JR's Blog: @ReyMysterio Talks!, RINGSIDE @DCImprov Tkts On Sale This Tuesday, @JimmysSeafood Meal Prep, Jinder Mahal=Good Booking, @MsCharlotteWWE..Female Hogan?, @CACReunion
Posted: Apr 28th 2017 By: Jim Ross
Greetings one and all and thanks for stopping by our site. I hope that everyone is having a productive week. There's certainly never a dull moment around the Ross hacienda! Let's roll...
We are getting some amazing feedback from those that have listened to our Ross Report this week with the great, @ReyMysterio. It's arguably the most candid convo ever with pro wrestling's most famous luchador. Check out this show for free at @applepodcasts, www.podcastone.com and right here on the homepage of this site. Really enjoyed listening to Rey share his thoughts on a wide range of topics including training his teenage son Dominick to turn pro, what he learned from Eddie Guerrero and Scott Hall, Rey's run in @WWE, his Mexico legacy, today's product, and a few things that concern Rey with some of today's younger talents.
This is a 90 minute show that includes my 'What's On My Mind' thoughts and I invite you to please leave comments and a five star rating for the Ross Report at @ApplePodcasts formerly iTunes. Thanks.
Next week, The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and Pro Wrestling Dot Net's Jason Powell join me for a new show that will drop, as usual, on Tuesday at 9 PM ET.
RINGSIDE with Jim Ross Show updates:
Sunday May 21-2 PM at Zanies in Rosemont (3 miles from the All State Arena, the site of Backlash) has sold out of our VIP tickets but a limited number of General Admission are still available at www.ticketfly.com.
Tickets for our Thursday August 10-8 PM show at the D.C. Improv go on sale THIS TUESDAY morning at 10 am at www.dcimprov.com.
No confirmation on how AXSTV will cover the NJPW July 1-2 weekend in Long Beach, California but from what I'm hearing the plan is almost in place and close to being announced. It's going to either be: no coverage, both days live (My Choice) or one live show and one taped show, seem to be the most viable options.
The Jinder Mahal ascension on the SDLive roster including him being the #1 contender for the WWE Title seems to be being overthought to some degree by a handful of pundits. The rapid advancement up the card of Jinder has some concerned, and I get that point, but I see it as worth the chance and, fast track or not, Mahal is somewhat of a calculated risk which is essentially the same thing that most promotions deal with when advancing new talents who suddenly appear on the main event radar.
I like this booking because it involves a deserving, hard working talent who has unique skills, is fundamentally sound and has a unique, TV persona plus he provides Randy Orton with a new opponent.
Question...what if Jinder Mahal becomes the next, WWE Champion? Stranger things have happened and it's not the worse idea that I've heard lately. This shocker might be worth a bit of consideration.
I would merely suggest that Jinder doesn't have to yell wall to wall on his promos to make his points because most of us organically/automatically tune people out who scream at us especially if they are an antagonist.
Curious to see how @WWE Payback plays out this Sunday in San Jose that I will be watching closely on the WWE Network here at home.
SD Live Afterthoughts:
Anxious to see the pending evolution of Shinsuke Nakamura on SD Live especially when the gets into a serious, title oriented storyline. The only missing piece to the game of the King of Strong Style is his ability to communicate effectively to his English speaking audience which is addressable. Love Shin's upside and charisma.
Kevin Owens on commentary was one of the bright spots while watching various pro wrestling TV shows this week. @FightOwensFight is a star and I'd love to call a match with him some day if it made sense.
Seems to me that AJ Styles is on the cusp on becoming one of WWE's brightest fan favorites in quite some time and much sooner than later. AJ's amazing skill set and size influenced, underdog image is challenging to dislike.
Still thinking that Sami Zayn is one of the bright, somewhat underutilized athletes on SD Live. Sami needs a bit more mic time IMO but there is no doubt that he can perform bell to bell with anyone one in the business.
Hard to figure out where the tag team scene on SD Live is headed and that's arguably a good thing.
The @VinceMcMahon feature film is intriguing to me especially considering my two decade plus relationship with VKM both professionally and personally and that we cover in a most unique way in 'SlobberKnocker: My Life in Wrestling' autobiography that will be released in October of this year.
The casting of this big time, film is also provocative. "Who plays J.R.?" has been asked of me many times and I don't have a clue. Perhaps, just get some chubby, average, at best, looking Caucasian dude with a Okie accent and have at it would be my take on that.
Just for the hell of it I'd suggest my pal @WEarlBrown of 'Something About Mary' and 'Deadwood' fame would be great in a variety of roles including 'J.R."
Charlotte is making amazing strides to up her game and that's what one often gets when you combine a world class athlete with Flair DNA and seemingly an obsession to be the best ever in the game.
@MsCharlotteWWE is quickly developing into the 'Hulk Hogan' of her gender in WWE. It's not far fetched whatsoever to think that Charlotte will headline a major PPV some day in the future if things continue to progress.
Excited to join many of my friends and a house full of fans in Las Vegas next week for the 52nd annual, CAC Reunion. I plan on being at the Gold Coast hotel for the CAC Tuesday and Wednesday and you can get all the info that you need by visiting www.caulifloweralleyclub.org.
Cleaning up my diet with packaged meals from Jimmy Seafood in Baltimore which is my universal, "Go To" as far as eateries are concerned. @JimmysSeafood is a culinary treasure and I plan on getting healthier and losing some pounds with their amazing meal service. Things like brown rice, grilled salmon, grilled chicken and turkey burgers plus their asparagus & green beans make me happy. www.jimmysfamousseafood.com awaits.
Will be watching the @NFL Draft this weekend as it is one of my favorite TV sports presentations of the year. Not sure it it will be @ESPN of @NFLNetwork for me but I will be invested in the Draft without question. Curious to see where OU's Joe Mixon goes plus where the hideously underrated Samaje Perrine lands. Two outstanding RB's that I saw play every game of their careers in person.
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Enjoy your day and always count your blessings and, this just in, our tomorrow's are never guaranteed.
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Spotlight in History
- 1997 Rocco Valentino def. Jimmy Kane for the OPW Oklahoma Heavyweight Champion
- 2003 Ian St. James & Renegade def. Northern Threat (Luc Lapointe & Dexter Hardaway) for the SRPW Tag Team Champions
- 2003 Brian Lakewood & Butch Dalton def. The Heatseekers (Rick Styles & Karl Davis) for the TPW Tag Team Champions
- 2003 Deuce Rodriguez def. Outcast for the TPW Light Heavyweight Champion
- 2003 Poo Bear became the TPW Hardcore Champion
- 2003 Luc Lapointe def. Big Daddy Moore for the SRPW Hardcore Champion
- 2003 John O'Malley def. Luc Lapointe for the SRPW Hardcore Champion
- 2008 Legion 13 (Dutch Hagen & Jesus Rodriguez) def. The Gentlemen Thugs (Cast-Iron Cothern & Shane Morbid) for the ComPro Tag Team Champions
- 2014 Diamond became the SRPW United States Champion
- 2014 The Old School Studs (Randy Price & Gary Tool) def. Jermaine Johnson & Double D for the IZW Tag Team Champions
Week of Sun 11-19 to Sat: 11-25
- 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
- Ed Ferrara Nov 22nd Today!
- Kooter Daniels Nov 22nd Today!
- Crazy Horse Nov 22nd Today!
- Grunt Nov 23rd
- Selena Nov 23rd
- Beth Phoenix Nov 24th
- Javi Hernandez Nov 24th
- Angel Williams Nov 24th
- Jack Donovan Nov 24th
- Wade Argento Nov 24th
- Dominator Nov 26th
- Brian Lee Nov 26th
- Jeff Jackson Nov 26th
- Jimmy Youngblood Nov 27th
- Johnny Mantell Nov 27th
- Mr. B Nov 27th
- Brent Albright Nov 28th
- Dane Griffin Nov 28th
- Urn Stokes Nov 28th
- Ernie Ladd Nov 28th
- Dutch Mantell Nov 29th
- Shae Connelly Nov 29th
- Jerry Lawler Nov 29th
- J. D. Nov 29th
- Damien Morte Nov 30th
- Boris Saarikoski Nov 30th
- Michael H Dec 1st
- Jason Jones Dec 1st
- Dave Sullivan Dec 1st
- Klondike Bill Dec 1st
- Karl Davis Dec 1st
- Gypsy Joe Dec 2nd
- Slam Shady Dec 2nd
- Terry Latham Dec 2nd
- Buck Moore Dec 2nd
- Jonah Turk Dec 3rd
- Steve Simpson Dec 3rd
- Ray Candy Dec 4th
- Duke Swellington Dec 4th
- Martin Justice Dec 4th
- Shane Sanchez Dec 4th
- Christopher Fox Dec 5th
- Adrian Street Dec 5th
- Kelly Kiniski Dec 5th
- Chris Tolos Dec 5th
- Larry Zbyszko Dec 5th
Which Von Erich is the only one to win the AWA World Title?