Jim Ross posted his latest blog entry last night at JRSBARBQ.com, talking about Booker T as the new Smackdown General Manager, his thoughts on the upcoming Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar match at Summerslam, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, news on WWE officials at the Olympics scouting for talent and more.
He also mentions the fires currently raging in Oklahoma and how the latest news is that it was started by an arsonist. He hopes that the person who started the fire is quickly found and brought to justice.
Here are some highlights of the blog post:
About the National Wrestling Hall of Fame: Spent the day in Stillwater, Oklahoma in meetings and dropped by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame @NWHOF and I have to say it is amazing. A must see for all fans. It’s so classy and with some of the most amazing memorabilia I’ve ever dreamed of seeing. If you are ever traveling on I-35, hop off at the Stillwater exit and take a moment to go on the tour. I promise that you won’t be disappointed.
Booker T as Smackdown GM: I think that Booker T will do a nice job as Smackdown General Manager as he seemed comfortable in his role Friday night. I also thought the two man booth of Michael Cole and Josh Matthews did well. Some three man combinations have and can work but my preference is a two man broadcast team not just for WWE but for football, hoops, and baseball.
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar at Summerslam: I was talking to WWE HOF’er Jerry Brisco Friday on my way back from his stomping grounds of Stillwater and we got to talking about HHH vs. Lesnar at Summerslam. We both agree that the match will likely be off the page thanks to the personal issue that is brewing and the fact that both men will be of the mindset to steal the show. I expect a smart, physical contest from two men who are comfortable in the spotlight and with pressure on them to deliver in a big way. Some athletes thrive being in the cross hairs of the audience especially when the lights are their brightest while other main event level talents have been known to occasionally wilt under the pressure of main eventing a major PPV. I will say that the broadcasters who get the opportunity to call the HHH-Lesnar bout will have every thing provided them to make the match a classic.
Working with NXT: I’m headed back to Orlando next week for another round of tapings at Full Sail University for NXT. Thursday night’s show starts at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who thinks that I might actually not enjoy broadcasting a few NXT bouts and helping the young talents achieve their goals is pet coon goofy. It’s damn near insulting to think that I would rather stroke my own ego and appear on Raw or Smackdown each week rather than help a great team of young people grow as professionals and, hopefully, contribute to the long term success of the company of which I am loyal.
WWE Officials in London: WWE officials along with Mark Henry are in London at the Olympic Games doing some important due diligence for WWE Developmental. Stay tuned.
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