Jim Ross has recently updated his online blog. In his latest edition he addresses rumors of Shawn Michaels retiring and all the recent injuries in WWE.
Concerning HBK Ross wrote, “I have heard no rumors about Shawn Michaels retiring any time soon. HBK seems to be as good if not better than any one in the biz right now and he seems to be having fun. That’s notwithstanding Monday night but no one I know would enjoy being choke slammed through a wooden table by a 7’3” 420 pound human. Michaels wrestles because he loves his craft/vocation not that he isn’t making major bucks. HBK already has major bucks but one can’t put a dollar value on Michael’s passion and the future Hall of Famer, who is definitely a changed man from a generation ago, will, in my opinion, continue to wrestle until either his “fire” is extinguished or his body says it is time to go home for good.”
Concerning the recent injuries Ross wrote, “There is lots of discussion about the number of injuries currently plaguing the WWE. Simply put, my philosophy on that matter is this, there is never a good time for any one to get injured but injuries create opportunities for healthy bodies. That may sound morbid but it is true. Any time a top star gets put on the shelf it creates a window of opportunity for someone who is “waiting for their break”. I could easily see new and deserving individuals get their number called and then it will be up to them to make a difference when they “get in the game”. The old song and dance about wrestlers being “held back” is usually a crock especially in today’s marketplace. If a talent is truly special from bell to bell, there is no holding nothing back. One can only pull a Tony Soprano and “poor me” so often.”
You can check out the full piece over at JRSbarbq.com.