Jim Ross recently blogged about 2014 WWE Hall of Fame candidates and more. Here are the highlights…
On CM Punk and Paul Heyman: Was asked on my weekly radio hit on yahoosportsradio.com today with @SeanPendergast about the promo skills of @CMPunk and @HeymanHustle this past Monday on Raw. Quite simply, Heyman and Punk are at the top of the food chain when it comes to delivering, believable, organic, suspend-my-disbelief. verbal presentations. They are themselves. They are passionate and they believe what they are saying to be absolute fact. Young wrestlers who can execute their promos in the same manner increase their chances to find success and reach the Promised Land. A bad actor playing the role of a pro wrestler cannot or will not succeed, at least in my opinion. Bottom line for young talents….embellish who you naturally are and let the chips fall where they may.
On 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Candidates: It seems as if I never stop getting questions on who will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014 in New Orleans. Obviously, there are a few former Mid South Wrestling stars that would be viable candidates including Danny Hodge, who is in every wrestling Hall of Fame known to man, I think, the Fabulous Freebirds, and Dr. Death Steve Williams to name a few that come off the top of my biased brain.
On The Mid South Wrestling DVD: Be aware that there are going to be some somewhat graphic, physically intense wrestling bouts on the Legends of Mid South Wrestling DVD that WWE will released on September 10. One bout that I called that never aired on TV was a bloodbath between Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Mad Dog Buzz Sawyer from a live event that, I think was from the old, downtown, New Orleans Municipal Auditorium. For fans who never saw Sawyer perform, he was a special talent that was overtly physical and as equally controversial. Duggan was a Bruiser Brody-like ass kicker in his Mid South run and this rivalry was one of the best of the promotion’s history.
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