Jul 26th 2017 01:33am

Sign Up / Sign In|Help


JR's Blog: @ReyMysterio Talks!, RINGSIDE @DCImprov Tkts On Sale This Tuesday, @JimmysSeafood Meal Prep, Jinder Mahal=Good Booking, @MsCharlotteWWE..Female Hogan?, @CACReunion

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.

Remember that you can order JR's delicious condiments, sauces, etc with fast, home delivery and easy online shopping from www.wweshop.com and for delivery in the UK, Ireland and Europe from www.americansoda.co.uk.

We are on Facebook at JimRossBBQ.

Enjoy your day and always count your blessings and, this just in, our tomorrow's are never guaranteed.

Boomer Sooner!



Printable version Email to a friend

Supplemental Information

Latest News

Jinder Mahal dreams of bringing WWE championship belt to India

Jinder Mahal dreams of bringing WWE championship belt to India

Yuvraj Singh Dhesi, otherwise known as Jinder Mahal, nephew of Gama Singh, is the current WWE champion. The ... Read More

All Interviews

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming appearences.

Complete Calendar


Spotlight in History

  • 1968 Fritz Von Erich def. Spoiler # 1 for the WCCW American Heavyweight Champion

Week of Sun 07-23 to Sat: 07-29

  • 07-23 1979 Kerry Von Erich & Bruiser Brody def. Mark Lewin & Tim Brooks for the WCCW Texas Tag Team Champion
  • 07-23 2004 Rocco Valentino def. Justin Lee for the TPW Oklahoma Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-23 2005 Tyler Bateman def. John O'Malley for the MSWA Tri-State Champion
  • 07-23 2011 John E. Stone def. Kevin James Sanchez for the SWCW Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-23 2011 Double D def. Michael Barry for the IZW Impact Division Champion
  • 07-23 2011 Teila & El Hoto Loco def. Chris Von Luhr & Jason Noal for the ACW Tag Team Champions
  • 07-23 2011 Chris Von Luhr & Jason Noal def. Teila & El Hoto Loco for the ACW Tag Team Champions
  • 07-24 1983 Magnum T. A. & Jim Duggan def. Ted DiBiase & Mr. Olympia for the MSW Mid-South Tag Team Champion
  • 07-24 2005 Brandon Groom & American Anarchy became the NWA-U Oklahoma Tag Team Champion
  • 07-24 2010 The Hardcore Connection (Maniac Mike & Shane Sanchez) def. X-Rated (Bobby Star & Kevin James Sanchez) for the SWCW Tag Team Champions
  • 07-24 2010 Kareem Sadat became the SWCW Hardcore Champion
  • 07-24 2010 Brandon Walker def. Jonathan Cross for the UWE Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-24 2010 Jonathan Cross def. Brandon Walker for the UWE Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-25 1966 Tony Borne def. Louie Tillet for the WCCW Texas Brass Knuckles Champion
  • 07-25 1977 Captain USA def. Bruiser Brody for the WCCW American Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-25 1980 Ken Mantell became the MSW Louisiana Champion
  • 07-25 1981 Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton def. Ed Wiskowski & Mike George for the TSW Tag Team Champions
  • 07-25 1983 Jimmy Garvin def. Kevin Von Erich for the WCCW American Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-25 1988 The Simpson Brothers (Steve Simpson & Shaun Simpson) def. John Tatum & Jack Victory for the WCCW Texas Tag Team Champion
  • 07-25 2009 Team SuperBad (El Super Colibri & Justin Lee) def. Crazy Beautiful (Brett Taylor & Michael York) for the ComPro Tag Team Champions
  • 07-25 2015 La Famiglia (Luke Grayson & Thomas Knight) def. Seth Angel & Adrian Dell for the ComPro Tag Team Champions
  • 07-26 1968 Fritz Von Erich def. Spoiler # 1 for the WCCW American Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-27 2003 John O'Malley def. Tyler Bateman for the ACW Hardcore Champion
  • 07-27 2003 Tyler Bateman def. John O'Malley for the ACW Hardcore Champion
  • 07-27 2008 Kevin Morgan became the OECW Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-27 2014 Spike became the MSWA Oklahoma Champion
  • 07-28 2002 Terry Montana def. Shadow of Death for the OCW Oklahoma Hardcore Champion
  • 07-28 2007 Shane Sanchez def. Kareem Sadat for the SWCW Hardcore Champion
  • 07-28 2007 Montego Seeka def. Eric Rose for the UWF06 Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-28 2007 D Money def. Al Farat for the UWF06 Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-29 1974 Arman Hussein def. Bull Ramos for the TSW North American Champion
  • 07-29 1978 Paul Orndorff def. Stan Hansen for the TSW North American Champion
  • 07-29 1979 Bruiser Brody def. Mark Lewin for the WCCW Texas Brass Knuckles Champion
  • 07-29 1985 Brian Adias def. Gino Hernandez for the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-29 2000 Northern Threat (Luc Lapointe & Jean Paul) became the OPW Oklahoma Tag Team Champion
  • 07-29 2003 Payton Scott & Ty Magnus became the ACW Tag Team Champions
  • 07-29 2003 Angel Williams & Brandon Bishop def. Payton Scott & Ty Magnus for the ACW Tag Team Champions
  • 07-29 2005 Chiquita Suzuki def. Leather for the SRPW Womens Champion
  • 07-29 2005 Anthony Jackson became the TPW Oklahoma Heavyweight Champion
  • 07-29 2005 Romero Contreras became the TPW Heavyweight Champion
  • Lee Cook Jul 26th Today!
  • Mike Bytheway Jul 26th Today!
  • Tom Simon Jul 27th
  • Johnny Idol Jul 27th
  • Matt Borne Jul 27th
  • Eric Rose Jul 27th
  • Brian Lakewood Jul 28th
  • Luke Brown Jul 28th
  • Sammy Guevara Jul 28th
  • Tim Woods Jul 28th
  • Boss Campbell Jul 29th
  • Oliver John Jul 29th
  • Ace Archuleta Jul 29th
  • Scott Steiner Jul 29th
  • Vinny Pacheco Jul 29th
  • James Brooks Jul 30th
  • Joel Deaton Aug 1st
  • Jimmy Golden Aug 1st
  • Eric the Red Aug 1st
  • Dale Robinson Aug 1st
  • Capt. Rowdy Aug 2nd
  • Tim Rockwell Aug 2nd
  • Gorgeous George, Jr. Aug 2nd
  • Kevin James Sanchez Aug 3rd
  • Haystacks Calhoun Aug 3rd
  • Karl Gotch Aug 3rd
  • Tyson Jaymes Aug 4th
  • Roy Dunn Aug 4th
  • Alaskan Aug 4th
  • Stan Lane Aug 5th
  • Glen Steel Aug 5th
  • Samedi Aug 6th
  • Jimmy Valiant Aug 6th
  • Timothy Johnston Aug 6th
  • Joshua Smith Aug 7th
  • Scotty Charisma Aug 8th
  • Johnny Z Aug 8th
  • Marion McGee Aug 8th
  • Jack Victory Aug 8th
  • Rage Logan Aug 8th
  • Josh La Rue Aug 8th
  • Malice Aug 8th
  • Steve O Aug 8th
  • Zakk Sinizter Aug 8th

More Look Back In History