Source: The ProvinceThe Province has an interview with Jim Ross, who was promoting his one man show at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON tonight at 9:00pm. Here are a couple of highlights:
Who was more 'over' at their peak: Junkyard Dog in Mid-South or 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin in WWE:
"It's hard if you're quantifying raw numbers to say anyone was more popular at their zenith than 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin. No one sold more merchandise or tickets or pay-per-views than Steve. The thing with JYD was, he was the first African-American No. 1 babyface in a major territory … For black fans especially, he was such a groundbreaking force. There was a unique emotional relationship that Dog had with his audience. He gave a whole race their guy."
His favorite Owen Hart rib:
"I was having a long day in my make-shift office at an arena when I was in charge of the talent roster at WWE. I had an extended conversation with someone that was having substance-abuse issues; that was our suspicion. Owen saw that my door had been closed for several hours. (As I headed to the arena to commentate for the TV broadcast), I catch him coming down the hall, stumbling, bouncing off the walls. I get up close to him, he's got this white substance under his nose like he's been doing cocaine. Obviously, Owen was not a drug user at all. Long story short, he'd gone to the desert table at catering and got a powdered doughnut, trying to cheer me up and say, 'You had a rough day. A lot of us are appreciative of what you're trying to do to help guys.'"
RINGSIDE: An Evening With Jim Ross takes place tonight at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON at 9:00pm. You can purchase tickets for the show at this link.
Short URL: http://goo.gl/K0W5Q8
Another WWE Developmental Release, Randy Orton Vs. Seth Rollins Promo, The JBL & Renee Show
News And Notes From Mick Foley's "Cheap Pops" WWE Network Taping At Full Sail University
Three More WWE NXT Wrestlers Cut
TNA Impact Wrestling Results: Kurt Angle Defeated, Kong Vs. Terrell, Mickie James' Announcement
WWE Releases Two NXT Wrestlers
WWE Considering Releasing DVDs On Eric Bischoff, Lex Luger, The Dudley Boyz & Other Stars
Drew Galloway Talks About Going From WrestleMania To Smaller Crowds, Wrestling In Scotland
Kevin Nash Says Undertaker Almost Joined WCW In 2000, Scott Hall Rips Chris Jericho, More
Triple H Talks About The Notion That He Buries People, Common Misconceptions In Wrestling
Backstage Update On Daniel Bryan Being Injured, Possibly Missing WWE's Payback Pay-Per-View
** SPOILERS ** WWE NXT Tapings Airing In April And May
Top WWE Star Works With A Bad Fever, WWE Stockholder Meeting, Notes For Tonight's NXT Tapings