JR's Blog: Our RINGSIDE SHOW PPV Premiers This Wednesday on FITE app, WWE Fastlane Review, @ShawnMichaels and @MIkePWInsider on Ross Report
Posted: Mar 7th 2017 By: Jim Ross
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This Wednesday at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT/10 pm U.K. time our RINGSIDE with Jim Ross and Friends PPV will premier on the FITE TV App for only $5.99. This broadcast is the best of our three, Dallas House of Blues shows from last year's Texas Wrestlemania. You will enjoy this RINGSIDE Show PPV as it's a fun, one hour presentation. Our PPV will be on the FITE App for 30 days. Please enjoy our show and tell a friend or two about it.
Loved the surprise booking that ROH and the Hardy's utilized over the weekend with Matt and Jeff winning the ROH Tag Team Titles.
I'd speculate that the Hardy's will still eventually wind up in WWE after WM in Orlando. That 'marriage' just makes too much sense, IMO, at this stage of the careers of Matt and Jeff plus WWE could utilize the Hardy's to help add some much needed sizzle to their tag team scene.
If the Hardy's don't go to WWE, they will not be missing many paydays as this duo is in demand and their new, TV personas are a hit globally. In any event you can bet that the eventual destination for Matt and Jeff will continue to get heavy social media coverage.
For those coming to Orlando for Wrestlemania activities, we have 34 VIP tickets available for our Saturday RINGSIDE Show in Orlando and 49 VIP tickets available for our Sunday show. General Admission tickets are selling fast too for only $25 at www.ticketfly.com.
Talking to Kevin Nash tonight for a Ross Report Podcast and I'm looking forward to catching up with my long time friend. I facilitated introducing fans to Kevin's ability to talk back in the day when I would book him on my WSB AM750 radio show in Atlanta . 'Wrestling with Jim Ross.'
This week on our Podcast I will be joined by PWInsider's Mike Johnson and WWE Hall of Famer the great, Shawn Michaels. Subscribe to our show for free and once you have please leave regular feedback and a five star rating at iTunes as we need your feedback on this quick piece of business. Thanks!
Paul O'Brien and I have completed a large portion of our autobiography and we are still on target for an October release worldwide, 'Slobber Knocker..My Life in Wrestling.'
WWE Fastlane Feedback:
A solid, show that had its moments but at the end of the day it felt somewhat like a better than average Monday Night RAW presentation which isn't an indictment by the say. Some of the finishes were a bit perplexing but they can all be better judged as these storylines move forward.
The Cruiserweight tag was fun to watch but these men and their peers need character development to help me make the needed emotional investment in them.
Strong win by Samoa Joe over Sami Zayn which needed to happen. The object of this match was to portray Joe as strong and mission accomplished. Sami Zayn fans who feel that this loss "killed" their favorite apparently don't have ample confidence in Sami. I do and he'll be fine.
Gallows and Anderson got a needed, heel win but they still have a ways to go to be utilized as effectively as they were in NJPW. They need more antagonist angst i.e. 'heat' going forward.
Surprised that Nia Jax lost to Sasha Banks. Not sure why that decision was made but we will likely understand it better as times goes on.
The Rusev and Jinder Mahal business felt like filler. The crowd seem to concur.
I am impressed at the physical changes that The Big Show has made to his physique. Veterans attempting to re-invent themselves is admirable.
Neville is a legit star in the making for @WWE and his match with Jack Gallagher was excellent and arguably the match of the night at Fastlane in the eyes of many fans.
Enjoyed Reigns vs Strowman match a great deal and was especially impressed with "I'm the not as green as I was not that long ago, Braun Strowman." Somewhat stumped as to why Strowman lost more so than why Reigns won but, again, we will hopefully understand why soon. Good match. Nonetheless, Iws impressed by both men and their in ring efforts can't be questioned.
Obviously, WWE has Roman Reigns still is highly positioned but Strowman is also a potential, Wrestlemania main event talent.
I mentioned on Twitter Sunday night @JRsBBQ that Charlotte has more natural instincts than many of the men on either roster. Charlotte does small, subtle things that are refreshing to see. I would have been reluctant to beat Charlotte Sunday night and perhaps WWE was.
Goldberg winning the Universal Title over Kevin Owens to set up Lesnar vs Goldberg at Wrestlemania with the title at stake wasn't a shocker, obviously, but it seems to make sense as it relates to adding more sizzle to this attraction for WM/Orlando.
Kevin Owens getting reattached to Jericho is a blessing for the talented, Owens who could have the match of the night at 'Mania which will greatly help the Montreal native. Jericho is as good, if not better, as anyone on the WWE roster right now.
Appreciated WWE introducing the challengers for the various title bouts first made me happy. Should be that way all the time.
Asked this on Twitter @JRsBBQ Sunday night, can a wrestling match have too many false finishes? Normally, I would say "not likely" but I felt that way Sunday night in the Strowman vs Reigns bout.
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Spotlight in History
- 2001 Justin Lee def. Dexter Hardaway for the OPW Oklahoma Light Heavyweight Champion
- 2001 Jenna Love became the OPW Oklahoma Womens Champion
- 2012 Crossfire Morrison def. Drake Gallows for the SWCW Hardcore Champion
- 2012 Kareem Sadat def. Crossfire Morrison for the SWCW Hardcore Champion
Week of Sun 09-17 to Sat: 09-23
- 09-17 1979 The Spoiler & Mark Lewin def. Kerry Von Erich & Bruiser Brody for the WCCW Texas Tag Team Champion
- 09-17 2004 Bobby Dalton def. Shane Morbid for the SRPW Hardcore Champion
- 09-17 2008 Michael Faith became the TCB Heavyweight Champion
- 09-17 2008 High Society (Al Farat & Thomas Trump) became the TCB Dual Kombat Champion
- 09-17 2008 Michael Faith became the TCBW Heavyweight Champion
- 09-17 2008 High Society (Al Farat & Thomas Trump) became the TCBW Dual Kombat Champion
- 09-17 2010 Dane Griffin def. Cody Jones for the NWA-OK Texoma Champion
- 09-17 2010 Aerial Assault (Ky-ote Joe & Montego Seeka) became the NWA-OK Oklahoma Tag Team Champion
- 09-17 2010 Michael Faith def. Dane Griffin for the NWA-OK Oklahoma Heavyweight Champion
- 09-17 2016 Mr. Nasty def. Brian Breaker for the UWE Heavyweight Champion
- 09-18 1967 Brute Bernard def. Bull Curry for the WCCW Texas Brass Knuckles Champion
- 09-18 2005 Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch def. The Hurricane & Rosey for the WWE RAW World Tag Team Champion
- 09-18 2005 Ric Flair def. Carlito for the WWE Intercontinental Champion
- 09-18 2015 Sons of Texas (Moonshine Mantell & Killer McKenzie) def. The Imperialists (Charlie Haas & Griffin) for the NWA-TXO Tag Team Champions
- 09-19 1979 Mike Sharpe, Jr. def. Mike George for the MSW Mississippi Champion
- 09-19 1982 David Von Erich def. Bill Irwin for the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Champion
- 09-19 1988 The Samoan SWAT Team (Samu & Fatu) def. Michael Hayes & Steve Cox for the WCCW World Tag Team Champion
- 09-19 2014 Simply Irresistible (Matthew Palmer & James Johnson) def. The Dark Circle (Mace Malone & Apoc) for the NWA-TXO Tag Team Champions
- 09-19 2015 Loaded Guns (Jon Cross & Brandon Walker) def. The Rising (Riker & Abel) for the UWE Tag Team Champions
- 09-19 2015 Brian Breaker def. Clint Cassidy for the UWE United States Champion
- 09-19 2015 Zakk Sinizter def. Anarchy 2nd for the UWE Heavyweight Champion
- 09-19 2015 Jon Cross became the WFC Heavyweight Champion
- 09-20 1978 Jose Lothario def. Assassin 1 for the TSW Louisiana Champion
- 09-20 1985 The Von Erichs (Kerry Von Erich & Kevin Von Erich) def. The Dynamic Duo (Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams) for the WCCW American Tag Team Champion
- 09-20 2008 Michael Barry def. Angel Williams for the IZW Heavyweight Champion
- 09-20 2008 New Canada (The Canadian Red Devil & The Canadian Luchadore) became the ComPro Tag Team Champions
- 09-20 2008 The Gentlemen Thugs (Cast-Iron Cothern & Shane Morbid) def. New Canada (The Canadian Red Devil & The Canadian Luchadore) for the ComPro Tag Team Champions
- 09-20 2009 Jermaine Johnson def. Ky-ote Joe for the MSWA Oklahoma Champion
- 09-20 2013 Mike Foxx def. Tim Storm for the NWA-TXO Heavyweight Champion
- 09-20 2013 Genesis (Carrion Arcane & Kristopher Haiden) def. The Rock Star Mafia (Dane Griffin & Armani) for the NWA-TXO Tag Team Champions
- 09-20 2013 The Rock Star Mafia (Dane Griffin & Armani) def. Genesis (Carrion Arcane & Kristopher Haiden) for the NWA-TXO Tag Team Champions
- 09-20 2014 Kevin Morgan & became the IZW Tag Team Champions
- 09-20 2014 Jordan Jacobs def. Drake Gallows for the IZW Impact Division Champion
- 09-20 2014 Claudia def. Bree Ann for the NWA-TXO Rose Champion
- 09-20 2014 The Brotherhood (Kyng Benjamin & Akuma Jones) def. A. C. Slaughter (Aaron Anders & Clint Cassidy) for the UWE Tag Team Champions
- 09-20 2014 Fuel def. Tim Rockwell for the UWE Heavyweight Champion
- 09-21 2002 Shadow of Death def. Terry Montana for the OCW Oklahoma Hardcore Champion
- 09-21 2012 Tim Storm became the NWA-TXO Heavyweight Champion
- 09-21 2012 Kyra Maya became the NWA-TXO Rose Champion
- 09-21 2013 Nasty Swag (Robert Lee & Ace Archuleta) became the UWE Tag Team Champions
- 09-22 2001 Justin Lee def. Dexter Hardaway for the OPW Oklahoma Light Heavyweight Champion
- 09-22 2001 Jenna Love became the OPW Oklahoma Womens Champion
- 09-22 2012 Crossfire Morrison def. Drake Gallows for the SWCW Hardcore Champion
- 09-22 2012 Kareem Sadat def. Crossfire Morrison for the SWCW Hardcore Champion
- 09-23 1974 Tex McKenzie & Johnny Valentine def. The Blackjacks (Blackjack Mulligan & Blackjack Lanza) for the WCCW American Tag Team Champion
- 09-23 1975 Jose Lothario def. Billy Graham for the WCCW Texas Brass Knuckles Champion
- 09-23 2000 Grenade def. Ichiban 2nd for the OPW Oklahoma Light Heavyweight Champion
- 09-23 2016 Xavior became the MSWA Mid-South Cruiserweight Champion
- 09-23 2016 Nikki Knight def. Skylar Slice for the MSWA Ladies Champion
- 09-23 2016 Psycho Mike def. Brock Landers for the MSWA Oklahoma Champion
- Harley D Sep 22nd Today!
- Doug Somers Sep 22nd Today!
- O'Malley Sep 23rd
- Rocco Valentino Sep 23rd
- Cole Crittenden Sep 23rd
- Connor Crunk Sep 24th
- Tristan Thorne Sep 24th
- Jason Bruce Sep 24th
- Joe Jones Sep 24th
- Skyler Fayden Sep 24th
- Angel [2nd] Sep 25th
- Chief Mike Sep 25th
- Jimmy Garvin Sep 25th
- David Sammartino Sep 26th
- Chris Matthews Sep 26th
- Angel Camacho Sep 27th
- Alec Bisogno Sep 27th
- Billy Ray [2nd] Sep 28th
- Scott Lee Sep 28th
- Kamille Sep 28th
- Skandar Akbar Sep 29th
- Ann Casey Sep 29th
- Seth Coburn Sep 30th
- Raymon Downey Sep 30th
- Dredd Sep 30th
- Lady Starwind Sep 30th
- Hector Guerrero Oct 1st
- Cold Blooded Chris Oct 2nd
- Barbi Hayden Oct 2nd
- Mike Foxx Oct 2nd
- Waldo Von Erich Oct 2nd
- Don Fargo Oct 3rd
- Jay Strongbow, Sr. Oct 4th
- Dick Hutton Oct 4th
- Bobby Fulton Oct 4th
Who began his SRPW career wrestling under the name Frybread?