Hello from Oklahoma and here's hoping everyone who observes the Easter Holiday has an enjoyable one. The beautiful, Oklahoma sunset is rapidly approaching so let's get this done before we burn any more daylight.
The Ross Report Podcast is continuing to grow at http://www.podcastone.com and at iTunes. Right now we have ESPN's Robert Flores up, Jim Cornette joins me next Tuesday April 22 and Gail Kim the following week on April 29.
We have booked interviews in the immediate future with Shawn Michaels, Bill Goldberg, ESPN's Michelle Beadle, Eric Bischoff, Ted DiBiase, Cowboy Bill Watts and Tony Schiavone among others. Looking forward to also having Stan Hansen, Taz, MVP and many others from the pro wrestling world on the show sooner than later. We also plan on visiting with Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons down the road.
We're hopeful to begin booking some UFC guests soon, too. That will happen as will some American football guests.
We're also going to create a website where podcast followers can send me questions that I can answer on the show.
Thanks for the support from so many of you, the Ross Report Podcast is doing great business as you do the downloading and spread the word of our show. It's also SO helpful when you simply go to our sponsors websites and check them out. Buy something if you choose but by simply visiting a free website it is a great help in helping keep our podcast free. Same if you use the Amazon banner at podcastone.com, hit the Ross Report and then shop via Amazon. It doesn't increase your costs in any way but it does help us greatly. So, if you're going to use Amazon to shop please do it through us at podcastone.com. For all these things, are are grateful.
Looks as if I may be doing some voice over work for Fox Sports 1 on a really cool project that will be revealed soon.
Several new RINGSIDE: An Evening with Jim Ross events are being added to the calendar as the year progresses. Live Nation is really being aggressive in scheduling yours truly for more events. As soon as more dates are finalized, I will let you know but LA in August (insert your own joke here) and a show in Chicago are definitely on the drawing board.
In the meanwhile, all my attention is turned northward to Ontario, Canada, specifically Toronto, where we will be on Friday May 9 at the Danforth Music Hall for one show only. Tickets are available now at ticketmaster.ca. JR's products will also be available at the event.
The VIP Meet and Greet in TO will be BEFORE the show and tickets for that are very limited as we speak at ticketmaster.ca.
Happy so many fans are enjoying the WWE Network as many are being exposed to some of the great content that they have in their library for the first time. I, too, enjoy the Legends Roundtables but don't know the future of the program especially if those plans include me or not. It's a cool concept nonetheless as it's not over produced and is free wheeling and honest.
Great to see @RyanSatin of @TMZ wearing a new, JR's T shirt from http://www.prowrestlingtees.com on Friday's show.
Where did the info come from that ESPN was interested in Renee Young? Not saying it's true or not but it certainly made the rounds quickly within the IWC. Renee is a talented, young woman, without question, and I wish her the best no matter what she decides to do long term with her career. Renee has skills, a great look and isn't a high maintenance talent but is easy to produce.
Nonetheless quite the talented roster of former WWE on air talents assembling in Bristol, Ct.
Getting tons of questions regarding Sting signing with WWE of which I don't know the answer and if I did and was asked to keep it confidential I would, for the record. However, I see it as a no brainer for WWE to sign Sting and to begin immediately in monetizing his intellectual property. WWE owns virtually every minute of video tape that Sting has appeared on except his work in TNA. Some of the UWF content and early WCW matches are particularly outstanding. It's a match made in grappling heaven even if Sting never wrestles in WWE. In my perfect, booking world, which actually doesn't exist and is an oxymoronic statement, Sting would have one match...a retirement match at WM31 against a suitable villain even though some will lobby for that retirement match opposition to be Undertaker. A smaller, athletic young talent who needs the "rub" would arguably be ideal.
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