Another stormy day here in Oklahoma as we are in Tornado Alley during the heart of Tornado Season. And we don't have a storm shelter. Go figure. Grills hot so let's rock.
Seems like the volume of selling case prices of our products continues to grow. People are either sharing cases, 12 bottles, with friends and family, and also using some of the product and giving bottles away as unique and thoughtful gifts.
With the case price of Jerky which gets you 48 bags with a one year shelf life you also get a free autographed, JR's Cookbook. And we ship it to you FREE in the USA.
Miami is among many cities being smart and working hard to romance WWE in hopes of hosting Wrestlemania 28 in 2012. The stadium in Miami is big time, I went to the OU-Miami college football game there last year, but how does one address tropical rain issues that might wreck havoc on WWE's biggest event of the year? This is far, far from my call but if it were I'm sticking with a domed stadium. Sorry, South Florida.
Amazing discussion virtually every where one looks on the net about the Daniel Bryan/Michael Cole dust up on NXT Tuesday night. Honesty, i feel that it helped both individual's persona's and will likely encourage fans to tune in again to see the follow up on the matter. I'm not so sure that I wouldn't have something occur Sunday in Detroit at the PPV to add a little fuel to the fire and if not there on Monday Night Raw in Toledo for sure. The end result is to first create awareness for the wrestler and then to further develop Cole's on air persona.
Yes, Raw is going to name a new GM this Monday night and even though my name has been one of many under internet consideration I can assure you that I have no plans whatsoever to be in Toledo Monday but rather will be watching Raw, as usual, in my La-Z-Boy in my living room in Norman. I hear by nominate US Champion Bret Hart for the task. Or Chelsea Handler. Or Joey Styles. Or The Fink.
Our personally autographed JR's Cookbook will make a great Father's Day gift and I will inscribe whatever one wants in your cookbook. We do the personalization and the shipping to you for only $19.88. It makes a personal, unique and cost efficient gift for under twenty bucks. These books have grilling and BBQ tips, easy to handle recipes, wrestling road stories, Top Ten lists, photos and much more. It is NOT just a cookbook.
With Daniel Bryan in limbo my new favorite on NXT is the same as the pros and that is Wade Barrett. Barrett seems to have 'it' and time will tell when Barrett realizes such and starts to elevate his in ring game. The Brit sure looks like a keeper to me.
Funny man Jon Lovitz is a well known ladies man in LA an he should be in BBQ heaven when he gets to interact with all the WWE Raw Divas. Bear with me here but I can honestly see Lovitz and Jillian creating a little electricity...stop laughing or rolling your eyes...love is blind. Just ask my wife. Hey, Lovitz worked with Rosie O'Donnell so why not Jillian Hall?
Got a cool email from the St. Louis Rams staffer who said he saw the #1 Draft Pick in this year's NFL Draft, QB Sam Bradford, eating JR's Beef Jerky at the Rams' facility recently. Sam used to come into our BBQ joint back in the day quite often. I'm also told that our Original BBQ Sauce is making a name for itself in the Rams camp. Now, how do I get in the other 30 teams.
Do Joey Styles and Michael Cole really not get along? Styles' Tweets would lead one to believe that they do not.
We're going to a Toby Keith charity fundraiser this weekend. Great event with all the funds raised going to Allie's House which is a children's cancer organization. Remember, don't drink and drive.
NFL players with multiple years left on massive contracts and who want to rework their deals or they won't come to practice make me ill. When do commitments stop becoming commitments? It's akin to wrestlers holding a gun to the heads of decision makers and getting big money for not even a part time schedule when they haven't earned it but get it because of the overall landscape of the market.
BBQ Chicken on the Grill tip of the day....warm the sauce in a sauce pan or in the microwave...brush it on the almost done chicken with about 2-3 minutes left in the grilling process and then use the rest of the warm sauce to dip your chicken in during the meal. Try it and get back to me. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised at how warming up the sauce adds to the flavor.
No...there is a misconception that I am 'gone' from WWE and that is not accurate. I am an employee in good standing, over 17 years, with the company and within a few days my new job description, etc will be established. At that point I can either commit and go kick ass in a new arena or I can say no thank you. I actually do have many interests within the biz that interest me other than announcing although that is my favorite thing to do professionally. Finding another Stone Cold or Rock is intriguing and challenging, for example. I am a major proponent of the developmental system within the business and feel it is the life blood for the long term future of wrestling. Even at 58, one finds it hard to leave 'the nest' especially if one helps build the nest.
Emailer asks why one of his favorites, Mark Mero, did not become a huge star in WWE. At one time there were certainly plans for that to happen. I think it was a variety of things, Mar's in ring persona, his ability or lack thereof to connect with the audience and the fact that his valet, Sable, took Mero out of the spotlight and Sable became a much bigger star.
Does any one else think that the UFC's 'The Ultimate Fighter' is missing something this season? It might be that one or two guys who simply have 'it' and are lightning rods in the house and at the dojo. I might be wrong but the show lacks 'magic' and doesn't feel as it's must see as in previous seasons have been to me. I still watch it every week any way but I don't rush to see the replay as I have in the past.
Remember that we ship to the Military via their APO boxes. Beef Jerky is a great item to ship to a solider as it provides them plenty of protein, is 97% Fat Free, and has a one year shelf life. Not to mention how well it fits in a backpack.
Somehow some fan equated that with Vince Russo moving to Nashville that fact would somehow restore my 'interest' in wrestling. After 36 years in all areas of the wrestling biz, my interest is just as strong regarding all phases of the product as it has ever been and perhaps even more so considering that I have been off the road full time since last October. It's hard to believe that I haven't called a match in 7 months. I'm still not sure what Russo's relocation has to do with my 'restoration' as he works for one company and I work for another and he specializes in one area of the biz and I another. There is another fallacy out there that I 'hate' Russo and that too isn't accurate. We get along just fine of which I am happy to say. Holding grudges isn't healthy...trust me.
Yes...we're still actively working on our book project....yes there is bona fide interest from a variety of major publishing houses, and no I do not plan on making it 'dirt laden' at this time. The goal would be to write a fun, entertaining, uplifting book and not a salacious, embarrassing tomb that could have adverse affects on many families.
Thanks for the business as it has been brisk. If you order today we will ship it out tomorrow. Keep us busy. Try the best BBQ sauces and Chipotle Ketchup available any where. Be the stars of your cookouts and family gatherings.
Be well and count your blessings. Thanks for stopping by.