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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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  • 2003 The Heatseekers (Rick Styles & Karl Davis) became the TPW Tag Team Champions
  • 2003 Outcast def. Tyler Bateman for the TPW Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 2008 Ky-Ote became the 3DW Heavyweight Champion
  • 2008 Les Mayne became the 3DW Texoma Champion
  • 2008 2AM (Javi Hernandez & Kunna Keyoh) became the 3DW Dual Kombat Champion
  • 2008 Al Farat became the 3DW Violent Division Champion
  • 2008 Frankie Dee became the 3DW Femme Fatale Champion
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  • 2010 David Kyzer def. Outlaw for the SWCW Luchadore Champion
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  • 04-23 1978 Ray Candy & Steven Little Bear def. Ernie Ladd & The Assassin for the TSW United States Tag Team Champion
  • 04-23 2004 Michael Barry became the NWA-OK Oklahoma Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-23 2006 Tyler Bateman def. Seth Allen for the MSWA Mid-South Cruiserweight Champion
  • 04-23 2016 Athena def. Erica for the IZW Queens Champion
  • 04-24 1999 The Casualties of War (Grunt & Shrapnel) def. The East-West Express (J.J. Mustang & Joey Steiner) for the OPW Oklahoma Tag Team Champion
  • 04-24 1999 Original Renegade def. Tarantula for the OPW Oklahoma Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-24 2004 Dexter Hardaway became the NWA-OK X Division Champion
  • 04-24 2004 Tejas def. Al Jackson for the NWA Texas Champion
  • 04-24 2015 Rick Russo & Largus RagnaBrok became the MSWA Mid-South Tag Team Champion
  • 04-25 1971 Dusty Rhodes def. Sputnik Monroe for the TSW Brass Knucks Champion
  • 04-25 2003 Ichiban 1st became the TPW Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-25 2003 The Heatseekers (Rick Styles & Karl Davis) became the TPW Tag Team Champions
  • 04-25 2003 Outcast def. Tyler Bateman for the TPW Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-25 2008 Ky-Ote became the 3DW Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-25 2008 Les Mayne became the 3DW Texoma Champion
  • 04-25 2008 2AM (Javi Hernandez & Kunna Keyoh) became the 3DW Dual Kombat Champion
  • 04-25 2008 Al Farat became the 3DW Violent Division Champion
  • 04-25 2008 Frankie Dee became the 3DW Femme Fatale Champion
  • 04-25 2008 Joshua Smith def. Al Farat for the 3DW Violent Division Champion
  • 04-25 2010 David Kyzer def. Outlaw for the SWCW Luchadore Champion
  • 04-25 2010 David Kyzer became the SWCW All-American Champion
  • 04-26 2008 Jerry Bostic def. Joshua Smith for the 3DW Violent Division Champion
  • 04-26 2008 Shane Rawls def. Ky-Ote for the 3DW Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-26 2014 Buster Cherry def. Bud Barnes for the SWCW All-American Champion
  • 04-26 2014 Chaz Sharpe def. Kevin James Sanchez for the SWCW Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-26 2014 Sam Stackhouse def. Warhammer for the SRPW Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-27 1978 The Assassin became the TSW Louisiana Champion
  • 04-27 1981 Junkyard Dog & Dick Murdoch def. The Grappler & The Super Destroyer for the MSW Mid-South Tag Team Champion
  • 04-27 2003 The Sharpe Brothers (Chaz Sharpe & Rich Sharpe) def. John O'Malley & All-American Aaron for the ACW Tag Team Champions
  • 04-27 2003 Se7en def. Aaron Neil for the ACW Hardcore Champion
  • 04-27 2008 Tyrone def. Jerry Bostic for the 3DW Violent Division Champion
  • 04-28 1976 Ted DiBiase & Dick Murdoch def. Buck Robley & Bob Slaughter for the TSW United States Tag Team Champion
  • 04-28 1980 Kevin Von Erich def. Toru Tanaka for the WCCW American Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-28 1989 The Simpson Brothers (Steve Simpson & Shaun Simpson) def. Beauty & The Beast (Terrance M. Garvin & The Beast 2nd) for the WCCW Texas Tag Team Champion
  • 04-28 2000 Heather Savage def. Jenna Love for the OPW Oklahoma Womens Champion
  • 04-28 2002 Summer Rain became the OCW Oklahoma Womens Champion
  • 04-28 2007 Joe Herell became the UWF06 Hardcore Champion
  • 04-28 2007 Eric Rose def. Jersey Devil for the UWF06 Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-28 2007 Joe Herell became the UWF06 Violent Division Champion
  • 04-29 2006 AWOL def. Michael York for the TPW Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-29 2006 Natural Born Sinners (Appolyon & El Lotus) def. Pretty Young Things (Cade Sydal & Mitch Carter) for the ACW Tag Team Champions
  • 04-29 2006 Rexx Reed def. Carnage for the ACW Hardcore Champion
  • 04-29 2006 Carnage def. Rexx Reed for the ACW Hardcore Champion
  • 04-29 2007 Aaron Neil def. Tyler Bateman for the MSWA Oklahoma Champion
  • 04-29 2007 Brad Michaels def. Ryan Davidson for the MSWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-29 2007 Bad Boy & Outlaw became the MSWA Mid-South Tag Team Champion
  • 04-29 2011 The Unknown & Johnny USA def. Michael H & Mr. Big for the NCW Tag Team Champions
  • 04-29 2011 Mr. Big became the NCW Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-29 2012 Sam Stackhouse def. Prophet for the BYEW Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-29 2012 Rage Logan became the MSWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion
  • 04-29 2012 Nemesis (Damien Morte & Damon Windsor) became the MSWA Mid-South Tag Team Champion
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