Here's some quick, random thought for you to pour on some JR's BBQ Sauce and chew on.
Larry King interviewing Lady Gaga along with Oprah interviewing Sarah Ferguson were painful to watch but like a car accident on the interstate I had to look.
Larry would be too old for WWE TV in today's world, I had to get that in, and if his prompter ever goes south Ol Lar is in trouble. Gaga is trying so hard to be curring edge cool that she just couldn't remove her shade as to adversely affect the attire that had been selected for her to wear on the CNN show that skews older, one would assume than her normal demo. I heard some classic stories about King from Terry Runnels back in the day when she used to do King's make up at CNN.
Oprah worked hard to get the former Duchess of York, or is she still the Duchess of York, to cry but it all came down to the former member of the royal family having financial problems and drinking too much at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Not sure why I got off on that non wrestling tangent except that I would enjoy doing some DVD or WWE 24/7 On Demand interviews with the biggest stars in the biz. I can assure you that they would be asked provocative and thought provoking questions. Whether any of the answers would make air during the editing process might be another story.
No surprise that Wade Barrett won NXT Tuesday night live in Dallas. Looked like about 10,000 in the AAC. Just as an interested bystander, I would like to see William Regal mentor Barrett at the outset. Something about that pairing that intrigues me. Barrett has the look of a young Billy Robinson one of the all time badass hookers who trained in Wigan and who once wrestled the legendary wrestler Jack Brisco all night in an Australian hotel room.
The next season of NXT debuts next week on Syfy so it would seem that Syfy might well be the long term home of the rookie oriented program. That sort of makes sense as NXT is the highest rated program on the network as I understand it. Why get rid of your top rated show?
Kaval has unique skills and is hungry for success, that I know. If he doesn't make it in WWE he should go to Hollywood and use those pipes of his in animated films. Being mentored however by Layla and Michelle McCool will be different.
Some of the names the NXT rookies have been anointed with are eye brow raisers like Curt Hennig's son Joe is now going to be called McGillicutty. Help me with this one. I understand protecting one's intellectual property but McGillicutty? Wasn't that Lucille Arnez' maiden name on 'I Love Lucy?' Bottom line is if the kid is any where close to his dad he can be called any thing he wants.
I'm looking forward to season two of NXT and am anxious to see how many new 'tweaks' will be utilized. Strictly speaking as a fan I would love to see some of the 'Tuf Enough' elements utilized from time to time including the whole crew living in a dorm-like setting.
An emailer asked me to describe Vince McMahon in three words. So many words come to mind but to prevent from being moved from the pasture to the feedlot I will go with...."Very, Very, Rich."
Uh oh, here come more "You sold out emails" from the informed masses that know of all the details of my every business meeting, phone conversation and by standing side by side with me while I weighed every option as it relates to my professional future.
Please mark this down http://fans.wwe.com/jimross/blog. This is where my WWE blogs can be found a few times a week. Quick, lite reads to be sure. I think that it's at www.wweuniverse.com.
Emailer asked if Pacific time zone voters would be included in the voting that will be utilized on the three hour Monday night Raw next week from Miami. Great question that hopefully WWE.com will address before Monday's voting starts or I assume it will start on Monday.
Did you read the feedback from a regular here on the site that took me to task after reading one of my blogs and said that I have now the equivalent of the 'Curse of the Bambino' whereas OU will never win another bowl game because I stayed in WWE and did not go to work for TNA. How can this dude be 100% sure that TNA really wanted me to come to work there and actually made me 'an offer that I couldn't refuse?'
You won't hear me go low road here regarding other organizations as I hope all wrestling companies make big money for the loyal, hard working people who work for their respective companies.
We finalized a new deal with WWESHOP where they are going to stock our J.R.'s Original BBQ Sauce, which is our top seller, and J.R.'s Championship Original Beef Jerky. They should be available for sale in a few days. The good news is that WWESHOP ships to places like Canada, the UK, and other faraway lands that we cannot do from this site. For all of you who have been Jonseing to buy some BBQ Sauce and the best Beef Jerky on the planet, here's your chance. This could be a really significant development for our growth and I hope that you folks that live outside the USA take advantage of it. That would be huge for us.
It looks like WWE has lined up a really cool, THQ video game for me to work on and that I will likely be broadcasting along side the King in the game where Legends compete with active Superstars. I'm not sure of the release date or the creative details, etc but the concept, as explained to me, was really cool. I hope to begin my voice overs in the next week or two. We're burning daylight on this one and need to get rocking. I'm ready!
Emailer....yes I have been invited to attend the Fan Convention in Charlotte in August and now that my new gig is evolving I can more closely look at the date to see if it is feasible. I've always heard good things about it and if the proper arrangements can be worked out I would like to attend. The one thing that I won't be doing is a 'shoot interview.' There is no money to speak of in baring one's soul and then not having a thing to do with the editing or marketing process. It's fine for some folks but if I ever decided to do one I will either own it or it will be a spectacular deal. with some level opf control and class.
Check out my pal Stone Cold Steve Austin's new film "The Stranger' which is now in stores on DVD. The 'Texas Rattlesnake' (thanks, J.R.) kicks some serious ass in this one and it ain't no romantic comedy and is about as far from Sex and the City 2 as one can travel.
Big Ben practiced today for the Steelers. Exactly...no one cares.
We're getting many 'good letters' about folks using our BBQ Sauces and Chipotle Ketchup during 'Grilling Season' and how many members of their family love our products and have or are going to become regulars.This is great feedback that we love to receive. Plus, we're getting a ton of cool recipes and uses for our sauces much like the sweet pickle relish mixed with Chipotle Ketchup that made a main event level burger topping this weekend. I out did myself on that one. Plus, it's idiot proof which really helps me.
Remember this...if you are cooking steaks, burgers, chicken or any other meat on the grill it is infinitely better if you season it as you choose and allow it to set in the fridge over night. and espeicaly if you are using liquids such as liquid smoke. I can't tell you how much better the finished product will be. Marinades and seasonings incljuding dry rubs work best when allowed to infiltrate your meat product that has been tightly wrapped in aluminum foil or a heavyweight ziplock bag after having the seasoning applied.
Emailer...Evan Bourne may not be AJ Styles but Evan has similar traits that the more experienced Styles possesses. I still think that both Bourne and Styles can be utilized much more efficiently but I'm simply an Okie who's standing out on the porch looking in. Size freaks should rewind it when talking about athletic, young wrestlers like these two non monsters but as we all know....one can't cure stupid.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out all the answered Q&A's and the feedback that we've been getting on our blogs. Keep those orders rocking and we will keep making you happy.