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Quick blog with some RAW thoughts. Great time to stock up on JR's BBQ Sauces, Chipotle Ketchup, Main Event Mustard, All Purpose Seasoning, and 5 flavors of 97% Fat Free Beef Jerky from http://www.wweshop.com. Easy ordering and they deliver to your front door. Let's Grill!   I know that much is being made of the WWE APP but I'm very pleased that I had it downloaded on my IPad so I could enjoy the Bret Hart Appreciation Day celebration after RAW went off the air Monday night. Thoroughly enjoyed the memorable in ring ceremony and the sincere appreciation and respect shown to one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time.  When I came to WWE in 1993, Bret Hart was at the top of my list of talents whose matches that I wanted to broadcast. Bret was of the same mold that I had been brought into the business with in the territory days except he was at a higher level than just about anyone. His technical expertise reminded me of Danny Hodge who many consider the greatest wrestler, amateur turned pro, America has ever produced. Bret recently had his knee replaced but he seemed to be moving around well while in the ring. He was one of my wrestling friends who reached out to my family during the recent Oklahoma tornados. Bret was in Hawaii at the time and him contacting us was much appreciated. That illustrates what kind of man that he is....a true, friend.  Followers on Twitter @JRsBBQ asked what I consider Bret's greatest match and I'm unable to narrow it down to one. The Hitman had many. Obviously his '92 Summer Slam match vs. the British Bulldog was spectacular as was the Ironman Match at WrestleMania 12 vs. Shawn Michaels but I have a hard time picking one over the WM13 classic with Steve Austin.  When one thinks about what that match eventually meant within the annals of WWE, it's pretty amazing. It launched the attitudinal Austin to the next level, it began a slow burn, TV persona turn for Bret and arguably lead to many facets of the Attitude Era.  I'm remiss that I wasn't in Calgary to enjoy the festivities first hand but enjoyed every moment of it on the WWE APP which was clear as a bell and sounded great, too. WWE NXT is doing its work as many new faces from developmental are beginning to to occupy key, roster spots on RAW and Smackdown.  Some incumbent talents on the main roster who are 'peculating' might want to glance over their shoulder. More, outstanding NXT prospects are pushing to be "next" on the call up list. Competition is on going and good for all.   It will take time for all the 'new' to be facilitated which means that it will take patience of which many fans and some talents don't have in an abundance. I see much of 1013 being a 'transition year,' of sort, which  means fresh, new, and exciting times on WWE TV programming.     The Bray Wyatt Family vignette was spot on and after seeing them perform as much as I have in NXT I can attest that they will, without question, contribute positively to WWE once they arrive on RAW and/or Smackdown.  Wyatt has success and athleticism in his blood and has that rare, second gear that most big men do not possess. I can't stress how important that is.  Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are big, rugged dudes who, at times, remind me of a young Mick Foley or Bruiser Brody inasmuch as they are 'brawlers' who move well for being such big men. The Shield continues to evolve and their unit is becoming one of the hottest entities within WWE in years. If they can stay healthy, which there are no guarantees, and continue to evolve and master their craft these three can be big time players in WWE for years to come. Hopefully, they will continue down their current path as I would like to see where that would take the trio at WM30 in New Orleans. For my money, no one on any WWE broadcast over shadows Daniel Bryan who is arguably the best technical wrestler in the business and his consistent performances week after week often times goes unmentioned.   Bryan has the same skill set that Bret Hart had back in the day and that is making everyone that he's in the ring with  better. That is a true artform and is one that is battling to make a comeback in today's world of sports entertainment.  The Calgary crowd was an asset on RAW as well. amazingly, I can still recall the unbridled emotion that we all experienced in July 1997 at the Canadian Stampede which was an In Your House PPV, a franchise that Bret Hart had a major hand in building.  The Q&A's here on the site are updated. Send your questions there if you'd like.  I'm approaching 800,000 followers on Twitter @JRsBBQ and I personally invite you to follow me there.   Can't express enough how good a job that http://www.americansoda.co.uk is doing distributing JR's BBQ Sauces, Chipotle Ketchup and Main Event Mustard throughout the UK, Ireland, and Europe. 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  •  I know that much is being made of theWWE APP but I'm very pleased that I had it downloaded on my IPad so I could enjoy the Bret Hart Appreciation Day celebration after RAW went off the air Monday night.
  Thoroughly enjoyed the memorable in ring ceremony and the sincere appreciation and respect shown to one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time.    When I came to WWE in 1993, Bret Hart was at the top of my list of talents whose matches that I wanted to broadcast. Bret was of the same mold that I had been brought into the business with in the territory days except he was at a higher level than just about anyone. His technical expertise reminded me of Danny Hodge who many consider the greatest wrestler, amateur turned pro, America has ever produced.   Bret recently had his knee replaced but he seemed to be moving around well while in the ring. He was one of my wrestling friends who reached out to my family during the recent Oklahoma tornados. Bret was in Hawaii at the time and him contacting us was much appreciated. That illustrates what kind of man that he is....a true, friend.    Followers on Twitter @JRsBBQ asked what I consider Bret's greatest match and I'm unable to narrow it down to one. The Hitman had many. Obviously his '92 Summer Slam match vs. the British Bulldog was spectacular as was the Ironman Match at WrestleMania 12 vs. Shawn Michaels but I have a hard time picking one over the WM13 classic with Steve Austin.    When one thinks about what that match eventually meant within the annals of WWE, it's pretty amazing. It launched the attitudinal Austin to the next level, it began a slow burn, TV persona turn for Bret and arguably lead to many facets of the Attitude Era.    I'm remiss that I wasn't in Calgary to enjoy the festivities first hand but enjoyed every moment of it on the WWE APP which was clear as a bell and sounded great, too.   WWE NXT is doing its work as many new faces from developmental are beginning to to occupy key, roster spots on RAW and Smackdown.  Some incumbent talents on the main roster who are 'peculating' might want to glance over their shoulder. More, outstanding NXT prospects are pushing to be "next" on the call up list. Competition is on going and good for all.     It will take time for all the 'new' to be facilitated which means that it will take patience of which many fans and some talents don't have in an abundance. I see much of 1013 being a 'transition year,' of sort, which  means fresh, new, and exciting times on WWE TV programming.       The Bray Wyatt Family vignette was spot on and after seeing them perform as much as I have in NXT I can attest that they will, without question, contribute positively to WWE once they arrive on RAW and/or Smackdown.    Wyatt has success and athleticism in his blood and has that rare, second gear that most big men do not possess. I can't stress how important that is.    Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are big, rugged dudes who, at times, remind me of a young Mick Foley or Bruiser Brody inasmuch as they are 'brawlers' who move well for being such big men.   The Shield continues to evolve and their unit is becoming one of the hottest entities within WWE in years. If they can stay healthy, which there are no guarantees, and continue to evolve and master their craft these three can be big time players in WWE for years to come. Hopefully, they will continue down their current path as I would like to see where that would take the trio at WM30 in New Orleans.   For my money, no one on any WWE broadcast over shadows Daniel Bryan who is arguably the best technical wrestler in the business and his consistent performances week after week often times goes unmentioned.     Bryan has the same skill set that Bret Hart had back in the day and that is making everyone that he's in the ring with  better. That is a true artform and is one that is battling to make a comeback in today's world of sports entertainment.    The Calgary crowd was an asset on RAW as well. amazingly, I can still recall the unbridled emotion that we all experienced in July 1997 at the Canadian Stampede which was an In Your House PPV, a franchise that Bret Hart had a major hand in building.    The Q&A's here on the site are updated. Send your questions there if you'd like.    I'm approaching 800,000 followers on Twitter @JRsBBQ and I personally invite you to follow me there.    

Much respect JR for recently mentioning Hakushi as one of Bret's opponents, their In Your House match remains one of my all time favourite matches and certainly one of my top 10 favourite Bret matches. Another spectacular match involving Bret was his WWF title defence against The 1, 2, 3 Kid on the July 11 1994 Raw. The story & the respect level in that match was remarkable & when Bret informed the referee that The Kid's foot was on the ropes. A superb technical match meets a story of showmanship & respect and nobody in that match lost that night. 1 example which certainly amplifies your statement that anyone who stepped in the ring with Bret Walked out better. The Bret appreciation night on the WWE app was highly enjoyable and a fantastic story by Chris Jericho. I watched the Bret vs Bulldog match from In Your House 5 afterwards.

always liked Bret as a kid then Jerry Lawler came in, with his Memphis Brawler style & changed everything for me. I thought the feuds were great, but would've liked to see more of a feud in WWF, as i've came across King & Bret matches at the Mid-South Coliseum on youtube, which completes the story i'd been following since the start  K

Great blog JR.  Your thoughts on Bret's WM13 match with Austin were spot on.  That match is right there with the Flair / Funk "I Quit" match as one of my two favorite matches ever.   The Shield is the most interesting thing to hit the WWE in years.  They compliment each other so well.  Ambrose in particular is so good because of all the little things that he does to add to the matches.  Those little things are often missing from many of today's matches.  He is a new school heel with old school traits.  It is those traits that should make him a star. Bryan is one of those guys who makes it look effortless.  He can go with anyone.  It's always appreciated as a Raw viewer to get a longer match with him.  Allow the match the time to build, so he can show all facets of his game.  It can only help The Shield to be in there with him. Keep up the good work.

 jr like some have stated hart vs austin match was one of the best ever.it was one of my fav. matches. now on to current wrestling the sheild is a great unit. they are getting better and with time they will be major players in wwe. but one thing that stands out about them is fight as one. there has only been two or three teams that worked well together .midnight express road worriors freebirds and the original four horsemen . these men paved the road for units like nwo  the sheild ect. now i have question for do you see ric flair ever bringing a new stable of horsemen to wwe. ortan shamus cena would be my top picks with the rock. it could take wwe higher as the horsemen battle hayman and the sheild with cm punk. i know its been done befor but the horsemen could be formed to stop haymen from running rough shot in the wwe. cena rock ortan shamus looks like the modern day horsemen. rock the flash of ric flair in interviews cena pure streangth arn anderson shamus  pure nastiness of ole anderson and ortan with the skills of blanchard. vince should look into this for wm. cena ortan shamus takin out at the hands of the shield and disapper from wresling then make a few promo videos of them on horses where there faces arent shown .with the old horsemen music starts to play.