WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights.
Chris Jericho vs. Fandango at WrestleMania: “Chris Jericho wrestling Fandango at WM29 is a win in my view if for nothing else Jericho is on the card, and he makes any card that he is on better, and Chris certainly deserves to be at the biggest event of the year. Secondly, @IAmJericho will push Fandango to wrestle and perform at Jericho’s pace and we will all see what Fandango has to offer under pressure at MetLife Stadium. I will assure you that Jericho won’t modify his big event, game to accommodate the young Fandango.”
Ric Flair being hospitalized: “Heard Ric Flair was in Philly Monday but was send back to Charlotte for medical reasons. I don’t know any details but hopefully Ric has followed up with his doctor’s in Charlotte to determine what the issue is with apparent swelling in his knee. Naitch will always be Naitch but he’s in his mid 60’s now and Mother Nature and Father Time rarely compromise.”
Gay marriage: “I rarely get political here but I do not feel that I have the right, as a human being, to tell other people who love each other that they cannot marry even though they might be of the same gender. All of God’s children deserve to be happy.”
Jesse Ventura saying he was difficult to work with: “Some one hit me with a question at our Q&A’s that said that on some DVD interview that Jesse Ventura said that I was hard to work with while we were partners in WCW. I’ve not seen the DVD but The Body has the right to his opinion and he’s, honestly, accurate in his assessment. I’m no day at the beach at the announce table because I demand so much of myself and from whoever is sitting beside me. I’m guilty. I expect those who broadcast the genre to prepare, in their own way, just as I do in my way. Bottom line is that broadcasters are there to tell compelling stories of an organic nature that suspend disbelief and enhance what the audience is seeing. The wrestlers write the music and the announcers are obligated to put the proper lyrics to said music. The stars of the show are the in ring talents and not the broadcasters. Ventura was an excellent color commentator especially with Vince McMahon and Gorilla Monsoon but I’m not sure that he was the same guy by the time he got to WCW. But, then again, I could be wrong.”