Impact and much more. You can check out the full entry by clicking here. And don't forget to order some of JR's BBQ Sauce, which is great for the kitchen and the grill, at WWEShop.com by clicking here :).