WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has a new blog up at his website jrsbarbq.com. Here are some of the highlights:
On SmackDown in Tulsa: Tulsa’s Smackdown event was the best attended, WWE event ever in Tulsa. It helps to be in the biggest arena Tulsa has ever had, the impressive BOK Center, but a good accomplishment nonetheless. Some nimrods had some particularly stupid feedback to the column in the Tulsa World with not one mentioning the revenue the event created for the community. Some said the event was “heavily papered” which it was not. Why some people despise the genre so much is beyond my comprehension but i don’t read those kinds of comments when the circus or another touring show comes to town. I get that the product is not what it was years ago but when any event brings new money to any community it simply can’t be “Satan’s Traveling Road Show.” There were lots of kids in Tulsa who seemed to be having fun with their parents which isn’t a bad thing. It’s like the other day I heard a columnist for the “Daily Oklahoman,” a newspaper that I regularly read, say that he “despised” wrestling and it made him sick but gave no reason why in a conversation that concerned the UFC in OKC.
On Dennis Miller hosting RAW: The talented and caustic Dennis Miller says that he will be the guest host of Raw sometime this year. I doubt if that Monday Night Football thing will be addressed and hopefully not Miller’s exploits on the O’Reilly Factor but if allowed to be the performer that he is I can see Miller providing some stinging verbal jabs. I could easily see Miller, in character, as one of the most “despised” hosts on Monday night’s show as in someone who would embrace Randy Orton or more importantly a young antagonist like Jack Swagger or The Miz.
On Jeff Hardy: I hear that the previously discussed Jeff Hardy reality show is still on the drawing board pending, I assume, the results of Jeff’s legal entanglement being resolved. From what I hear, the Jeff Hardy reality show concept is not dead.
On Controversy Surrounding Rev. Al Sharpton’s RAW Appearance: I expect the Reverend Al Sharpton, therefore WWE, to garner a ton of pub from Reverend Al’s Raw appearance Monday night. The post Raw comments from media talking heads all over the country will be significant as Sharpton is a lightning rod for publicity and his voice has been heard at the forefront of many controversial topics. I can easily see where Reverend Al Sharpton might become the most controversial guest host to ever appear on Raw. From Cedric the Entertainer to Reverend Al Sharpton is quite the segue of diverse personalities.