JR's Blog: SlobberKnocker!! 1st Book Signing, Paul O'Brien on Ross Report, OklaMania2, Lance Russell's Brilliance, War Games 2017
Posted: Oct 6th 2017 By: Jim Ross
Greetings every one and thanks for stopping by our site. Lots to talk about on the week that 'SlobberKnocker: My Life in Wrestling' was born.
SlobberKnocker hit bookstores on Tuesday with amazing results thus far as sales via Amazon.com have been exceptionally brisk. Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million are some of the outlets that are selling SlobberKnocker.
The audio version of SlobberKnocker can be acquired at www.novelaudio.com, iTunes, Amazon, and at www.audiobooks.com.
My first SlobberKnocker signing is going to be next Friday October 13 at Books-A-Mullion in Grapevine, Texas. More info to come but it's likely going to be in the early evening. Love to see you there. The's the night before the OU vs Texas, Red River Showdown the next afternoon.
I do know that if my wife Jan were still here that she would be enjoying reading all the positive feedback that folks are giving our book about an extremely average guy whose journey in life is far from ordinary and with an even more unusual vocation as its backdrop.
OklaMania2 is a huge, indy show this weekend in Oklahoma ...in Ardmore to be exact on Saturday at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum promoted by Imperial Wresting Revolution. Great, family show to attend including OklaCon in the afternoon where the stars will be meeting the fans. WWE HOFers Sting, Gene Okerlund, Sunny, Kevin Von Erich, and a host of other top stars converge on Ardmore which is just north of Dallas on I35. Missy Hyatt iw also making a rare appearance.
This month on the Ross Report podcast, I'll be talking to Ted DiBiase about his docu-film coming out in November and with Rory Karp who is the man behind the Ric Flair 30 for 30 that will air soon on ESPN to well earned fanfare. We've had some powerful guests on recently and have produced some of our most productive shows as of late. Thanks to all that continue to download and to subscribe for FREE to The Ross Report at Apple Podcasts and who support our efforts at www.podcastone.com.
Loved talking to my SlobberKnocker writing partner Paul O'Brien this week on the Ross Report podcast at www.podcastone.com and at Apple Podcasts. Paul's 'Blood Red Turns Dollar Green' trilogy is what lead me to Paul to help finish our book after Scott Williams unexpectedly passed away last year.
2017 has been a devastating year for loved ones passing away as it relates to yours truly. I assume that it's merely a function of growing older but it certainly doesn't make these loses any easier to accept. The sudden passings of Bobby Heenan and now Lance Russell have been crushing blows for me to deal with as both men and their respective spouses we also friends of Jan and me outside the business. I certainly understand the fact that life has to go on but no one said that it would always be an easy journey.
Trust me...it's not.
Lance Russell was unequivocally the best, TV Wrestling 'host,' for the lack of a better term, ever in the wrestling business and, arguably, will always be considered as such. Lance is the only person in the wrestling biz that I can honestly say that I've never heard a single person 'knock' or say negative things about. The only other person that one might be able to say the same thing about is the late Owen Hart. Lance had great credibility as a broadcaster and his audience trusted and believed in him. These are invaluable traits for any broadcaster and especially in the sports entertainment biz.
Excited to hear that WWE is returning War Games to the NXT Takeover in Houston on November 18. Should bre a nostalgic walk down memory lane. The early days of the War Games were special without question. Anxious to see what the 2017 version of War Games looks like, "if you weill."
Remember that you can get JR's delicious condiments including JR's Original BBQ Sauce, HOT BBQ Sauce, Chipotle Ketchup, Main Event Mustard (Jalapeno Honey Mustard), All Purpose Seasoning/Rub at www.wweshop.com where they will deliver right to your front door quickly and efficiently.
JR's deliciousness is also available at over 200 Ingles Markets in the southeastern part of the USA. Proceeds of every product sold at Ingles goes to www.teamheadlock.org.
Excited to be attending my Oklahoma Sooners game this Saturday against visiting Big 12 Conference member Iowa State.
At amazon.com, you can score 'SlobberKnocker' for only 13.99 for the Kindle version and $15.27 for the hardcover.
Thanks for the visit and the support especially for SlobberKnocker. Many blessings to you all.
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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