JR's Blog: LaughBoston on Sale Tuesday, RINGSIDE @DCImprov and @GothamComedy, Brock-Bones a Lock, Remembering Hot Rod, Paige Belongs in WWE
Posted: Aug 1st 2017 By: Jim Ross
Greetings everyone and thanks for the visit to our site. Busy week on tap so let's kick this thing off...
Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 10 am ET at www.laughboston.com for our Saturday December 16 matinee of our RINGSIDE Show in Boston which will be our first in that market. Go VIP and enjoy the pre show event that includes a meet/greet/photo Op and more that's limited to 100 folks.
Our visit to the D.C. Improv is coming up soon as we will be in our nation's capital on Thursday night August 10 and tickets are still available at www.dcimprov.com. DC radio personality Chad Dukes will join me for this show that sold out when we were two years ago.
We will kick off Summer Slam weekend in NYC/Brooklyn on Friday night August 19 at the Gotham Comedy club with our RINGSIDE Show that will feature a very special guest. Tickets are on sale at www.gothamcomedyclub.com.
I love doing these shows especially the meet/greets plus the uncensored Q&A's are always different and fresh. Join me if you can and thanks for the support.
Remember that every bottle of JR's products sold at Ingles Markets throughout the southeast USA results in a donation to www.teamheadlock.org for Headlock on Hunger.
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The Q&A's here on the site are updated.
Sobering to think of losing Rowdy Roddy Piper two years ago of cardiac arrest at the age of 61. Roddy, Dusty Rhodes and I were all in the same era so when one of my own peers passes away it is an eye opener and a not so subtle reminder that our tomorrow's are never guaranteed. Hot Rod was a gifted performer who had natural timing and skills, skills that the Canadian learned on the road of life. Roddy was an amazing talent and a deep thinking, introspective individual who I truly loved conversing with, well, at least more often than not. Roddy's passion was infectious and it's the one thing that every talent earning a living in the mat game today can take away from Roddy Piper's career and that was his genuine love for the business of pro wrestling.
I've got no dog in the hunt on this matter, but since many have asked me about this I'll simply say that I'd love to see Paige back in the WWE competing with the talented, women's roster that's in place. Paige has incredible skills and I only hope that this potential opportunity to resume her career in WWE when she's healthy is taken seriously by all involved. There is no where else in the world for women wrestlers to do better financially than in WWE. Plus there is no better time to be a women's wrestler than now in @WWE.
Jon Jones challenged Brock Lesnar after Jones KO win over Daniel Cromier at UFC 124 Saturday night and the UFC found out when they needed to know and that it that the public will buy a Bones-Brock battle in the Octagon. I'm thinking to the tune of 1M buys on PPV when this one likely happens in 2018. This main event gives UFC a 'hit,' without question, while they await other stars to either return to form (GSP) (McGregor) or continue to evolve as legit, PPV selling main eventers.
Also, I don't see any scenario at this time that would drive any wedges between Lesnar and WWE regarding the WWE star being able to go collect a massive, seven figure plus payday while keeping his name in the public eye.
Ironically, word on the street is that Jones is also interested in a WWE payday some day in the future which adds some irony to the Bones-Brock UFC scenario.
Athletes are arguably smarter today than ever before and they realize that these massive paydays are not going to last forever plus the fact that no one ever has "enough money" contrary to public sentiment from those who actually don't have enough money.
Bones hand speed and reach will be problematic for Lesnar when they do tangle as Brock's striking defense will have to be spot on if the bigger grappler has any chance of winning on his way to a fully stocked pay window.
Sentimentally, I would have liked to be in Pittsburgh tonight for Raw as Pitt was wife Jan's hometown and I'm sure that if she were still alive that we would have been in the 'Burgh Monday night.
Recording the Ross Report tonight with Tammy Stych aks Sunny for this week's podcast. Should be interesting so be sure to subscribe for FREE at Apple Podcasts and at www.podcastone.com. Thanks for downloading and listening to our weekly audio show.
Enjoy your day/night and thanks for the visit.
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Spotlight in History
- 1968 Fritz Von Erich & Dan Miller def. The Spoiler & Gary Hart for the WCCW American Tag Team Champion
- 1970 Kim Ill & Pak Song def. Rufus R. Jones & Gorgeous George Jr. for the WCCW Texas Tag Team Champion
- 1978 Bull Ramos & Tiger Conway Jr. def. Mark Lewin & Karl Krupp for the WCCW Texas Tag Team Champion
- 2002 Se7en became the ACW Hardcore Champion
- 2005 Sexy Bologna (Anthony Jackson & Sudden Impact) def. Michael Faith & Justin Lee for the TPW Tag Team Champions
- 2011 Carnage became the NWA-FTA Heavyweight Champion
- 2011 Aaron Neil def. Jermaine Johnson for the IZW Heavyweight Champion
- 2011 Les Mayne def. Drake Gallows for the SWCW All-American Champion
- 2011 Drake Gallows def. Les Mayne for the SWCW All-American Champion
- 2016 Double D def. Randy Price for the IZW Impact Division Champion
Week of Sun 12-17 to Sat: 12-23
- 12-17 1968 Fritz Von Erich & Dan Miller def. The Spoiler & Gary Hart for the WCCW American Tag Team Champion
- 12-17 1970 Kim Ill & Pak Song def. Rufus R. Jones & Gorgeous George Jr. for the WCCW Texas Tag Team Champion
- 12-17 1978 Bull Ramos & Tiger Conway Jr. def. Mark Lewin & Karl Krupp for the WCCW Texas Tag Team Champion
- 12-17 2002 Se7en became the ACW Hardcore Champion
- 12-17 2005 Sexy Bologna (Anthony Jackson & Sudden Impact) def. Michael Faith & Justin Lee for the TPW Tag Team Champions
- 12-17 2011 Carnage became the NWA-FTA Heavyweight Champion
- 12-17 2011 Aaron Neil def. Jermaine Johnson for the IZW Heavyweight Champion
- 12-17 2011 Les Mayne def. Drake Gallows for the SWCW All-American Champion
- 12-17 2011 Drake Gallows def. Les Mayne for the SWCW All-American Champion
- 12-17 2016 Double D def. Randy Price for the IZW Impact Division Champion
- 12-18 1970 Toru Tanaka def. Fritz Von Erich for the WCCW American Heavyweight Champion
- 12-18 2010 The South Side Soul Assassins (Tyson Jaymes & 3rd Rail) became the SWCW Tag Team Champions
- 12-18 2010 The Saints of Twilight (Ignition & Reckless) def. Dustin Heritage for the ComPro Tag Team Champions
- 12-18 2010 Tim Rockwell def. Michael Barry for the ComPro Showtime Champion
- 12-18 2010 Dutch Hagen def. Shane Morbid for the ComPro Heavyweight Champion
- 12-18 2010 Kenny Campbell def. Wage for the IZW Impact Division Champion
- 12-18 2015 Korvin Sage def. Brock Landers for the MSWA Mid-South Cruiserweight Champion
- 12-19 1998 Grunt became the OPW Oklahoma Light Heavyweight Champion
- 12-19 2009 Eric Rose def. Dustin Heritage for the IZW Impact Division Champion
- 12-20 2008 Dustin Heritage def. Seth Allen for the IZW Impact Division Champion
- 12-20 2008 BLK-OUT (Jermaine Johnson & Montego Seeka) def. Impact, Inc. (Johnny Z & Bernie D) for the IZW Tag Team Champions
- 12-20 2008 Brother Luc & Johnathon Crash def. Lonnie Valdez & Epic for the ACW Tag Team Champions
- 12-20 2014 The K. C. Wolves (Graham Bell & Luke Langley) def. The Old School Studs (Randy Price & Gary Tool) for the IZW Tag Team Champions
- 12-20 2014 Jermaine Johnson def. Johnny Z for the IZW Heavyweight Champion
- 12-21 1979 Dusty Rhodes def. Mark Lewin for the WCCW Texas Brass Knuckles Champion
- 12-21 1986 Tony Atlas def. Crusher Yurkof for the WCCW Television Champion
- 12-21 2012 Barbi Hayden became the NWA-TXO Rose Champion
- 12-21 2013 Drake Gallows def. Kevin Morgan for the IZW Impact Division Champion
- 12-21 2013 The Canadian Red Devil became the BPPW Junior Heavyweight Champion
- 12-22 2007 Tommy Revell def. Michael Barry for the IZW Heavyweight Champion
- 12-22 2008 Li'l Joe became the GPCW Wichita Mountains Champion
- 12-22 2012 Jermaine Johnson def. The Convict for the IZW Impact Division Champion
- 12-22 2012 The Old School Suckas (Randy Price & Bryan Cruize) def. Big Business (Damon Windsor & Kevin Morgan) for the IZW Tag Team Champions
- 12-23 1968 Karl Von Stroheim & Treacherous Phillips def. Danny Hodge & Lorenzo Parente for the TSW United States Tag Team Champion
- 12-23 1985 Mark Youngblood def. Jack Victory for the WCCW Television Champion
- 12-23 2000 Heather Savage def. Jenna Love for the OPW Oklahoma Womens Champion
- 12-23 2001 The Texas Outlaws (Red Eagle & Butch Dalton) def. Rocco Valentino for the OPW Oklahoma Tag Team Champion
- 12-23 2001 Vanessa def. Amanda St. George for the OPW Oklahoma Womens Champion
- 12-23 2016 Samuel Savage def. Nathan Estrada for the ComPro Oklahoma X Division Champion
- Bill Black Dec 18th
- Michael Wolf Dec 18th
- Jay Doggins Dec 18th
- Sputnik Monroe Dec 18th
- Roy Welch Dec 19th
- Erik Watts Dec 19th
- Seth Angel Dec 19th
- Casey Columbo Dec 19th
- Kareem Sadat Dec 20th
- Jessica Journey Dec 20th
- Satchel Reigns Dec 20th
- Laverne Bottoms Dec 20th
- Ron Bass Dec 21st
- Josef Von Schmidt Dec 22nd
- Clint Cox Dec 22nd
- Brad Briggs Dec 23rd
- Aaron Neil Dec 24th
- Mike DiBiase Dec 24th
- Bronko Lubich Dec 25th
- Andre Williams Dec 25th
- Johnny Heidemann Dec 26th
- Masked Superstar Dec 27th
- Bill Goldberg Dec 27th
- Tatsumi Fujinami Dec 28th
- Firpo Wilcox Dec 28th
- Lanny Poffo Dec 28th
- Billy Ray [1st] Dec 29th
- Donny Brooks Dec 29th
- O'Brien Dec 29th
- J. T. LaMotta Dec 29th
- Justin Roberts Dec 29th
- Lynx Dec 30th