Sunday Blog, Q&A's Updated & JR Gets Lectured, More on Mid South DVD, Is Ryback now a Villain?, Mick, Kobe & Tiger, Order JR's
Beautiful day in Oklahoma and let's get to grilling with a quick hitting, random thought oriented blog.Updated the many, new Q&A's here on the site as that facet of what we do here is really growing. Got a nice mini lecture from some fan who apparently doesn't like some of my answers to the questions that I receive. I guess I should placate every fan whether I agree with them or not. Well, that's not going to happen. I could easily delete the questions and blow them off completely but at least I respond to the majority of questions unless they are overly redundant.My answers are always honest but often times somewhat tongue in cheek as well. I do them for the fans and not for profit as this isn't a premium site nor do we have our online store open. Do I want you to visit our site and perhaps end up buying JR's products from WWEShop.com or from http://www.americansoda.co.uk ? Absolutely!!Anyone that has legit connections with any grocery story chain that might be interested in carrying our products please email your info at Contact Us on the home page of the site and we will get back to you ASAP. Securing retail distribution for JR's, as I've discussed is really challenging but we're not giving u but we need help.Looking forward to attending the annual @CACReunion again this year in Las Vegas at the Gold Coast hotel. I'm hearing that ticket sales for the Wednesday night banquet are brisk. Every fan should learn more about the Cauliflower Alley Club and can do some via Google, etc or at http://www.caulifloweralleyclub.org. Loved the emotion that the winner of @UFC The Ultimate Fighter had in winning a very close, split decision Saturday night from Vegas. MMA judging not unlike boxing judging still seems to be a work in progress. Solution to that matter is to 'finish' one's opponent and take one's fate out of three judges hands.Love getting new recipes send to us here at the Q&A section or to me via Twitter @JRsBBQ. Got one that included using JR's All Purpose Seasoning in devil eggs and another in egg salad. Simple is always best when it comes to food prep including using fresh food. Feel free to send us your ideas using JR's products which are just as effective in one' kitchen as they are outdoors on the grill. Enjoyed attending #OU spring football game Saturday in Norman. with about 30,000 others. Three man race for QB but "Belldozer" Blake Bell seems to have the edge as the young Ben Roethlisberger type QB can run and throw and stands 6'6"-255 pounds. Lefty Kendall Thompson is intriguing at QB as well as he's got a big arm and is extremely elusive. I'd be shocked if a starter was officially named until a week or ten days prior to the first game.Yes...I do believe that Kobe Bryant will return to the Lakers sometime next season. No, I don't think that Kobe was being used too much. Listening to some pundits speak on this matter the past few days one would have thought that the Mama had passed away. I've invested little to no time watching the Masters so no golf update here. I will say that CBS would never have allowed the disqualification of Tiger Woods who is like John Cena, the game's top fan favorite and the game's top antagonist or so it seems. However, I am interested in the new, Mick Foley DVD that is on most shelves this Tuesday."For all of Mankind" will be a keeper and I can tell you that the documentary portion of it is highly informative and entertaining. @steveaustinBSR predicts that @WWEFandango will be IC Champion within a few months. It might not take that long but I could also see Fandango winning the US Title as well at some point. Stars become stars over the long haul and even though Fandango has had an amazing few weeks and change as it relates to recognition, etc, it's how he does long term that writes his story. If Fandango can continue to grow, a key role at WM30 could be in his future and that's generally considered the yard stick. AS I wrote here weeks ago, bell to bell Fandango can 'go' but using Beautiful Bobby Eaton's Alabama Jam finisher might not be the best over the long haul. That's just my two cents.Just because @Ryback22 is hungry for the WWE Title and the money that comes along with it why does that motive make the powerhouse a villain? Since when did ambition make one an antagonist. Antagonist display a variety of common traits, non of which I have seen yet, I stress yet, from Ryback. I do like the apparent pairing of Ryback vs. John Cena and where this matter may be heading. To me, it certainly feels fresh even though some will take exception to the fact that Cena is in the equation. It doesn't both me and I see this rivalry selling tickets and producing a reaction in the arenas.Too many 'experts' over analyze what is actually a relatively simplistic genre to navigate and to understand. Don't over think things and see how the consumers IE the viewers, fans, etc react. Reactions are easy to measure....TV ratings, tickets sold and PPV's bought. Just do the math. Speaking of reactions, the live events, RAWS, Smackdown, and the PPVs are the places fans should express themselves and not, as I wrote about recently, at an event like the WWE Hall of Fame. The boorish behavior of a loud, perhaps inebriated, minority of male fans is inexcusable and, believe me, I've heard all the excuses since writing about some of the attendees who acted like morons at the 2013 #WWEHOF Induction Ceremony. I see this behavior as a total lack of respect for all involved in the process not just those being jeered. Finally, the "we pay our money, so we can act any way that we choose" excuse is laughable....and embarrassing. There will be some UWF footage included in the first Mid South Wrestling DVD produced by WWE that is due to be released in September including an approximate 20 minute bell to bell UWF Title bout between Steve 'Dr. Death' Steve Williams and Terry 'Bam Bam ' Gordy. I'm going to be interested to see what sort of reaction new, World Champ @HEELZiggler Dolph Ziggler receives on RAW Monday as it seems that Ziggy winning the championship was a popular decision last week in Jersey. Several unique, developments have my interest coming out of WrestleMania..more so than in some other years. Anxious for some provocative, follow up. I hope that WWE adds @JCLayfield to the RAW broadcast team of @MichaelCole and @Jerry Lawler and that JBL and King can create some electricity while Cole keeps the rudder in the water captaining the ship. I like their chemistry even though I'm having to learn to like a three man broadcast crew better. We old dogs can learn new tricks. Yes, I really do think that @sonnench has a chance, a long shot chance, at beating Johnny 'Bones' Jones at the next #UFC PPV. The talkative Sonnen is hugely entertaining, knows how to sell a fight and how to create emotions that turn into dollars. When more MMA fighters 'get' the art of selling their fights the entire genre will benefit. None of them have to take their selling over the top and lose credibility but learning how to communicate with one's target audience is imperative in any business. Be sure and say hello if you see me in Vegas this week at CAC or elsewhere. Appreciate everyone ordering JR's online at WWEShop.com and in Manchester, England from http://www.americansoda.co.uk. Be well and follow me on Twitter as I just exceeded 750,000 followers @JRsBBQ.Boomer Sooner!J.R.