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Thanks to the fan who enjoyed my call of Chi-Town Rumble back in the day. He was in Junior High at the time and just rewatched the event on WWE Classics.com. Those were the days when lead announcers did play by play as opposed to broadcast teams being primarily story tellers as they are today. To hear some one say, thanks for making me remember why I'm a fan is very flattering.
Sane, Oklahoma fans shouldn't be to strung out over LSU leap frogging the Sooners in the Associated Press football ratings. It really only matters who is #1 come mid January. There's lots of football to be played.
What 's the difference in play by play and story telling? They have many mutual properties but PBP includes ID'ing holds and describing them and more of calling the actual action.
What's the one thing that I would do if I could institute any change in the business? It is and always will be adding more developmental areas so more world class/ highly recruited athletes can train and be given the opportunity to make the primary roster and contribute sooner than later. It would also make sense to have a positive working relationship with all the smaller wrestling promotions that are fighting to survive and crave out their niche. Virtually every talent in a smaller promotion wants to advance to WWE where they can maximize their opportunities to earn better money in a career that generally has a short shelf life.
It's amazing that some fans think that WWE going back to the attitude era would automatically cure any perceived ailment that WWE may have in some fan's eyes. That is essentially absurd. Evaluate the attitude era's talent roster and compare it to today's. If you do so objectively then you can easily answer the question.
Smart PG works just fine and developing new stars is much more imperative than the TV rating. Some fans need to understand that stars like HBK, Austin, Rock, etc don't come along in every generation. Plus, age and injuries adversely affect talents just like they do any athlete. Too many young wrestlers have found their comfort zone performing in the mid card and thus avoiding the immense responsibility that comes with being a main event star. The money is good for the mid card role and some talents are simply content to not make waves and to take their 'good money' and move on. Squeaky albeit talented wheels need to create more awareness for their desires to be headliners. It's not as simple as raising one's hand.
I haven't heard any feedback on how fans like the in house radio feed that is available at some WWE PPVs. Any one try it?
Would Japanese women wrestlers help the WWE Diva division? If they didn't speak English, no. Wrestlers who cannot or do not communicate with the largest sector of the fan base and that's those that do speak English are challenged to move into main event land and stay there long term.
Please stop writing me to help facilitate jobs in WWE Creative. If someone is smart enough to be a writer then they should be smart enough to know how to apply for work. The life of a WWE writer isn't all fun and games nor can I help any one be hired.
Yes, I have heard great things about Stan Hansen's book that was just released and I will hopefully read it soon. Stan is WWE HOF worthy and was arguably the biggest, American star ever in Japan. A legit tough man who is extremely intelligent and was able to navigate a long, excellent career without dealing much with American wrestling politics.
It's SO nice being called a bigot, etc from knuckleheads because I personally did not enjoy watching Chyna, or any other woman, wrestle men back in the day. Sorry that I simply made a personal opinion of which some idiots can't separate from being one's take on a subject while not disrespecting the individual in question, specifically Chyna. Chyna made significant contributions to WWE during her tenure and will likely be a WWE Hall of Fame inductee some day. Bottom line is that I don't think that women should wrestle men in any other wrestling promotion. That's called an opinion, folks.
The Hitman-HBK DVD will be available later this month for those that have missed that info and have asked. I am anxious to read the 'net's reviews of what I perceive to be one of the best productions that WWE has ever done. The sitdown, face to face interview between the two long time rivals is compelling stuff. Anxious to hear fan's feedback too. Good or bad.
Yes, in the heat of battle I inadvertently mentioned 'WWF' instead of WWE on Raw recently. No, I never got in trouble. It was merely a slip of the tongue.
Shipping costs for our products from WWEShop vary by weight and destination. I'm not sure of where WWEShop doesn't ship to but that info becomes available at check out at http://www.wweshop.com/Category/JimRoss. If WWEShop doesn't ship to a specific area it is because that country has issues that prevent it. We want to sell to as many fans as possible and thus far the UK, Canada, Mexico and Australia are leading the international pack.
I'm not sure when WWEShop will shut down shipping orders for the holidays but one can assume it will be in early to mid December at the latest. I'd suggest ordering early as in by December 1.
Nice hearing from Marty Janetty and Kevin Von Erich who are both now on Twitter.
So many have asked about Jerry Lawler's physical condition. King will likely return to the announce table on Sunday at Hell in a Cell. I plan on seeing him on Monday in Lafayette for Raw if things go as they are currently planned. Or I might just show up in New Orleans.
HIAC predictions as asked....Cena retains the WWE Title while Mark Henry retains the World Title. I am hard pressed to see many titles changing hands, except Beth Phoenix over Kelly-Kelly, Sunday in New Orleans which likely means the opposite. No wagering, kids.
Want to read my weekly OU football blog? Check out http://oklahoma.247sports.com/Article/JRs-7-Points-to-Ponder-Ball-State-42144.
Will the 'Brawl for it All' ever return? Not if smarter heads prevail after seeing how the first and only Brawl for it All was such a hideous, injury ridden trainwreck.
Interesting battle on Twitter @JRsBBQ about me saying that joining the "Mr. McMahon Kiss My Ass Club' was one of the highlights, etc of my career. Apparently I said that on a DVD but the follower did not see my tongue in my cheek. I told him I might have said it in fun or perhaps that I was drinking. Of course that happened in OKC with my family present but wait there's more....OKC hosts Raw on Monday October 10 which is two days after OU plays Texas in the Cotton Bowl. Perhaps I need to take a vacation day on October 10. TBD.
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