RAW Thoughts..Legends of Mid South Wrestling DVD Blu Ray Extras..JR's UK Tour info
Busy day...busy week for yours truly but I always make time to thank everyone for ordering JR's BBQ Sauces, Chipotle Ketchup, Main Event Mustard, All Purpose Seasoning/Rub, 5 Flavors of Beef Jerky and our personally signed Cookbooks from http://www.wweshop.com. It's safe and secure online shopping that will deliver your order right to your front door. Great time to give our family's products a try. I promise that you will be happy that you did. With that said...Let's Grill! Like most who made comments that I have read online since Monday night, I too thought that RAW was a strong show. No one needs to continue to beat the proverbial dead horse about how challenging it is for any of us to watch any three hour TV program, movie, etc. I get that but Monday's show was fun to watch with some logical surprises and interesting developments.Like the chemistry with ADR and Punk. Del Rio is a better fit as an antagonist or so he seems to me while Punk works splendidly as he organically is, a natural born rebel with a cause and natural defiance...ala Stone Cold Steve Austin. Bottom line...RAW had a strong start. Smart talents get all they can out of going on early on a 3 hour RAW and while the audience is still fresh. Impressed with Christian's performance after such a long layoff. Very proud of being the guy who signed both Christian and Edge and watching them develop into excellent in ring talents but, more importantly, even better men. Not sure how much longer Christian intends to perform but I'm hopeful that he gets involved into something viable from a creative standpoint before he says adios whenever that may be. Unfortunate that Daniel Bryan got dinged up in his match with Randy Orton. Bryan is on a roll and there is no one hotter or with more momentum in WWE than Bryan. For young talents under six feet tall, there is no one better to study than Daniel Bryan. To further that thought, that concept also works well for those over 6 feet. Or 7 feet. The Divas contingent seems more meaningful since last Monday's AJ/Kaitlyn/secret admirer business plus Stephanie McMahon interacting with the Divas helps them as well. Let's hope that the ladies can continue to build their on air value. Curious to see how Antonio Cesaro is monetized with Zeb Colter. I'm a big Cesaro fan and perhaps he and Jack Swagger can form a viable, serious tag team. Without question, Zeb is a skilled talker. There's no viable reason that I can see that these three can't be money ball players in WWE. The Mark Henry 'retirement' segment was Monday Night RAW gold and will go down in history as one of the all time, great RAW moments as far as I'm concerned. I've see a few in my time for ther record. The TV viewer's perception of any storyline or performance is dependent solely on the execution by the talent. Great execution can overcome mediocre material and great execution can make good material great and great creative unforgettable. Mark Henry's performance Monday night will be remembered for years and was, without question, Mark's finest hour since we signed him in 1995. Wrestling fans love to build their anticipation, always have, and WWE is doing a timely job of such with not only the Wyatt Family but also the return of the incomparable Rob Van Dam.The Punk/Heyman dynamic has long legs and the verbal presentation of their issues should be priceless. Plus, this matter provides young, Curtis Axel an opportunity for more 'rubs' with established stars. Brock Lesnar coming out on the end of RAW was a big surprise. (I'm so happy that info was not spread throughout the internet or on Twitter Monday as a "spoiler." The only "spoiler" that I like is the late, Don Jardine, if you care.) Lesnar resembled an angry, Hereford Bull while manhandling Punk with the F5 and THIS confrontation came AFTER Dolph Ziggler went all Shawn Michaels on Alberto Del Rio who decided that walking away from a fight was the better part of valor in the RAW main event. With all that said, it was a helluva final few minutes of Monday Night RAW. As promised, the "Legends of Mid South Wrestling" DVD Blu Ray extras include:1st hand story of hated villian Ted DiBiase getting his tires slashed by fans.1982 North American Title bout between JYD & DiBiase.The Mid South story/history in the Louisiana Super Dome1985 Steel Cage match, DiBiase & Dr. Death vs. Jake the Snake & Barbarian (John Nord)The Buzz Sawyer storyJim Duggan vs. Buzz Sawyer 1985Jim Cornette's Favorite Moment in Mid South1984 Cornette's Birthday PartyBill Watts seeks help to battle Midnight ExpressWatts & Stagger Lee vs. Midnight ExpressDusty Rhodes talks Boyd Pierce, evaluating talent and moreCowboy Bill Watts talks about the late, Ernie Ladd.This DVD is scheduled to be released on September 10 and I'm, admittedly, childlike while awaiting the opportunity to watch it. I tweeted the cover art earlier today @JRsBBQ. My earlier blogs this week have both Chapters that comprise the DVD and a list of matches. Tickets for my first, Spoken Word Tour, in the UK in late August, are still available online at http://www.psievens.eventbrite.com/ and @americansoda will be selling the JR's product that they stock at all four of our shows. You're invited to follow me on Twitter @JRsBBQ. The Q&A's here on the site are updated as of Tuesday afternoon. Thanks for stopping by...Boomer Sooner!J.R. @JRsBBQ
Ringside with Jim Ross (Special Event)
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
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