Jim Ross: Flair Letting Loose, Original NWA Title Belt

Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights.

-Ross on Ric Flair's promo: "Was Ric Flair in vintage form Monday night or what? Where has that rendition of 'the greatest in ring performer ever' been? Of course, 'Naitch' has never left, has always been with us, and I am being a wise ass, but Monday night Flair went "old school" and was able to completely be his unedited, incomparable self. When talents are allowed to be extensions of their natural personalities sometimes one gets great results like we saw Monday night when Ric confronted HBK."


-Ross on Flair bringing the original NWA Title belt: "Flair brought the original NWA Title Belt to Raw as many of you saw and that piece of wrestling history is still as awe inspiring as it was the first time I saw it in person in 1974. Several WWE Superstars gathered around to actually get a close up look at history and, like young kids, wanted to touch the championship belt worn by Jack Brisco, Terry Funk, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes (Ric's first, in ring role model), Tommy Rich, Kerry Von Erich, and the Giant Baba. I'm probably leaving someone out, but you get the point."

-Ross on WWE Hall of Fame inductee Gordon Solie: "Gordon once described his own voice as '16 pounds of gravel' thanks to, I assume, genetics, Benson and Hedges Menthols, and a taste for vodka during an occasional happy hour, for which he was known. I was lucky enough to share some of those belly up to the bar moments with Gordon and I have tried to maintain that particular 'announcer's trait' that he mastered. I hope to be able to tell some great stories of my experiences with 'The Dean' on Saturday night, just as he would have wanted.