Beautiful day in Norman, Oklahoma with temps in the 60's. WWEShop.com is still offering 10% off with a $60 purchase on all JR's products. Our business at Norman's Homeland stores has had a significant upturn this year too. Our family brand is growing and we thank all of you that have become customers. And, now....(drum roll)....Random Thoughts
Answered the questions that made the 'cut' on our Q&A section of this site. Please check them out. The more succinct the question the better. Seems that many are looking at the archived section of the Q&A's so that they don't duplicate others. I'm happy to try and answer or address all your questions and will be the first to tell you that if I don't know the answer that's the way that it is. Plus, some trolling for 'dirt' likely won't find it here as I don't want to offend other sites with gimmick infringement.
Over hyped, online headline grabber of the week "When was JR informed that he was needed for Monday Night Raw." That's compelling stuff. It wouldn't have matter to me if I had been informed Monday morning. I still feel that I could come off the bench, so to speak, and do what ever WWE needed as it relates to verbal matters.
Great seeing @TheTommyDreamer Monday in Philly. Tommy aka 'Big Beefy' was a hard working, honest, loyal guy when he helped us in Talent Relations. Tommy was a great overachiever who rivals Diamond Dallas Page for that distinction in my eyes. Both had/have passion, work ethic and were/are immensely dedicated to their craft. BTW those traits work in any vocation or field for the record.
If @AdrianPeterson doesn't win the @NFL MVP Award this year then the league should banish the award to 'Parts Unknown.'
I'm so excited to be joining Mean Gene Okerlund @Jerry Lawler in Milwaukee on Friday February 22 for a special Q&A oriented "Tales of the Road" show. This will be a first time ever event and I guarantee a uniquely, entertaining evening.
@americansoda is awaiting another shipment of JR's products that should arrive in England soon. They have also placed JR's products in some of their American Candy stores in the UK. We are going to have a big year with our business partners in the UK with some major announcements upcoming.
Many are asking about the return of the Undertaker as mentioned by HHH Monday Night on Raw. "Not seeing the last of the Deadman" can mean a variety of things, one can assume. In my perfect world it would be Taker vs _________ at WrestleMania 29 where "The Steak" would extend to 21-0. For some Twitter followers who are seemingly hell bent on Taker losing at WrestleMania, I'd be reluctant for them to handle my taxes. It makes zero sense for "The Steak" to ever die, in my humble opinion.
The addition to Big E Langston is significant, especially, for @HeelZiggler notwithstanding @WWEAJLee. I've seen a lot of Big E in NXT and he's a physical beast with uncanny natural strength and surprising agility for a 280 pounder. "E" is no Clydesdale and his football background has enhanced Langston's athleticism. Aside from @TheMarkHenry, Langston is likely the strongest man on any WWE roster. As I have said here on multiple times, I'd suggest that you keep an eye on Big E Langston whose upside is significant. But, as always, "Potential will only buy the groceries for so long."
Seeing these young talents evolve in NXT is so rewarding to me. It's much more enjoyable for me to invest my time, at this point in my career, with the youngsters in NXT than it is to battle TSA, etc and travel weekly doing #WWE TV.
Sign of the times in today's grappling world...a talent's mustache makes headlines and accomplishes the coveted, Twitter trending. @CodyRhodesWWE has all it takes to be a huge star, mustache or not. Thank Goodness Cody got his good looks from his Mama. Cody will be a fan favorite down the road and one of distinction.....if you will.
@WWESheamus continues to get more and more popular the old fashion way...hard work...doing things the right way...no shortcuts...and by being $2 steak tough. For any talent administrator, having more men, and women for that matter, with the character and integrity like Sheamus has is invaluable. Can't get enough of them if one is lucky enough to find those qualities in a sports entertainer. On the flip side of the coin, one can't get rid of the under achievers, comfort zone dwellers and those who blame everyone but themselves for their lack of a "push' fast enough.
If @TimTebow doesn't get it that he's not a #NFL QB then the league's most famous virgin really needs to re-evaluate his career path. I think that Tebow CAN help a NFL team because he's a big, physically gifted athlete who should be playing H-Back or tight end. Perhaps even occasionally QB in the Wildcat (No, not the @TrueKofi Wildcat). If Tebow refuses to be willing to change positions, then is he a true, team player or an delusional egomaniac?
Do I ever expect to see @realMickFoley or Ric Flair wrestle again? To answer a frequent question on that matter, the answer is simply "No." They don't need to grapple again in a bout but being involved occasionally in the isolated incident might be OK... depending on what the demands of said incident were. Just my two cents.
Some one asked me if Gorgeous George was the best wrestling villain ever? All these 'best ever' type questions are too subjective for me to answer accurately but George Wagner certainly was the trend setter and benchmark for all the rasslin bad guys that followed him. Gorgeous George likely influenced the in ring aspect of the pro wrestling business more than any other individual. Again, just one guy's opinion.
Seems as if my Oklahoma Sooners are taking a back seat as in the trailer following the limo that #TAMU aka the Texas A&M Aggies and Johnny Football are riding in as it relates to the hype for the Cotton Bowl. #Sooners are the betting underdog largely, one can assume, to the presence of the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy @JManziel2. I'm going to be on the #OU sideline for the game in Dallas on January 4 which airs on #FoxSports for which I hope serves as a day after B-Day present for yours truly.
I'm reminded that ten years ago today that @JerryLawler and I 'defeated' @RealKingRegal and @Storm_Wrestling in OKC in a 'rasslin match. My performance was similar to a cow on ice but with the #OU Pep Band on hand playing #boomersooner, how could I lose? Plus the run in by those "Damn Dudley's" and a pair of brass knucks never hurts. Regal and Storm were consummate pro's to endure my lack of in ring skill that was always akin to a car accident or a blooper reel.
Big NFL weekend and if the @Steelers don't beat Cincy we could well have a sandwich themed Christmas meal at the Ross'. My wife Jan is a huge, Steelers fan and we even sent out @Steelers themed Holiday cards this year. Happy wife...happy life fellas.
Lots of @TheRock talk online as "The Great One" prepares to return for some limited engagements in @WWE in 2013. Love the manure that some keyboard warriors, who have spent so much time in a WWE locker room, spread that Rock's return will polarize the locker room. That's embarrassingly ignorant in my personal opinion. The more eyeballs turned in to any WWE show the better. These Rock, TV bookings are when everyone who appears on a TV show should truly maximize their minutes. Plus, @TheRock will bring more money to the table at PPV's of which all the talents share to some degree.
Sorry to be the old, proverbial wet blanket to some Twitter followers @JRsBBQ but it might be just a 'little early' to anoint @theshieldwwe as being the 2nd coming of the Horsemen, DX, etc just yet. However, I do think that @TheDeanAmbrose @WWERollins @WWERomanReigns are the freshest, most impactful newcomers to appear in WWE in recent memory. They are far from refined or where they need to be BUT they have the potential, each of them of varying degrees, to be outstanding. They are hungry and they are going to take the 'spots' of some more established, more experienced talents or it would seem. This Evolution, another viable faction by the way, takes time. It is a process that requires daily improvement and dedication. Sounds simple but it's true. It's as simple as most things in life...."Do Right."
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