Jim Ross has a new blog up at JrsBarBQ.com. Highlights are below.
On Bob Barker: I’m still amazed at how well Bob Barker handled his role on LIVE TV Monday night especially considering that the TV legend is in his mid 80’s. Mr. Barker has to be considered on of the best guest hosts that Monday Night Raw has featured.
On Trish Stratus: What will Trish Stratus’ role entail in her hometown Monday night in Toronto? She will undoubtedly be the “hottest” guest host to date…no pun intended….the talented 7 time WWE Women’s Champion is a happily married lady.
On Shelton Benjamin: It looks like Shelton Benjamin is working his way back to being a fan favorite. I could be wrong but that’s what it seems to me. I still think Benjamin can be special with the right presentation because athletes like him don’t come along too often. Plus, Shelton is one of the most engaging and entertaining guys on any roster in the locker room. If that talent can be transferred to in front of the camera, and I think it can, the WWE can mine some valuable minerals from the Gold Standard.
On Chris Jericho: How good is Chris Jericho? Is any performer in the business better at this point in time? Jericho’s interaction with Barker and then his match with MVP Monday was exemplary.
On broadcasting for Sunday: I do not know what Todd Grisham and my assignments for Sunday in Montreal, a great city by the way, love those smoked meat sandwiches, other than we will call Kane-Khali, Punk-Undertaker and “possibly” the Jericho/Show vs. MVP/Mark Henry tag bout. Who broadcasts the tag is still up in the air as I understand it. With Raw being WWE’s top, TV priority and brand from a corporate positioning standpoint, Cole and Lawler might get the bulk of the work in Quebec.
On going to TNA Wrestling: It’s just more gossip. I am of the mindset that I will end my career in WWE.