J.R.'s 4th of July Ramblings

Random thoughts from under the custom made, black hat from an Okie who's happy to be home from our hot, California sojourn and who needs his "fix" of J.R.'s Family BBQ.

The C.M. Punk/Jeff Hardy issue is evolving at an interesting clip and I'm willing to bet a bottle of J.R.'s Original BBQ Sauce, available at www.jrsbarbq.com, that their World Title Bout at Night of Champions will be a gem dandy. Hardy seems to be feeling the pressure to win the World Title while Punk continues to play enough mind games to add to the youngest Hardy's angst.

To top that off, Jeff and C.M. will be tag team partners Friday night on Smackdown on the elusive MyNetworkTV and will face the new, Undisputed Tag Team Champions, "Team Ego," Chris Jericho and Edge.

For some reason, I have a heck of a time not saying/typing Edge and Christian but that's another story for another time.

Speaking of Edge and Jericho, I specualte that these two will be challenged to co-exist over the long haul which is too bad as I would like to see someone or some team establish their superiority and hold on to a title for a long reign.

When will we next see a two out of three fall match in WWE? Yeah, I know that I'm old school but I like the occasional 2X3 fall bout as they usually eliminate "fluke" wins.

I suspect that many of my "old school" philosophies are the source of plenty of eye roll's with some of the younger pups with which I work. For the record, the Undertaker-Shawn Michaels bout at WM25, you know, the best match of 2009 and perhaps the best bout ever in Wrestlemania history, was an "old school" match.

Even though John Morrison is still the hottest young star on Friday Night Smackdown, at least that's my perspective, don't take your eyes off of Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler has been raising eye brows in and out of the ring and if you tune in Friday night you'll see what I mean.

Did you know that R Truth has an alter ego? Stay tuned over the next week or two.

BTW how does a guy print a boarding pass that only says R Truth? I'm just saying.

Fans in Australia and in Japan will be enjoying WWE action over the next few days as the Superstars of all three brands will be abroad for the 4th of July (No, I'm not forgetting our friends in Hawaii including Dog the Bounty Hunter.) I plan on being in my Norman, Oklahoma backyard grilling, which isn't barbecuing for the record. Grilling is done over direct heat ala burgers on the grill while BBQ'ing is done over indirect heat meaning that only smoke is used to make your brisket, ribs, etc taste authentically wonderful. Remember, low and slow my friends. For instance, we smoke our pulled pork for about 10 hours at approximately 225 degrees and that, boys and girls, is what I mean by "low and slow."

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Upcoming Appearances

  • Ringside with Jim Ross (Special Event)

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

    VIP TICKETS / DOOR TIMES: A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP ticket holders can attend a meet-and-greet with J.R. (including photo opportunities) from 6 p.m.

    DC Improv
    Washington, DC
  • Icons of Wrestling Convention and

    Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Folks coming up this August 12th I'll be returning to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as I join my friends John Poz and Chad over at The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast for an afternoon of meet

    2300 Arena
    Philadelphia, PA
  • RINGSIDE with Jim Ross

    Friday, August 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Ticket Sales: Start on 06/27/2017 10:00 AM
    VIP Tickets: Includes Meet & Greet from 5:30PM-6:45PM & Admission to show at 7:30PM 

    Gotham Comedy Club
    New York, NY