Beautiful day here in Norman, Oklahoma as we kick off today's random thoughts....
Watching Raw Monday Night from Greensboro was a touch nostalgic. I always wanted to be a part of some of those turn away crowds Jim Crockett Promotions used to have in the Coliseum there but I missed that era by a few years.
I'd guess that as many WWE HOF'ers have competed in the Greensboro Coliseum over the years as have performed in Madison Square Garden.
The ubiquitous EVP of talent relations and the GM of RAW and Smackdown has more villain angst than seemingly anyone on either WWE roster. The innovator of the 'Ace Crusher,' which most may be more familiar with as a version of the 'Diamond Cutter,' facing John Cena is a unique pairing.
....and to think that I can be blamed for all this insanity as it was me who hired John Laurinaitis to come to WWE as my assistant in talent relations when WCW went belly up....and, much like a soap opera, Handsome John 'fired' me in OKC in October 2011.
AW aka Abe Washington interests me. The dude can talk without question. Set your sights high AW...recruit those 'big dogs.'
I'd like to see all young, talents get more hungry and hellbent on getting noticed and in a positive way rather than be complacent or complain amongst themselves.
Chances of me responding to Tweets @JRsBBQ that are sent in a language other than English are slim to none. That is unless someone knows how I can easily interpret these languages on my IPad.
Paul Heyman's return to Raw Monday night was a pleasant surprise. Heyman's skills help add star power to the WWE's franchise broadcast and his role of representing Brock Lesnar is art imitating life to some degree.
Heyman's promo was effective because Paul wasn't playing a character that he did not 'feel' but instead was simply being himself...amplified. The promo was also 'money' because Heyman has a legit, emotional investment in the topic on which he addressed.
Bottom line is that all talents of the genre who are called upon to speak will do significantly better when being themselves rather than being someone that they aren't.
Finally, we're getting lots of questions on Heyman's WWE status and I have no idea if or when we will see Paul again in his Lesnar Rep role. I think that it would be entertaining as hell if Paul sat in with King and Cole for a match or two on Raw. Fireworks!!
Even though the TV persona of Heyman can be a boil on the buttocks of life, no one can ever deny that the lifelong fan doesn't have immense talent and passion for the genre. Some fans have Tweeted me @JRsBBQ and said that WM17 was their favorite WrestleMania and included the commentary done by Paul and yours truly as one of the reasons why.
Check out my latest piece at http://www.wwe.com/classics/jim-ross/jim-ross-broadcast-partners/page-3. I think that you will like it. It's part of a multiple series on the many broadcast partners that I've had over the years.
My wife is a fan of the 'Brodus Clay Experience' as I like to call it and I suspect that many females are. Clay beating a former WWE Champion Monday night was a positive step for the big man who reminds me at times of the Mid South version of the One Man Gang with a little, American Dream mixed into the recipe.
A Twitter follower let us know that his wife broiled some salmon in their oven using only JR's All Purpose Seasoning and then drizzling the almost broiled to completion salmon with JR's Main Event Mustard. Report was it was delicious and simple to make. Same can be done on your grill, weather permitting.
WM28 is now available on Blu Ray. Getting great feedback from fans on it today.
All our BBQ Sauces, Chipotle Ketchup and Main Event Mustard are Gluten Free.
Could have watched @HEELZiggler vs. Kofi Kingston compete for a much longer period of time Monday night. Both are rapidly evolving in my opinion but not as fast as some fans seemingly want. Patience isn't so virtuous any longer.
Nice little outfit that Maxine was sporting Monday night. Hey, I might be on a diet but I can still, figuratively, look at the menu.
When asked if I was just as motivated to broadcast the Legends Roundtable shows as I would be WrestleMania, I answer it this way: I try to put everything that I have into any project but sitting in the middle of thousands and thousands of people positively impacts any broadcaster. It actually might be harder to stay sharp and entertaining in a quiet studio.
That's akin to broadcasting in Tampa at FCW where the crowds are small. I simply watch the monitor and call what I see as best that I can because the kids in the ring do not deserve to have anyone phone it in.
BTW...I'm told that FCW TV can be found on You Tube.
I wish that I had a better way of making sure that fans in the UK know that they can order JR's products easily from http://www.wweshop.com/Category/JimRoss but we are getting so many new followers that the question continues to come up.
Back to WWE TV, Eve is adapting well into her role as Laurinaitis's assistant. Best fit for Eve since she's been in WWE.
All the Q&A's that made the latest cut here on the site are updated. That's a good place to ask questions and actually have a viable shot in getting them addressed.
Jerry Lawler and I will be appearing Sunday June 10 in Houston at the CBS Radio Fan Fest at the University of Houston Alumni Center from 1-3 pm.
Congrats to Steve Austin @steveaustinBSR on his new deal with CMT to star in the new reality show Redneck Island. The new reality show is to begin airing in June and Steve is taping it now somewhere in Mexico, I think. CMT seems to be a nice fit for Steve on cable. For those asking, I do not know how those outside the USA access Country Music Television now known as CMT.
Serious retail inquiries for JR's products can be emailed to me here at CONTACT US on this site. Use the general questions link there.
Anxious to head back to Florida next week for some exciting projects.
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