JR takes a look at the Legends of Mid South Wrestling DVD..UK Spoken Word Tour Update..Order JR's Products Online
Good Day/Evening all....thanks for stopping by and especially o those who support JR's products online at http://www.wweshop.com and in Manchester, England at http://www.americansoda.co.uk. Let's Grill...Big PPV weekend with UFC on Saturday night and WWE Payback from Chicago on Sunday evening. Add in the NHL's Stanley Cup and Game 5 of the NBA Finals and it's going to be wall to wall sports and entertainment at our house.The Legends of Mid South Wrestling DVD which will be released by WWE on September 10 is eagerly anticipated by many including yours truly. It's where many of us got our start in the business under the watchful eye of the brilliant and often times bombastic Cowboy...Bill Watts. The Chapter headings include:The BeginningsTed DiBiase (Ted became a master craftsman in Mid South)The Junkyard Dog (Biggest star ever in the territory)The Rat Pack (An Amazing Faction)Traveling the Territory (Talents averaged appx 2000 miles per week driving) The Midnight Express vs. the Rock 'n Roll Express Rivalry (A tag team clinic)Rookie HBK learning from the veterans (Shawn Michaels 1st territory)Terry Taylor's quest to beat Ric Flair for the NWA Title (underrated rivalry)Muhammad Ali in Mid South (The "Greatest" created a lifetime of memories in a week)DiBiase become a fan favorite (The more one is hated, the more one can be loved)Mid South goes National (It wasn't for long but it was memorable)Hacksaw Jim Duggan (Carried the territory after JYD left..legit stud..serious, ass kicker)The Fabulous Freebirds (Loved to be detested..no 3 man unit ever better)Terry 'Bam Bam' Gordy (Greatest teenage wrestler I ever saw..a prodigy) The One Man Gang (HUGE star w/ General Scandor Akbar..HOF level Super Heavyweight)Dr Death (Doc grew up in Mid South..became a beast...was like family to many of us)I will have a list of many of the matches that will be included on this long awaited DVD in the next few days. I plan on watching an advance copy of the DVD in the next couple of weeks. There's tons of rare footage that never aired, either at all on TV or in its entirety, that will be featured on the DVD including me (long before the black hat days) attending a Muslim church service in Los Angeles as a guest of the great Muhammad Ali. WWE Home Video personnel did hours of interviews with many of the stars who appear on the DVD who all tell their stories of their experiences wrestling in one of the most physically demanding territories ever in the business. I voiced over several matches that never aired on TV including a 40+ minute classic between Flair and Taylor for the NWA Title in the Super Dome in New Orleans. Terry tells a great, behind the scenes story regarding the one and only "Naitch" that you will love. When wrestlers talk about competing in a snug or stiff IE physical fashion one of the great examples of such is a bloodbath I called between Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Mad Dog Buzz Sawyer from the downtown, Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans. Many younger fans likely won't have a clue as to how significant Mid South Wrestling was in the history of the pro wrestling business but they will hopefully check out this DVD which is loaded with historic information, memorable moments and, seemingly, countless, future Hall of Fame talents.In many ways, Mid South Wrestling was 'extreme' long before ECW coined the phrase. Tickets for my first ever, one man Spoken Word tour coming to the UK in late August are still available but I'm happy to say that they are selling rapidly including all the VIP seats, that include a private meet/greet along with an autograph and photo session, are sold out in London and Manchester. Ticket info can be found at this link, http://psievents.eventbrite.com/This will mark the first time that I've ever traveled to Cardiff or Glasgow which is especially exciting. We are on target to sell out all four venues. of which I am grateful. Great time of the year to stock up on JR's products and grill away. Easy online ordering from WWEShop.com and from americansoda.co.uk. I'll put all our products up against any brand including our Chipotle Ketchup and Main Event Mustard which is a Jalapeno honey mustard and both are big league. If you've never tried our 5 flavors of 97% Fat Free Beef Jerky then you don't know what you're missing. Our All Purpose Seasoning/Dry Rub is pure money and is perfect to use as the only seasoning you need on burgers, chicken, steak, sea food and vegetables...especially those prepared on your grill. Thanks for your support and I'll be back soon with some Payback predictions for Sunday's WWE PPV and the Q&A's are updated here as well. Boomer Sooner!J.R.