Jim Ross Blogs: Kurt Angle/TNA Booking, Riley/Matthews, More


Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights…

On TNA’s Booking of Kurt Angle: TNA has a PPV this Sunday emanating from South Florida called Lockdown. It troubles me that Kurt Angle is once again being saddled up and ridden into a mid card match at this stage of his game. Just an observation and not attacking TNA Impact who I hope continues to develop their own identity and they play to their strengths, which is bell to bell physicality and aggressive storytelling.

On His Podcast: Trish Stratus will be my guest on Wednesday March 12 followed up a week later on Wednesday March 19 by Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy, Mick Foley.

On Hendricks vs. Lawler For The UFC Welterweight Title: I’m told that the Hendricks vs. Lawler UFC Welterweight Title fight is a complete sell out in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. The Oklahoma native Hendricks is a stud and had been since being a multi time, Oklahoma high school state wrestling champion before going on to become a wrestling All American at Oklahoma Statue University which is also the alma mater of Jack and Jerry Brisco. The intangible that a 4 ounce glove provides means that any thing can happen with Hendricks deadly strikes along with ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler’s punching expertise this fight, hopefully, won’t make it to the judge’s cards. I see a stoppage or a knockout in someone’s future in this one to see who replaces GSP while the French Canadian is on a sabbatical.

On Alex Riley and Josh Matthews’ Work on The WWE Network: Impressed with Alex Riley on the pre game and post game ‘panel’ on the WWE Network. Alex comes by his talking skills naturally and seemingly has a long, productive future in his current role. I enjoyed working with Alex in NXT and feel he’s a potential star on the Network. Host Josh Mathews also seemed more comfortable in his host role on the panel but the panelists talking over each other endlessly needs to lessen. I think that these pre and post game shows have unlimited potential. I like the casting of Mathews in this new role.

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