Good Old JR is back with a new blog, as always he weighs in on several subjects including Taz’s Finishing School and the recent TNA storyline featuring Jeff Jarrett’s kids. From the blog:
“Not a big fan of some aspects of real life being played out on a TV wrestling show…never have and never will. Some real life stories do work without question. Montreal ’97 served to create some intriguing storylines over the years based on the ‘evil Mr. McMahon’ TV persona. There are many examples of real life events/situations that fit well into the world of pro wrestling story telling.
I’ve always thought that wrestling deaths, religion, and politics (excluding nationalism storylines IE the Iron Sheik vs. Sgt Slaughter type storylines) should not be a significant part of on going broadcasts.
Neither should those afflicted with illness including Bells palsy victims but that’s old news and used to be a sore subject around our house but is now water under the bridge.
An emailer asked me what I thought about recent TNA storylines involving Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Jarrett and their children. I’m not a regular viewer of TNA first of all but what I have seen of this storyline that’s allegedly based in reality isn’t my cup of tea. I could care less what the adults do in their storyline but having minor children involved doesn’t personally work for me. TNA isn’t my hill to die upon and I harbor no ill will toward them but I find it challenging to believe that some individuals actually think that this is effective, episodic TV.
Lastly, I’m sure that no one at TNA cares what I think, nor should they, but I’m merely addressing a question from one of our regular emailers. However, as Pink Floyd sang “Leave them kids alone.”
A regular on this site responded to my thoughts on Taz’s wrestling camp wondering how Taz could teach wrestling considering that Taz has had so many injuries and has a chronic neck condition. Obviously, Taz doesn’t have to get in the ring full time and bounce around to help his students. Coaching is teaching and Taz is a great teacher. I judge the process on the results and I like the results that http://www.teamtaz13.com are achieving. Not sure what motivated this feedback to be honest with you but I wanted to address it in case others read as it was a part of the feedback of our last blog.”