Jim RossJames William Ross
- Birthdate: 01/03/1952 (age 63)
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 250 Ib
Jim Ross is an American professional wrestling ...
Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry. Here are the highlights…
On John Cena Going Heel: Not sure why this line of questioning has suddenly became 'timely' but, NO, I do not think that John Cena will ever be an official, wrestling villain. I see no reason to consider such casting whatsoever. If you choose to boo Cena, then that's your choice. Have at it. It doesn't bother Cena to any measurable degree as best that I know plus you have the right to express yourself, within reason, at WWE events. I don't think that any one, especially children, should subjected to attention starved, usually young, male fans obscene taunts but that's another story. Being a former head of talent relations, I'd take a locker room full of John Cena types as it relates to work ethic, passion, toughness, dedication, reliability and heart all day long. Those that can't see that likely haven't left their Mommy's breakfast table yet. I know that @steveaustinBSR feels much the same way.
On Total Divas: Enjoyed watching E's Total Diva premier episode Sunday night. I think that my wife enjoyed it more than I did but I thought it was very well done. I remember in the early days of heading the talent relations department at WWE, how few Divas that we had on our regular roster. Then it seemed as if it just exploded and we suddenly had a locker room full of talented ladies who were just as competitive on all levels as their male counterparts. Managing the females was never boring or predictable but I found that most of the women were actually more honest in their business discussions than many of their male peers. Our hiring of so many gifted ladies helped usher in the attitude era and paved the way for today's divas and the reality show that many of us enjoyed last night.
On Ring of Honor: Not overly comfortable addressing questions regarding ROH and TNA. I'm not a weekly viewer of either brand even though I support the success of both groups and am pulling for both wrestling companies to be successful. I have friends that work for both groups. ROH has a unique opportunity with its parent company, Sinclair Broadcasting, owning the ROH brand and let's hope that they don't end up making many of the same mistakes that the Turner people did with WCW. Certainly, WCW produced a nice looking product from a TV, esthetic standpoint. It's great that ROH provides so many young talents the chance to get noticed on TV. That's a great group to begin one's journey without question.
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