The following are highlights from the latest online blog by WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross:
On WWE talent scouting and the ascension of Brock Lesnar: “Got my tickets for the NCAA Wrestling Championships today via Federal Express. Going to attend w/ WWE HOFer Jerry Brisco who is scouting the event for WWE. I’m going as a fan and to keep my Okie friend company.”
“If Jerry is lucky, he might find another Brock Lesnar, however, jocular, Hereford Bulls come along very rarely.”
“WWE is smart to invest in educated, athletic, young people with big personalities who, hopefully, grew up watching some TV Wrestling. Brock was not a pro wrestling fan when he signed with WWE but he burned through the pro wrestling drills in OVW like the beast that he is and was as natural as anyone we ever signed.”
On the continued success of his Ross Report podcast: “Got a call today from Podcast One telling me that the current Ross Report with Trish Stratus is killing it. Last I looked on the iTunes Sports Podcast Top Ten, it was #1 in USA, #3 in UK, #5 in Australia, and #1 in Canada. Downloading is free at iTunes and http://www.podcastone.com.”
“Next week Mick Foley is my guest in one of the funniest shows of which I’ve been a part so be sure and check us out.”
On the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX: “Speaking of WM, I’m not answering any questions regarding who is going to win the Andre the Giant 30 Man Battle Royal because I’m not even sure who’s in it. The irony of this attraction is that many participants wouldn’t have been on the card if not for this match but they will be some of the same individuals who complain about their pay offs.”
Check out the complete blog at JRsBarBQ.com.