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JR's Blog: Daivari & Mr Anderson to Ross Report, RIP Rosey, Strowman's Star Shining Brightly, CAC Approaches, Zanies Rosemont

JR's Blog:  Daivari & Mr Anderson to Ross Report, RIP Rosey, Strowman's Star Shining Brightly, CAC Approaches, Zanies Rosemont

Posted: Apr 19th 2017 By: Jim Ross

Hello everyone and thanks for the visit to our site. Lots of products ongoing with @WWE and beyond so let's cease with the burning of daylight and get to stepping!

Tuesdays always marks the dropping of a new, Ross Report Podcast at iTunes, www.podcastone.com and right here on the homepage of our site. This week I will be joined for the first time by Shawn Daivari and Mr Ken Anderson who have plenty to say about their careers and their new, pro wrestling academy in Minneapolis. Plus, I've got a new, 'What's On My Mind' covering a ton of topics including my newest assignment from WWE which is being structured as we speak.

A new, Ross Report drops every Tuesday evening at 9 PM ET and if you have a minute please hit iTunes and leave a comment and a five star rating for our show as that helps our cause immensely. Thanks.

Next week on the show I will be joined by the great, Rey Mysterio and the following week WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase joins us.

Business has picked up here at grilling season with our online biz for JR's condiments at www.wweshop.com and in the UK, Ireland and Europe at www.americansoda.co.uk. Safe, convenient online shopping with fast, home delivery awaits along with our BBQ Sauces, Chipotle Ketchup, Main Event Mustard and our All Purpose Seasoning. Get you some and enhance your grilling and all around culinary experience.

Only general admission tickets remain, and they are going fast, for our Sunday May 21- 2 PM RINGSIDE Show at the Rosemont Zanies before WWE Backlash at the All State Arena. Zanies Rosemont is only 3 miles from the Arena and our show will end by 3:30 which gives everyone plenty of time to enjoy Backlash. General Admission tickets are at www.ticketfly.com. Excited to be joined by @JeremyBorash who will MC our show.

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Excited to be representing @WWE this year at the CAC Reunion in Vegas. All wrestling fans and certainly anyone who earns a living in the biz should be a CAC member. If you're not, I'm embarrassed for you. Visit www.caulifloweralleyclub.org. See you there May 1-3.

So sad ot hear bout the sudden and untimely death of Matt Anoa'i the son of WWE HOFer Sika of the Wild Samoans and the brother of current WWE star Roman Reigns. "Rosey" was a gentle, kind man who was always great to be around and who leaves three, young children without their Dad. RIP big fella...My condolences to the entire Anoa'i Family for their loss.

RAW Thoughts: Thought @BookerT5X was a pleasant addition to the RAW announce team but I would have also been fine with listening to Michael Cole and Corey Graves if that had been the arrangement.

Kurt Angle adds so much star power, freshness and charisma to the RAW GM role. It's an old role that feels fresh IMO.

It was a stellar night for the on going talent development of Braun Strowman and his show ending presentation with The Big Show was memorable. I was impressed by how hard the two, super heavyweights worked and the live audience seemed to enjoy the imploding, ring stunt.

Strowman is being positioned so strongly that it could be challenging for some defiant, younger males to get behind Strowman as a villain. What's not to like about a big, bad man who kicks everyone's ass and who has showed little if any 'fear.' I think WWE is on the trail of building a significant star with their positioning of Strowman.

The key for the continued ascension of the pairing of Miz and Maryse seems to be on how well Maryse acquires the skill set to be a main event level 'manager,' 'advocate,' etc. Her look is impeccable and she is rapidly gaining more experience and refining her unique, job description. I can see this tandem having a great 2017.

Might just be me but I sensed that the women's #1 contenders match might have gone a bit long as these multiple person bouts can be challenging to navigate at times.

Good to see Finn Balor back at it after suffering what was thought to be a concussion last week on RAW. I'm hopeful that the Irish Lad can stay healthy and begin to live his main roster, WWE dream. Finn a talented young man.

Enjoying seeing Matt and Jeff Hardy back on RAW after re-signing with WWE and Jeff vs Cesaro was a fun match to watch. Jeff still posses his often times unexplained charisma (remember when I called him the charismatic enigma?) Well, he still is.

For the record, Cesaro is a freak of nature who seems to be a natural to advance to main events on a consistent basis sooner than later. From bell to bell, I've seen no weaknesses in Cesaro's game.

If we only remember one, predominate item from this week's RAW and it is the Strowman content then WWE accomplished what they set out to do.

Congrats to @WWETheBigShow for his professional approach to his Monday night assignment.

Q&A's here on the site have been updated for your reading pleasure.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope that you will plan a return visit soon. Count your blessings folks and remember that our tomorrow's are not guaranteed.

Boomer Sooner!

J.R. @JRsBBQ

 

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  • 1969 The Medics (Medic 1 & Medic 2) def. Skandar Akbar & Danny Hodge for the TSW United States Tag Team Champion
  • 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
  • 2009 Maniac Mike def. Chris Chaos for the BYEW Caution Champion
  • 2015 Kareem Sadat became the EmpCW Independent Hardcore Champion

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  • 11-19 2002 John O'Malley & Jef Tiger def. The Professionals (John Zorthos & Julian Wolfenbarger) for the ACW Tag Team Champions
  • 11-19 2004 Dexter Hardaway def. Cade Sydal for the SRPW Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 11-19 2004 Bobby Dalton def. Beau Dalton for the SRPW Hardcore Champion
  • 11-19 2004 The Old School Assassins (Jimmy Cruize & Viper) def. The Real Impact Players (Aaron Neil & Se7en) for the MSWA Mid-South Tag Team Champion
  • 11-19 2005 The Old School Assassins (Dexter Hardaway & Brad Michaels) def. Impact Inc. (John Zorthos & Bernie Donderwitz) for the IZW Tag Team Champions
  • 11-19 2005 Romero Contreras def. Anthony Jackson for the TPW Oklahoma Heavyweight Champion
  • 11-19 2005 Jon Davis def. Romero Contreras for the TPW Heavyweight Champion
  • 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
  • 11-20 2010 Michael H became the NCW Heavyweight Champion
  • 11-20 2010 Noah Terrella & The Superstar became the ACW Tag Team Champions
  • 11-20 2011 BMG (D Money & K-Ro & Montego Seeka) became the UWF06 Tag Team Champions
  • 11-20 2011 Drake Gallows became the SWCW All-American Champion
  • 11-20 2011 Les Mayne def. Se7en for the SWCW Hardcore Champion
  • 11-20 2011 John E. Stone def. Les Mayne for the SWCW Hardcore Champion
  • 11-20 2015 The Rising (Riker & Abel) def. The Pen Palz (Skyler Fayden & Dimitri Alexandrov) for the SRPW Tag Team Champions
  • 11-21 1966 Joe Blanchard def. Fritz Von Erich for the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Champion
  • 11-21 1969 The Medics (Medic 1 & Medic 2) def. Skandar Akbar & Danny Hodge for the TSW United States Tag Team Champion
  • 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
  • 11-22 1997 Rocco Valentino def. Jimmy Kane for the OPW Oklahoma Heavyweight Champion
  • 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
  • 11-24 1979 The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes) def. Bill Watts & Buck Robley for the MSW Mid-South Tag Team Champion
  • 11-24 1983 Chris Adams def. Jimmy Garvin for the WCCW American Heavyweight Champion
  • 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
  • 11-25 1982 Stagger Lee def. Ted DiBiase for the MSW North American Heavyweight Champion
  • 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
  • 11-25 2000 Joey Casanova def. Grenade for the OPW Oklahoma Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 11-25 2015 Richie Adams def. Wade Argento for the ComPro Showtime Champion
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