Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry. Here are the highlights….
On a Possible Autobiography: My autobiography is being seriously discussed within the literary world with some major publishers and I hope to have more info on that long anticipated project within the next month or so too. Trying to determine a primary focus on a 40 year relationship with the genre is daunting. Lots of concepts and ideas on what to focus on and on what to leave out. I don’t want to author a weighty tomb as they are intimidating on a bookstore shelf and that adversely affect sales.
On Monday’s RAW: The last two segments of RAW were specifically good as the Rhodes boys won the tag titles from the Shield thanks to the Big Show’s holiday ham sized right hand. Arguably not the greatest method for the Rhodes family to win but, the bottom line, the grandsons of a plumber became WWE Tag Champions in a division that until recently hasn’t had much cache. I’ve been impressed with how the Big Show TV persona has evolved and been rehabilitated over the past several weeks. Show is special and should be booked as such and cannot be utilized like an every day player or as he has the majority of his WWE career.
On Things That Hurt Wrestling: One thing that hurts pro wrestling today is the elimination of all time limits and a logical set of rules that cause matches to end. The elimination of time limits, on TV and at live events, eliminates a long established conclusion to a match of which many things can spin off. When pro wrestling is over thought and common sense is lessened, it adversely affects an already over the top entity which then hampers one’s ability to suspend their disbelief and invest into the storylines. IE…why in a No Disqualification tag team match are tags even a necessity. What’s the referee going to do if a participant doesn’t’ tag? Exactly….nothing.
On Meeting Up With Shane McMahon: Great hooking up with Shane McMahon for a few minutes while I was between meetings Tuesday in NYC. Shane looks great and honestly has seemingly never been in better shape. He’s head of a company in China working in the cable/satellite TV world and affiliated projects so he is staying busy notwithstanding having a lovely wife and three healthy, strapping sons. Funny how one remembers things of significance in wrestling jargon but it was 17 years ago when Shane and his wife married which marked the week that JJ Dillon abruptly left WWE and Bruce Prichard and I were in South Africa producing a TV show for WWE’s TV affiliate there. I think that was the show that I worked on commentary with Honky Tonk Man. Damn….17 years…man, how things change and time flies.
You can read Jim’s full blog by clicking here.