TNQ Wrestling, WWE NEXT, Women's Wrestling, the Rousey Affect, @Glory_WS, Kurt Angle, Waterloo NWHOF/Dan Gable, RINGSIDE w/ Jim Ross Shows, JR's UK Tour, RI Fan Fest 5

Tickets went on sale today in Washington, D.C. @dcimprov for our Wednesday August 19 RINGSIDE w/ Jim Ross Show. Tickets start at $25 and are available now via www.deimprov.com and the box office. VIP Meet/Greet/Photo Op tickets are also available but all tickets are in limited quantity so don't delay. Tickets for our Saturday night August 22 RINGSIDE  Show in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre ae on sale now as well at ticketmaster.com. Tickets for NYC also start at only $25 and a limited number of VIP tickets are also available.

The  insanity that is Destination America is on going. As this is being written, the network still has yet to address the rumors that they are cancelling the TNA Impact Wresting TV program in September. The same program that the network abruptly moved from Friday nights to Wednesday nights with little or no advance waning. Nothing official from the network with all the rumors that flying around isn't prudent in my opinion. Why an official statement can't be made is hard to fathom but even if they do it late today (Friday) the long, Memorial Dy holiday will essentially engulf the information. I've talked to a few folks at TNA and they are as in the dark about this matter as TNA's fans are. It's insensitive and unprofessional to keep so many families of the wrestling company in the dark about their future.

I heard a rumor that Destination America wasn't too keen on TNA announcing that their shows emanated from the UK a few weeks ago which also makes no sense if true. Plus, an insider informed me that it was the network who essentially demanded that Kurt Angle be made TNA World Champion. If any of this is true it sounds like the network is lobbying to be the 'booker' of the company as Kurt doesn't need to work a full time in ring schedule that is often required of being a company's top title holder.

I am a wrestling fan and have been one for over half a century and hope that TNA and all wrestling companies for that matter remain on the air and are successful. The potential demise of TNA isn't cause for celebration or any true wrestling fan.

Meanwhile I have started to become serious fan of kickboxing and enjoy the Glory brand that is featured on @Spike TV. If you haven't seen it when it airs on Friday nights during the month check it out especially if you like no clinches, scintillating  kicks, thunderous punches and more knockouts or stoppages than not. @Glory_WS on Twitter is a good follow and ill keep you posted on all that's happening in this evolving sport. This is certainly something that I could see myself broadcasting some day if the opportunity arose and is a physicality lovers dream.

If you haven't yet caught this past Wednesday night's WWE NXT show on the @WWENetwork go out of your way to check it out if for no other reason than to see the surprise debut of @SamoaJoe and the amazing match between @SashaBanksWWE vs. @BeckyLynchWWE which was tremendous and could have closed any TV Wrestling show I've seen this week.

The @RondaRousey affect is alive and well in WWE as the UFC's top star of any gender is having a profoundly positive affect on the future of women's wrestling in WWE from what I see. There are ladies on the main roster of WWE that must be feeling the pressure to become more proficient in the ring after seeing what is going on down in NXT. New, assistant head coach of NXT, Sara Amato aka Sara del Rey, is doing an amazing job coaching these young women who are all hungry and stay motivated to improve their games each day which is obvious to any one who watches with any level of objectivity. The match that I saw in San Jose between @MsCharlotteWWE and Sasha Banks was a masterpiece as Charlotte was certainly a Flair while Sasha played the 'Steamboat' role and the match was outstanding. Bravo ladies as all of you are making this old, fan very proud.

All of the decision makers in wrestling need to understand that times are changing and some fans truly love women in wresting just as they do tag team wrestling both of which could use continued focus and promotion.

Excited to be a part of the www.newenglandfanfest.com event aka New England Fan Fest 5 this year on June 26 and June 27 in Providence, Rhode Island at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Visit the aforementioned web address for all the info for this massive event that is a wrestling fans dream in the northeast.

The largest Wrestlecon in Europe will be held in London, England on Saturday June 20  and Sunday June 21 and features a plethora of WWE Hall of Famers and many other amazing talents for this first ever event. Ticket info and general info can be found at www.psievents.co.uk.

@ShawnMichaels and yours truly will join forces for one show of great stories and Q&A's at the Manchester, England Comedy Store on Monday June 22 and ticket info can be found at www.thecomedytore.co.uk.

If you love wrestling, both amateur and pro, then join many of us in Waterloo, Iowa for the annual celebration at the Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa on July 10-11. It's the most fan friendly event that I attend and this year will feature a live, pro wrestling card on Friday night and the annual banquet on Saturday night. Kurt Angle will be honored and along wih many others. Those that are planning on attending are Larry Hennig, Wade Keller, Jerry Brisco, The Great Wojo, Brian Blair, Beth Phoenix, Matt Lindland, JJ Dillon, Baron Von Raschke, Dan Hodge, Jim Brunzell, Colt Cabana, and Bob Holly among many others. For more info simply call 319-233-0745 or www.dgmstaff@nwhof.org. You will never forget visiting the pro wing of the hall of fame.

I'm going to miss @Letterman because Dave was a long time wrestling fan and wasn't too "cool" to admit it. That's rare in main stream sports and entertainment these days or so it seems.

www.wweshop.com is loaded with JR's delicious products and are shipping many days the same day that the orders are received.

Boomer Sooner!

J.R.    @JRsBBQ

             

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