WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross published a new blog at Jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights.
Rock vs. CM Punk: “The closing segment involving @TheRock and Punk was the unofficial kickoff to the road to WrestleMania in my estimation which will be preceded by a stop in Phoenix for the Royal Rumble and in New Orleans for the Elimination Chamber. I felt the chemistry between the two stars and their verbal interaction had an Attitude Era feel.
“I find it somewhat humorous that some fans and pundits are actually keeping score as to who got the better of the other during their extended ‘conversation’ as I felt that the true winners of the ‘debate’ were the fans. How one can accurately judge such a subjective piece of business such as we heard is a head scratcher to me but I’m certainly not saying that folks don’t have a right to their opinion. Bottom line, and the good news, is that people cared enough to have an opinion.
“Most resonating statement in the final segment, in my view, was Punk saying that he was “Going to kick your ass” to Rock. That’s what it’s still all about…kicking one’s ass.”
His stance on WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro: “@AntonioCesaro delivering his finisher, the Neutralizer, to a behemoth the size of Khali was a jaw dropper. By the time that WrestleMania rolls around, I’m thinking that Cesaro will be a significant player on April 7. Cesaro is the type of in ring talent that would have been coveted in virtually any era and would never have had to look for work in the territory days.”
Oh whether or not he will ever do a podcast or write an autobiography: “No, I have no plans to do a podcast. Firstly, I have little to no technical expertise and I’m not a fan of most podcasts. The podcasts that I see promoted that are more than 15 or 20 minutes long would challenge me to listen. Things could change but that’s my plan at this time.
“Same goes for writing an autobiography. I do want to do a book someday but I haven’t been able to get into the proper mindset to do all the research necessary to write something other than fluff loaded with inaccuracies. Plus, the book market right now is soft or so I’m told. I want to have the tools and support system in place to write a great book and not just something to generate a pay day.”