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Raw recollections from Chicago:
Amazing crowd. Fun to listen to them. Noise is infectious.
Daniel Bryan is red hot. It's SO time to harness that elusive emotion. Bryan's in ring skills & his viable 2nd gear are money. Fans want him to succeed. Hope they get their wish.
11 on 3 mismatch in the favor of the 'good guys' was most unique. It actually ended up well. Spotlight on Bryan but others got some positive minutes too. Exceeded my expectations for the concept.
Thought the Shield had good outings/exposure throughout the night.
CM Punk had an awesome night in his hometown. He felt more like Stone Cold than I can ever recall. Home field advantage didn't hurt.
Who's a better wrestling villain than Paul Heyman?
The line between good & evil is more blurred than ever on WWE TV. Except for Heyman.
I'll be surprised if Wyatt Family don't become fan favorites. What have they done to be considered bad guys? Beat up Kane?
Feels as if the Usos are moving forward. I like the face paint.
The personal issue involving the Rhodes family certainly is fun to follow. The ability for any wrestling creative entity to provide fans w/ personal issues is an elusive skill. Bill Watts was great at it back in Mid South days.
It's amazing the amount of info that the broadcast team has to manage. Michael Cole does an excellent job in navigating that process.
Very excited to travel to South Bend this weekend for the Oklahoma vs Notre Dame college football game. It will be my first time to visit the Irish. I'll be on the local NBC affiliate's pre game show Saturday prior to the game. I expect this game to be a genuine Slobber Knocker. Very physical and intense just like football should be.
Loved the ESPN 30 for 30 feature on the Manning's Tuesday night. Well produced and edited. Archie Manning is a great a Dad. That's a heck of a skill.
Check out the Being: Mike Tyson reality show on Fox Sports 1. Outstanding. DVR it if nothing else.
UFC's TUF has been compelling this season thanks to Ronda Rousey & Meisha Tate. Another Fox Sports 1 production. The female element in UFC has always intrigued me as it creates some unique marketing and promotional opportunities.
Check out the Steve Austin podcast as I was Steve's guest and we had another fun BS session. Proud of The Texas Rattlesnake and plan on going deer hunting w/ him on his Texas ranch this fall. I've got plenty of spare time :)
I'm happy that @MikeTyson is following me on Twitter @JRsBBQ and hope that you will too.
Interesting days lie a head for yours truly. I'm in no rush to get back to work. Having some interesting irons in the fire. But for now it's football time in Oklahoma.
Check out the Q&A'S before you leave. They're updated.