Finally Fall is in the air in Oklahoma and we appreciate you taking the time to drop by and pay us a visit. The fire's hot so let's cook.....
To the best of my knowledge, Steve Austin has not been officially scheduled to appear on an upcoming Raw as has been reported elsewhere. Steve is preparing to film another movie in Vancouver soon that will take him into December. At that time I assume he will head to his Texas ranch for some R&R and to celebrate the holidays. Jan and I hope to visit Steve and his crew at the Broken Skull Ranch in late December or early January. BTW Steve's latest movie 'Hunt to Kill' is out next week on DVD and it's a cool, kick ass movie that I really enjoyed. I think that you will too especially if you like to see Stone Cold kick the bad guy's butt. Good storyline/script that makes for some stout action/adventure.
Enjoyed seeing Lita make her cameo on Raw Monday night. She was one of the all time great Divas in WWE and I can still vividly remember her job interview in my WWE office many years ago. I assume she will not come back to WWE full time but, as a fan of her work, it would be nice to see her back for a short run. I think that the team of Trish & Lita vs. Lay Cool, for example, would be a really nice attraction type bout at WM27. Just an idea.
Many thanks for the awesome suggestions re: our book concept. I'm pitching an idea of writing about the 25 most intriguing/interesting people that I've worked with and known in wrestling since breaking in the biz in 1974. Take a look at the Q&A section at some of the suggestions folks have provided. BTW we can't get too many good ideas.
Mick Foley has written yet another entertaining book, 'Countdown to Lockdown.' It's available now and I really enjoyed it. I thought Mick really overachieved on his latest literary efforts based on what I perceived the book to be about before reading it. Mick is a genius at engaging his audience and I have actually read 'Countdown' twice. It will be fun to see Mick on HLN Friday night with the talented and funny Joy Behar. Some day it would be great to possibly have Mick as a panelist on the Legends of Wrestling Roundtable discussions.
Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV video report of Bruno Sammartino returning to his home town in Italy was really an amazing piece of journalism. Great story for sure and a must see. It's all over the 'net and I encourage you to check it out. Bruno is a class act and considered by many, especially those who have lived in the Northeast most of their lives, to be the greatest, pro wrestler of all time. Certainly Bruno's main event longevity, productivity and tenure in a demanding territory will never be forgotten or likely surpassed. Cowboy Bill Watts raves about Bruno, the man, and Watts doesn't dish out compliments for the hell of it.
Idea....take Campbell's Chunky Vegetable Beef soup, or the soup of your choice, and while warming it up in a sauce pan add, to taste, some of our Chipotle Ketchup. It will do you well in your future eating endeavors. Same goes for canned or homemade chili. I use the Chipotle Ketchup in canned Turkey Chili and it's of the main event level.
Speaking of great tasting stuff, our new, JR's Main Event Mustard will be available in a few weeks. It is a delicious, Honey Mustard with a hint of Jalapeño that has NO fat, NO cholesterol, and 1 gram of carbs. I just had some on a turkey wrap and it rocked. Watch for it here in our website store.
For a quick football read, please check out http://ouinsider.com/news/story.php?article=5262.
Another foodie idea, this week I mixed some of our Original BBQ Sauce with our Hot BBQ Sauce and brushed the mix on some grilled chicken breasts, of the Dolly Parton variety, and WOW! It was like having a 3rd BBQ Sauce. It's never too cold to grill at our house but our sauces can be used in the oven via broiling or baking and as mentioned in dishes prepared on the stove top. Remember this tip....if you brush our sauce on chicken breasts, for example, first warm the sauce up in a sauce pan as it will enhance the flavor and make your chicken in this case much, much better. Warm sauce usually tastes better than cold sauce.
One of the book suggestions that I have received most frequently are from folks wanting me to write about Owen Hart. He will likely make the proverbial 'cut.' I have many, many wonderful memories of Owen. Indeed he left us all way too early. I wonder how many prank phone calls Owen's made to God up in Heaven?
An emailer asked me if Jim Cornette was 'acting' on a recent video rant that, for the record, I have not seen. My educated guess regarding JC's video rant is that he was not acting but simply being his uniquely bombastic self. Corney has strong opinions on many subjects but none more passionate than his thoughts about the wrestling biz. Jim Cornette was one of my favorite all time, broadcast partners but the two of us would be WAY too Southern for any wrestling promotion to pair up today. Plus, neither of us are what one might consider 'hip' and everyone knows that being 'hip' is where it's at.
Head over to http://www.wwe.com and look under WWE News for the latest Ross Report.
We've had a solid week of business here on the website with packages starting at under $10 plus shipping and handling. Our new JR's Beef Jerky has more product now than the old packaging and now comes in resealable zip lock bags. It's 97% Fat Free too which makes for a great snack.
Bottom line is that I hope that you will consider us for some of your holiday shopping as the holidays will be upon us imminently.
To address several emails that I have received on the matter, as best that I know I will not be a part of the three, hour Raw coming up on November 15 that will have an old timer, legends theme. I wasn't a part of Raw in 1993 and I'm not even sure when I made my first announcing appearance on the Monday night cable staple. Nonetheless I am more than happy to watch this show from home and hope that all the Legends who do appear have fun and enjoy themselves. I assure you that many of the 'stars of today' can learn a great deal from the Legends. Hopefully, the young wannabes will be paying attention.
Follow me on Twitter @JRsBBQ. We want to be at 100,000 plus by the new year.
Big sports weekend for yours truly....heading to Texas A&M and traveling with the Sooner team on Friday for Saturday night's Big 12 showdown with the Aggies on Fox Sports Southwest at 6 p.m. central. Then Sunday we're attending the OKC Thunder-Boston Celtic NBA game at the OKC Arena formerly known as the Ford Center. My pal Sean Grande is the radio voice of the Celitcs...this generations 'Johnny Most' who was one of the most amazing radio voices in all of sports back in the day for the Celts. Just so you will know, I will be doing the play by play for both live events that I will attend this weekend, in my head, and for my listening pleasure only. Taking the broadcaster out of the game is one thing but taking the game out of the broadcaster is another story.
Keep those orders coming and always remember how much we appreciate your support of our website. Business has picked up! Thanks.