​Jim Ross Blogs – TNA Sacrifice, Goldberg/WWE, & More

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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog. Here are some
highlights:

On his “Ross Report” podcast: “Our Ross Report
Podcast is growing like crazy as with just one show per week we are staying in
the top ten of ALL sports podcasts on the iTunes charts. Thanks goes to all of
you for supporting it. You can download our podcasts free at podcastone.com and
via iTunes.”

“Right now we feature a fantastic interview with the amazing Gail Kim
including a cameo from her husband Chef Robert Irvine of the Food Network.”

“Next week is the blockbuster part one of my interview with Shawn Michaels
who discusses how close he came to returning to the ring to face his former
student Daniel Bryan, his reaction while sitting at the infamous Gorilla
Position during WM30 specifically when The Streak ended, his HOF experience this
year and so much more including analyzing many of his most memorable moments.
Shawn offers a perspective on CM Punk’s WWE departure that might surprise you
and our conversation in San Antonio that was the catalyst for HBK returning to
WWE after a four year hiatus.”

“In a couple of weeks I talk to Bill Goldberg which is already taped about
him returning to WWE, how he would like to see it done and why he is motivated
at age 47 to return to the ring. Bill also discusses the NFL. UFC, training at
the WCW Power Plant and who helped him the most in the early part of his career
along with the political world of pro wrestling as seen through the eyes of a
‘rookie’ non wrestling fan at the time. It’s a fascinating conversation with the
enigma known as Goldberg.”

On recent pro wrestling live audiences: “Some
thoughts on pro wrestling’s live audiences…..St. Louis wasn’t great for WWE
Monday night and the lack of noise adversely affected the broadcast IMO. Here’s
how I look at that matter: No one buys a not so cheap ticket, packs up the
car,drives to the venue and parks to come in and have their mind made up to NOT
make noise. The commitment to get to one’s seats is too great to come and act as
if one is watching golf or tennis. The product that one sees before them is what
is going to motivate a crowd to emotionally invest and to be loud and proud. The
St Louis crowd, normally a very good wrestling crowd, apparently did not see
enough to make the show sound special. There were moments but not enough of them
over the three hour show.”

On TNA Sacrifice: “TNA had a PPV a week ago where
the smaller crowd in a sound stage was embarrassingly quiet and provided little
to no motivation for the talents some of which had excellent bouts. TNA is in an
especially precarious position as they are in the closing months of their TV
rights deal with Spike and have zero momentum or leverage with which to
negotiate. Trying to save money by having the TV’s in the same venue more often
than not in Orlando is the kiss of death. If the crowds that attend IMPACT
events there don’t react to what they saw on the loaded, PPV card then they are
unlikely to ‘pop’ for much of any thing. That makes the TV show sound uninspired
and not ‘must see’ TV. It’s a good thing that Impact is going to do some of
their tapings outside the Orlando sound stage going forward as that scenario is
one designed for failure.”

“I am all for Impact and all wrestling companies for that matter to succeed
because he more places that talents, crew, etc have to work the better it is for
the overall business.”

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