Big few days in OKC with the NCAA Division 1 National Wrestling Tournament in town which will air on ESPN. Heading up soon to catch up with Jerry Brisco of WWE to watch the kids he's been recruiting. in the meanwhile, we're burning daylight...
The recent Live Nation Press release regarding my two shows coming up in New Orleans during WrestleMania week at the French Quarter House of Blues contained the wrong date. My shows are on THURSDAY APRIL 3 at 6:30 and 9:30 pm. Tickets are still available at the box office and ticketmaster.com. We'll have a great time, have some laughs, tell plenty of stories and most of all get you involved with your No Holds Barred Questions and Answers. The VIP meet and greets with autograph and photo ops are right after both shows. Several wrestling personalities are coming, or so they say, so it should be an all star group of folks at both shows. We will also have JR's products at the Merch stand there as well. I hope you join me and, again, the correct date is THURSDAY APRIL 3.
Anxious to see how the two hour pre game show for WM30 turns out. I think the pre and post game shows can be a legit asset for WWE if they are smartly produced and the talents step up and deliver provocative content. The upside of these programs are limitless.
One of the great old school wrestling villains passed away this week as Lorenzo Parente who I first saw in the 60's on Lee Roy McGuirk's Championship Wrestling was a true wrestling heel who was rugged and believable. Parente had a great series of matches for theh NWA Junior Heavyweight Title vs the Legendary Dan Hodge.
The WWE has gold a magnificent Daniel Bryan/HHH/WWE Title scenario story. Now the challenge is to get other story lines at or near the same level. The history of any WrestleMania is that most cards are essentially a 2-3 bout show and the best one's are where a non main line, main event match over delivers and steals the show. Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle is a good example of such. The early Money in the Bank Ladder matches fit that description as well.
Getting great feedback on the current Ross Report airing on podcastone.com and iTunes with Mick Foley guesting. We had a great, informal conversation that was very interactive and entertaining. A friend told me yesterday it was the best Foley interview that he ever heard. I did get 'scolded' but a couple of folks on Twitter @JRsBBQ for interrupting Mick to either add to his point or to ask a follow up question.Tha's my interview style....to get you as much content as I can and to not give any guest the floor for long filibusters on a single topic. Mick was a great sport and we covered a lot of territory. Download it for free now.
Would love to do a Evening with Jim Ross Show in Toronto on Friday May 9 which is the night before the ROH-New Japan event there IF we can find the right venue. That's TBD and we're running out of time.
My first FoxSports.com WrestleMania piece will go live this Tuesday at foxsports.com. Its the first of a three parter that I think most fans will enjoy.
We're actively trying to find retail outlets for JR's products and if you have any leads or viable ideas pass them along to me at Contact US on the home page of our site.
Q&A's updated here. BTW our site is currently undergoing a facelift which wouldn't hurt yours truly either. Stay tuned for the site...not me.
Ordering JR's products online is easy by using wweshop.com, americansoda.co.uk and beyondtheropes.co.uk.
podcasttees.com has a wide variety of JR's T shirt ready to ship to you any where you live and in all sizes. Our event shirt is specially priced at only $12.99
Have a great day and doing something nice for someone that you don't know. Amazing how good that will make you feel.