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Posted: May 11th 2017 By: Jim Ross
Hello from Norman, Oklahoma and thanks for visiting our site. We have a compelling new Ross Report live right now with @PatLaprade joining me for the first time to talk about his new book 'Sisterhood of the Squared Circle.' Please check it out and leave us a comment and a five star rating at @ApplePodcasts.
Getting excited about my upcoming schedule that includes a trip to LA for AXSTV to voice over seven more NJPW shows, a flight from LAX to NYC for WWE to voice over the most recent U.K. content from Norwich, England and then on to Chicago for media on Friday and our RINGSIDE Show at Zanies in Rosemont on Sunday May 21 at 2 pm before Backlash at the All State Arena which is only three miles away from Zanies.
One of the matches for NJPW is the much ballyhooed match between Kazuchika Okada vs Katsuyori Shibata which I can;t wait to sink my teeth into.
General Admission tickets for our Zanies show are available at www.ticketfly.com for only $25. Love for you to join @JeremyBorash and me in Chicagoland before @WWE Backlash and our show wil lbe over by approximately 3:30 which gives one and all plenty of time to get to the All State Arena for that night's big event. VIP tickets for our pre show meet/greet sold out the first morning that tickets went on sale.
Watching both RAW and SD Live from London this week reminded me of a great, HBK vs Cena match on RAW in April 2007 which still stands out to this day as one of the best matches ever on RAW TV.
Anyone else growing weary from trying to avoid the incessant postings of "Spoilers" that has permeated the internet this week as it relates to WWE's TV tapings in London? I get that everyone is trying to scoop the other but I'm simply not a fan of "Spoilers."
We recorded a terrific conversation Monday night for next week's Ross Report podcast with @RoderickStrong that you are going to love. He talks about being trained by @ShawnMichaels, his transition to the WWE Performance Center and Roddy's own MT Rushmore of pro wresting. A new show drops every Tuesday night at 9 PM ET on www.podcastone.com, @ApplePodcasts and here on the homepage of our site.
Roddy Strong is one of the best talents in the world and his main roster debut is inevitable and I expect Strong to make an immediate impact in @WWE on either RAW or SD Live.
Strong build continues for Jinder Mahal as he prepares to main event against Randy Orton for the WWE Title at Backlash. I am enjoying this build for multiple reasons not the least being that it is a new match with a solid story behind it. There is no reason that this match should not deliver in a big way when these two meet.
Looking forward to hopefully watching Backlash live from the arena and am especially curious to see the Ziggler vs Nakamura bout that I expect to be spectacular.
The six man tag on SD Live delivered the way a show closing bout should and Mahal beating the champion in a tag match was timely and made sense.
A good thing that I see in the current WWE Title business is that several talents are being vocal about their desire to be WWE Champion. That is a storyline that should be a fixture more weeks than not on both RAW and SD Live.
Why wouldn't everyone the roster want to be their brand's top champ?
Very proud of Dave Batista for his post WWE career success and who debuted in WWE 15 years ago and was a member of arguably our of our greatest recruiting class when Dave joined John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, and Sheldon Benjamin in OVW in Louisville back in the day.
The feedback on the announcement that I will team with Nigel McGuinness on the broadcast team for the WWE U.K. content that was taped in Norwich last weekend has been stellar. I am truly excited to be a part of something new for me with a new partner and new bouts to call.These shows will be WWE Network specials and their airdates will be released soon. Nigel has excellent product knowledge and is keenly familiar with the British talents which will help our broadcast immensely. Can't wait to get started on this project.
VIP and General Admission tickets for our RINGSIDE Show on Thursday August 10 at 8 PM at the DC Improv are available at www.dcimprov.com. Join us!
Great to catch up with @SteveAustin this week for a few minutes and we plan on collaborating on a podcast in the future. Steve has done a helluva job developing his Broken Skull Challenge TV concept/brand for CMT.
The Q&A's elsewhere here on the site are updated.
Follow me on Twitter @JRsBBQ.
We are still receiving well wishes from around the Globe regarding my wife Jan's untimely and unnecessary death as a result of a vehicular accident on March 20 literally one minute from our home. This matter remains surreal to me and, as the Eagles sing, "This big old house gets lonely.." but I'm navigating this challenging journey as best that I can and your support has been a blessing.
There's no manual on grieving that I've seen but I can tell you that my many friends and fans have motivated me to stay busy and to continue to be productive while moving forward positively with my life.
My condolences go out to the Chris Berman family as @ESPN Berman's wife was killed in a car accident this week.
Good time to stock up on JR's delicious condiments including our BBQ sauces, Chipotle Ketchup Main Event Mustard and All Purpose Seasoning at www.wweshop.com and in Britain from www.americansoda.co.uk. Fast, home delivery awaits.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you back again soon.
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Spotlight in History
- 1966 Joe Blanchard def. Fritz Von Erich for the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Champion
- 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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