Jim Ross has posted a new blog at JRSBARBQ.com. Here are the highlights…
On Young Stars Catching His Eye: Who are two WWE superstars who seem to be catching on? Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler are both evolving nicely. I also think Jack Swagger has unlimited potential. In the territory days, these three would be prime examples of athletes who would earn success for a few years in various territories before being brought to WWE. The system has changed but taking time to evolve hasn't. Many fans have no patience and many talents don't put in the extra work in and out of the ring to get to the next level. These talents do and will be main event stars at some point unless injuries or other issues arise.
On HBK Refereeing Hell in a Cell: Does HBK being named referee to the HHH-Taker HIAC match take away from the match? Of course not. I think it adds to the drama and poses many more questions than answers which is essential to the build to any major bout. @ShawnMichaels is a show stealer and to think that his presence at WrestleMania, the site of some of his greatest performances, won't be impactful is absurd. The question is how impactful and to who? HBK has great history with both combatants which makes Shawn wearing the stripped shirt even more compelling.
On Demolition in the WWE Hall of Fame: When will Demolition go into the WWE HOF? We get this one weekly as well as the obligatory Savage, Sammartino, Warrior, etc questions on a regular basis. I am not involved in the selection process nor do I know how it fully functions today. I've done my best to make these points clear and going forward will refrain from addressing them in this manner. Lots of talents are deserving induction. Most get what they deserve at the end of the day. I consider being inducted in 2007 as one of my best days in the biz bar none.
On a Physical WWE Hall of Fame: Will WWE ever have a building that will house the WWE HOF and Museum? My guess is yes. That's been talked about for years and I know at varying points that multiple locations have been seriously considered. My best guess is that it will be in a high tourist area with other established attractions in the vicinity. Not having a structure to house the HOF doesn't lessen the honor of being a WWE HOF'er in my view.