On His Visit to ESPN: ESPN is an amazing place and the atmosphere and work environment is truly terrific. Everyone seems to love their work and I was welcomed there with open arms. I couldn't have been treated any better. Many corporations can learn from the attitude that I witnessed Friday in Bristol. It was great seeing my old friend The Coach but I missed Todd Grisham who was away doing boxing. Was thrilled to be interviewed extensively for an upcoming E60 piece ESPN is doing on the WWE Performance Center which I 'think' may air in April at some point. It's going to be an awesome feature as ESPN was provided amazing access.
On CM Punk and Tonight's RAW: Should be an interesting RAW tonight from Chicago as it relates to continuing to build WM30. I'm still of the belief that the full card and the ongoing creative for WM30 will remain fluid through the last RAW of the build to the biggest event of the year in WWE. Obviously, many fans are speculating that CM Punk will be back on RAW Monday night from his hometown in Chicago. Whether Punk is back or not, if I'm WWE I'm embracing the opportunity to produce a three hour show in front of one of the most passionate and enthusiastic audiences in the world. Just let things unfold as they will and roll with it, would be my suggestion. To over think how any crowd will or won't respond is fruitless to my way of thinking. If WWE tries to lead the audience, I'm thinking that will be a mistake. I think that Punk, one of my favorite wrestlers ever, and I've seen a few, should return and fulfill his contractual obligations which end in July but I'm not him. I don't walk in his shoes. Punk is so talented that he can make any situation entertaining and a potential, show stealing moment. Leaving good money laying on the table isn't prudent or this old schooler who values a dollar.
On His One Man Show: My sincere thanks to all the great people who helped make RINGSIDE: An Evening with Jim Ross in NYC a success. We had great crowds at the Gramercy Theater and everyone seemed to have fun. This is a new project for me and one that I'm endeavoring to make better every time out. I know that we will never be able to make everyone happy but I remain diligent to do the best shows that I possibly can.
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