Hello from Norman, Oklahoma, home of the Oklahoma Sooners, and here's hoping that everyone is having a great day. Please continue to support my family's efforts by ordering JR's products online from http://www.wweshop.com or in Manchester, England from http://www.americansoda.co.uk. If you are in Oklahoma, you can currently find our products in the four, Norman Homeland Stores and in the three, Lawton Country Mart locations. More stores within Oklahoma are getting JR's soon. Stay tuned and now some RAW thoughts.....
Cleveland RAW Thoughts...
Lively audience. That always helps. When the announcers have to talk in golfing tones, that's not always a good thing.
I vividly remember the King and I walking to our cars while talking to LeBron James when he was a rookie and a huge, WWE RAW fan. Cool memory.
No issues here regarding the controversy surrounding the WWE Title but I'm hopeful that the matter is resolved soon, as in two weeks or so, and that the quest to be WWE Champion continues sooner than later for whoever it may be.
To be WWE Champ should be every talent on the roster's primary goal but for some reason I get the feeling that some guys are just happy to "have a jersey."
The re-inventing of the Big Show continues in a good way. He's relevant and fans are talking about him as they await Show's next, big move...eruption.
Thoroughly enjoyed the interaction between WWE HOFer Dusty Rhodes and Stephanie McMahon. Most wrestlers are not great actors and being put in one's natural environment and being allowed to be one's self has a better chance of being successful than not. Good stuff here and I hope that there is more where that came from.
I tweeted @JRsBBQ and asked if anyone had seen the classic, Disney film 'Old Yeller" during the KO of the Dream. Google it, kids.
Essential win of RVD over Damien Sandow who got to remind us after his loss that he was still a MITB winner which worked for me. Classic psychology 101...villian loses then reminds us of what ever he wants to stick in our mind. Great, wrestling villains have to have selective memory.
Miz should have called me but one should be reluctant to take their family to a WWE event if the event is in one's hometown. Trust me on which I speak.
The Tag team scene in WWE isn't 'on fire' but it has gotten so much better than it was just a few months ago. As a former administrator, I really like the Cesaro/Swagger combo among the other teams who are making positive strides ala the Prime Time Players and Usos.
Daniel Bryan, for my money today, is the best in ring performer in the business. He has organically connected with the audience and I can't tell you how difficult that is to accomplish. Plus, there is no magic formula that any company can control in order to facilitate such.
1A would be CM Punk who has done the same thing since he arrived in WWE and earned his chance to live in Main Event land.
Punk/Heyman have a personal issue that still has plenty of traction and with Heyman adding Ryback to his group, that's a new ingredient to the meal.
Good to see some of the WWE fan favorites "grow a set" Monday night as the broadcast went off the air. The fans received "hope" that something good was on the horizon and "hope" is a good thing. Now, next week there likely will be hell to pay for some and how the punishments are doled out might arguably be a crux of the show.
In some ways I thought that RAW was more entertaining than was NOC of which I did not dislike especially when it came to Bryan vs. Orton.
I appreciate Ariel Helwani for having me on his show Monday. Ariel is an extremely bright young man who asks logical, intelligent questions and who does his homework. No one is MMA that I've been around is more versed on the topic than is Ariel. I'm hopeful to attend more UFC events as a fan in the near future....but...Sooner Football first.
Hope that you will come out and see Jerry Lawler and me this Saturday at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, NY at 4 pm for a rare, autograph opportunity. This is the last appearance that I have booked at this time with any one. Ticket info is at http://www.northeastwrestling.com. This appearance was booked months ago after the OU football schedule was set. The Sooners are dark this week or I would not have taken the gig. Nonetheless, seeing Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and a host of other old friends this Saturday in Fishkill will be a blast.
We are in the process of finalizing a new arrangement to get JR's products in a ton of Oklahoma grocery stores. Details forthcoming but it is a major breakthrough.
Q&A's here are updated...take a look and submit your question. Please keep them succinct and don't start off by saying "I've got three questions for you" followed by a manuscript. I love the interaction but some folks like to tell one how to make the watch instead of what time that it is.
Be well and have a great day.