Jim Ross Blogs: WrestleMania Role, Fandango vs. Y2J, & More


Jim Ross recently shared his thoughts on WrestleMania 29. Here are the highlights…

On His Role at WrestleMania: Found out Saturday that I was going to be a part of the Pre and Post Game shows on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. It was a blast and I enjoyed working with @scottstanford1, @WWEDustyRhodes and @TrueKofi and hope that the pre and post game concept is utilized again in the future. It’s great to be able to contribute to a major PPV in any way possible. I haven’t heard about the status of those shows going forward for those asking.

On Mania’s Main Matches: My match of the night at WM29 was Taker vs. @CMPunk. Loved @TripleH vs. @BrockLesnar too. Tough act to follow, as I have discussed here for weeks, and going on last is always a daunting experience and it was Sunday for @JohnCena and @TheRock but they came through it well especially considering that Rock had a torn abductor muscle that he suffered early in the bout.

On Fandango vs. Jericho: Not shocked, I wrote about it here multiple times, that Fandango had a solid outing with the great @IAmJericho Chris Jericho at WM29 notwithstanding the point that Jericho’s retaliation on Fandango Monday night on RAW was pure textbook. Young wrestlers need to take note of Jericho’s unbridled passion And realism in getting a piece of Fandango on RAW. The Fandango buzz is intriguing and it will last as long as his in ring performances hold up positively to his controversial TV persona.

On The Work He’s Doing On The Mid-South DVDs: For the record, I am NOT producing the upcoming Mid South Wrestling DVD that WWE will release in September. I merely did several hours of interviews and voiced over some non televised main events that previously had not been called by anyone. I was simply asking for ideas on Twitter @JRsBBQ of what some might want to have included in this long awaited release. Knowing the society that we live in today, no matter what WWE puts on this DVD some will squeal like a pig stuck under a gate because something they they wanted to see did not make the edit. How about this…if the first one sells good how about WWE produce a second one? Novel concept. I called a ton of new matches on the Mid South DVD Tuesday night including a 40+ minute clinic of a NWA Title Bout from the Superdome between Ric Flair and Terry Taylor. Also called Snowman vs. Jake Roberts for the TV title with The Barbarian (aka John Nord aka The Berserker) in Jake’s corner and Muhammad Ali in the Snowman’s corner. This match shows just some of the brilliance of Jake the Snake. This one was also from the Superdome. Called a blood bathe between Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Maddog Buzz Sawyer from New Orleans, old, downtown Municipal Auditorium, a Midnight Express vs. Rock ‘n Roll Express match and some ‘Last Stampede’ content involving Cowboy Bill Watts and Stagger Lee vs. Jim Cornette’s Midnight Express….among MANY other bouts. After we finished, I sounded like I had gargled with Drano but thankfully the pints of hot tea that I consumed got me through it….and kept me up all night hitting the facilities.

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