Jim Ross has a new blog up at JrsBarBQ.com, here are the highlights…
On Tomorrow’s Smackdown: SmackDown features three really solid bouts Friday night including Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho, John Morison vs. Edge, and Rey Mysterio vs. C.M. Punk. Plus, an altercation with Michelle McCool and WWE Women’s Champion Melina ended up being very physical. I think that once you watch this Friday night’s show that you will agree that it’s a damn solid show again this week.
On His Role on Smackdown: It was nice being back on Raw Monday night but I have to admit that the longer I’m away from Raw the less I miss the routine that I established throughout the 600 plus episodes on which I appeared. I truly believe that my style of broadcasting wrestling fits the Friday night program better than the Monday night format. Yours truly, as of now will not be in Green Bay Monday night for the commercial free, Donald Trump laden Monday Night Raw which suites me to a tee. Getting to Milwaukee on Monday and watching Raw and then attacking our work on Tuesday works best at this stage of my game and adding Mondays back into the equation is doubling my work load and my travel schedule.
On Drug Use: All pro sports and entities like WWE should simply have a zero tolerance drug policy. If guys or gals don’t want to play by the rules then tell them adiós. This means that the best, most deserving prospects would be signed and not only men of a particular, larger size. I have enjoyed MMA fights featuring guys in smaller weights many more times than I have the heavyweights. Kids like Uriah Faber never fail to entertain the customers. Signing college educated, athletic, extroverted, individuals who have been scholarship athletes and who have achieved their goal of earning a degree should raise the overall character of any locker room and perhaps would eliminate more “issues” down the road. Just one guy’s opinion.
On Gerald Brisco: First of all Gerald did not have a stroke. He fell ill on Sunday morning as his face became swollen and he was having difficulty talking. At first some thought he might have had an allergic reaction to either medication or food. It was also thought for a short while that he might have even had an attack of Bells palsy. After cat scans and MRI’s, it was discovered that Gerry had a very small hole in his heart that is being repaired on Wednesday utilizing a more non evasive type of surgery via going though his groin. This type of surgery is not unusual. Gerry also had a blockage in an artery in his neck that will be addressed via medication. It is not known how long GB will be out but knowing him as I do he will be back at work in a few weeks.