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JR's Blog: RINGSIDE PPV DROPS TODAY ON FITE, Live Chat During ROH PPV, RIP Outlaw Ron Bass, SDLIve!, AJ & Orton Steal Show, HBK & @MikePWInsider Kill It!

JR's Blog:  RINGSIDE PPV DROPS TODAY ON FITE, Live Chat During ROH PPV, RIP Outlaw Ron Bass, SDLIve!, AJ & Orton Steal Show, HBK & @MikePWInsider Kill It!

Posted: Mar 9th 2017 By: Jim Ross

Good day to all and thanks for stopping by our site. Really pumped about this week's Ross Report podcast with @ShawnMichaels and @MikePWInsider who both deliver the goods. Subscribe for free at iTunes and, subscribe or not, please visit @iTunes and leave a comment for our show and a suggested 5 star rating. It will only take a moment of your time and it helps us a bunch. Thanks!

Today is the day that our first PPV drops on the FITE App at 5 pm ET and will be airing for the next 30 days. This PPV is the best of our three, Dallas House of Blues RINGSIDE Shows from Wrestlemania Texas. Please check out the show and see for the first time what our RINGSIDE Shows are about for only $5.99. Love to hear your thoughts on it here at our Q&A section or via Twitter at @JRsBBQ.

Heading to Wichita, Kansas on Saturday March 25 for another night of KO Boxing from the Kansas Star Arena that will air in prime time on CBS Sports Network at 8 pm CT. It's the much anticipated debut of USA Olympian and Wichita native, @NicoMHernandez.

RIP to Outlaw Ron Bass who had a solid run in the pro wrestling biz generally as a old school, territory villain and he was damn good at it. A solid and underrated hand without question. Ron passed this week at age 68. The Outlaw was a talent who seemingly embraced being a villain and was never intimidated by the 'heat' that his TV persona generated as this 'heat' was what made him a living. A good guy, a credit to the biz and a successful man away from the ring has left us too soon. Our condolences to Ron's family, friends and fans.

I will be conducting a live chat for @FITE during the ROH PPV this Friday night and I'd love for you to join us. It will be fun taking your questions and exchanging our mutual thoughts on the ROH 15th Anniversary PPV.

SD Live Feedback:

The broadcast was solid until the AJ-RKO match which was excellent and pushed this show up another level. Both men came to work ready to excel and they did. Orton was as good as he's been in a while and when Randy is 'good' he's damn good. AJ Styles once again proved Tuesday night why I perceive him to be the best bell to bell performer in the pro wrestling biz.

Isn't it unique how seemingly every opppnent of AJ Styles has their best, WWE bouts against the Georgia Peach.

Word on the street has it that John Cena will propose to Nikki Bella at Wrestlemania on April 2. That's the speculation and if it comes off it will be tremendously newsworthy perhaps even more than if Cena was in a higher profile bout other than the mixed tag in which he's booked.

I'm trying to connect with Baron Corbin who I do feel has a marketable upside. I need to see more of Corbin in the ring and if he can evolve to the level that WWE has developed Braun Strowman, then Corbin will solidly be on the main event path sooner than later. Corbin vignettes would help his cause.

Challenging night for the women of SDLIVE. WWE could easily turn the talented, Alexa Bliss fan favorite by stacking the deck against her at Wrestlemania. Nonetheless, Ms Bliss is a talent with significant potential. No better female heel in WWE, IMO.

Big difference in watching SDLIVE for two hours, or less on DVR, than watching the three hour version of the WWE flagship, Monday Night RAW. Before you ask, no I don't see WWE going back to two hours on Monday nights any time soon because of the monies they are paid for the third hour, and that money is significant, that they would be losing. If there is ever a drastic downturn in rights fees with the USA network then perhaps a change could come about. It's not something that I predict will occur any time soon.

Three hour soap operas for guys is one reason that DVR's were invented, right?

@AXSTV will begin their coverage of NJPW's G1 Climax Tournament this Friday night at 8/7 CT with two, back to back, new episodes. Four straight Friday nights of G1 action with @JoshLBarnett is can't miss pro wrestling TV action.

Hopeful that you will join my Friends and me in Orlando at Plaza Live on Saturday and Sunday at noon for the VIP ticketholders and doors open at 2 pm for the other ticketholders with the show starting at 2:30 and ending at approximately 4 pm. GA's start at only $25 and are available at www.ticketfly.com.

Doing the Saturday RINGSIDE with Jim Ross & Friends Show with Paul O'Brien and Tony Schiavone while Jim Cornette and Bruce Prichard will join me on stage for Sunday's show. VIP tickets going fast at www.ticketfly.com.

These Saturday and Sunday Q&A's should be memorable to say the least.

Nice to hear that @WWE is going to book Jerry Lawler to call a Wrestlemania bout this year. It's good to see that WWE is still booking The King for on air work. I'm admittedly envious that The King's going to work at WM33 in Orlando.

BTW Jerry and I have an appearance together at WrestleCon on Friday morning of Wrestlemania week.

I haven't been on stage with Ric Flair since our infamous Summer Slam debacle of 2013. I will join Naitch and Sting for a huge, Q&A at WrestleCon for their opening ceremony on Thursday of 'Mania week from 4-6 pm. Checkout www.wrestlecon.com for all the info that you'll need. This Q&A will be hosted by Matt Striker and should produce some dandy questions. Info is at www.wrestlecon.com.

Been asked frequently what I'd do for the finish of the Wrestlemania, Reigns vs Undertaker match and there are multiple ways to do this effectively. The bottom line is that coming out of the match that Roman Reigns has to be the priority so either Reigns shockingly wins via cheating after a seemingly, rugged babyface match goes awry would work for me as would Reigns losing a close one and then leaving the Undertaker laying in his yard. This match is not really about Taker but about how the Undertaker persona can advance Reigns.

This week's Ross Report Podcast is one of our better shows without question as Mike Johnson and Shawn Michaels are truly excellent guests. Please visit iTunes and leave a five star rating for our podcast along with some commends as that info and input helps our marketing efforts for our show. We need and appreciate this info and it will only take you a minute or two of time to accomplish. Thanks!

Enjoy our PPV on the FITE App and let me know what you think. Your support of our various projects is greatly appreciated.

Enjoy your day and thanks for the visit.

Boomer Sooner!

J.R. @JRsBBQ

 

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  • 11-19 2016 Nemesis (Rage Logan & Damien Morte) became the IZW Tag Team Champions
  • 11-19 2016 Erica became the IZW Womens Champion
  • 11-19 2016 Randy Price became the IZW Impact Division Champion
  • 11-19 2016 Aaron Neil became the IZW Heavyweight Champion
  • 11-20 2004 Sonny C def. Beau Dalton for the TPW Heavyweight Champion
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  • 11-20 2010 Noah Terrella & The Superstar became the ACW Tag Team Champions
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  • 11-21 1998 The Sin City Assassins (Vito Casanova & Jack O'Toole) def. The VIP Crew (Rocco Valentino & Vinnie Valentino) for the OPW Oklahoma Tag Team Champion
  • 11-21 2009 Maniac Mike def. Chris Chaos for the BYEW Caution Champion
  • 11-21 2015 Kareem Sadat became the EmpCW Independent Hardcore Champion
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  • 11-22 2003 Ian St. James & Renegade def. Northern Threat (Luc Lapointe & Dexter Hardaway) for the SRPW Tag Team Champions
  • 11-22 2003 Brian Lakewood & Butch Dalton def. The Heatseekers (Rick Styles & Karl Davis) for the TPW Tag Team Champions
  • 11-22 2003 Deuce Rodriguez def. Outcast for the TPW Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 11-22 2003 Poo Bear became the TPW Hardcore Champion
  • 11-22 2003 Luc Lapointe def. Big Daddy Moore for the SRPW Hardcore Champion
  • 11-22 2003 John O'Malley def. Luc Lapointe for the SRPW Hardcore Champion
  • 11-22 2008 Legion 13 (Dutch Hagen & Jesus Rodriguez) def. The Gentlemen Thugs (Cast-Iron Cothern & Shane Morbid) for the ComPro Tag Team Champions
  • 11-22 2014 Diamond became the SRPW United States Champion
  • 11-22 2014 The Old School Studs (Randy Price & Gary Tool) def. Jermaine Johnson & Double D for the IZW Tag Team Champions
  • 11-23 1956 El Medico def. Bull Curry for the WCCW Texas Brass Knuckles Champion
  • 11-23 1976 The Brute became the TSW North American Champion
  • 11-23 2003 Tyler Bateman def. Outcast for the ACW Hardcore Champion
  • 11-23 2003 Outcast def. Tyler Bateman for the ACW Hardcore Champion
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  • 11-24 1988 Jeff Jarrett def. Eric Embry for the WCCW World Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 11-24 2009 Texas Outlaws, Inc. (Tim Rockwell & Bobby Burns & J. W. Hardin) became the TAP Tag Team Champions
  • 11-24 2012 Big Business (Kevin Morgan & Damon Windsor) def. The Old School Suckas (Randy Price & Bryan Cruize) for the IZW Tag Team Champions
  • 11-24 2012 The K. C. Wolves (Graham Bell & Luke Langley) def. Jake O'Brien for the SRPW Tag Team Champions
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  • 11-25 1987 The Von Erichs (Kerry Von Erich & Kevin Von Erich) def. Frankie Lancaster & Brian Adias for the WCCW World Tag Team Champion
  • 11-25 1987 Shaun Simpson def. Eric Embry for the WCCW World Light Heavyweight Champion
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