Ross Report w/ Mauro Ranallo sizzling, JR's Shirts Now Available, NOLA RINGSIDE Shows selling quickly, UFC171, Billy Robinson vs. Jack Brisco Hotel 'Workout', WWE Pre & Post Game Shows, Fox Sports.com

Greetings all and thanks for stopping by our site which will be changing it's look soon and becoming more user friendly. So...stay tuned as we now cease burning daylight....

Our 3rd Ross Report podcast is now live at podcastone.com and on ITunes. Great interview with Showtime Boxing's Mauro Ranallo who started his career as a 16 year old for Al Tomko in the Vancouver territory. Mauro then went to Calgary to work for the Hart Family, broadcast Pride Fighting, Strikeforce MMA and now Showtime's outstanding lineup of fights including my pal Floyd Mayweather's fights.

Trish Stratus will be my guest on Wednesday March 12 followed up a week later on Wednesday March 19 by Mrs. Foley's Baby Boy, Mick Foley.

Subscribe to the Ross Report podcast for free and download it every week. For those of you that haven't tried it, I think that you will be happy that you do.

We have a new site for JR's T shirts in a variety of designs and all sizes that ship world wide. Check out the site at http://www.podcasttees.com. Affordable prices, world wide shipping and several styles to choose from in all sizes including BIG sizes.

Don't wait too long to try and get tickets to my RINGSIDE: An Evening with Jim Ross in New Orleans at the House of Blues in the historic French Quarter. Tickets, including meet and greet, VIP tickets, are on sale at the House of Blues box office and http://www.ticketmaster.com. We'll also have JR's products there for sale if you're interested. The meet and greets are both after each show. Show times are 6:30 and 9:30 pm and you must be 18 years of age to attend due to NOLA liquor laws.

Q&A's here are updated. I had to delete some that were WAY too long, unfortunately. The volume of questions that we receive daily is growing and if they aren't succinct then they likely won't 'make air.' I do find it interesting what's on the mind of the fan's. Check them out.

I'm told that the Hendricks vs. Lawler UFC Welterweight Title fight is a complete sell out in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. The Oklahoma native Hendricks is a stud and had been since being a multi time, Oklahoma high school state wrestling champion before going on to become a wrestling All American at Oklahoma Statue University which is also the alma mater of Jack and Jerry Brisco.

The intangible that a 4 ounce glove provides means that any thing can happen  with Hendricks deadly strikes along with 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler's punching expertise this fight, hopefully, won't make it to the judge's cards. I see a stoppage or a knockout in someone's future in this one to see who replaces GSP while the French Canadian is on a sabbatical.

Impressed with Alex Riley on the pre game and post game 'panel' on the WWE Network. Alex comes by his talking skills naturally and seemingly has a long, productive future in his current role. I enjoyed working with Alex in NXT and feel he's a potential star on the Network. 

Host Josh Mathews also seemed more comfortable in his host role on the panel but the panelists talking over each other endlessly needs to lessen. I think that these pre and post game shows have unlimited potential. I like the casting of Mathews in this new role.

TNA has a PPV this Sunday emanating from South Florida called Lockdown. It troubles me that Kurt Angle is once again being saddled up and ridden into a mid card match at this stage of his game. Just an observation and not attacking TNA Impact who I hope continues to develop their own identity and they play to their strengths which is bell to bell physicality and aggressive storytelling.

The late Billy Robinson and the late Jack Brisco once grappled all night in a hotel room in Australia testing each other's 'style' of wrestling. At the end of the night both the greats were battled, bruised, bloodied and missing from their flight to the next city which infuriated Promoter Jim Barnette. I heard first had accounts of this famous, workout session that may have been fueled by a few brews from both men personally. They were both so physically affected that Barnette did not want the fans to see them in such a state without being able to promote something on TV. Nonetheless, both Jack and Billy were so valuable to the promotion that neither were sent home for their 'indiscretions.'

Working on a locker room piece for FoxSports.com that will be live this week. Looks at a pro wrestling locker room vs. the debacle that occurred in Miami with the Dolphins is the basis of the feature. The protocol within a Pro Wrestling locker room is unique in many ways but some of the 'rules' might surprise you especially the changes over the years.

Have a great day.

Boomer Sooner!

J.R.     @JRsBBQ                 

        

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