JR Blog: Calling WM27/Raw, Rock vs. Cena, Tough Enough

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from the latest online blog by WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:

JR on calling WrestleMania 27 and Raw: “Announcing at WM27 was an adrenaline rush but I’ll admit that I was rusty and had plenty of pre-match anxiety as I would have liked to have been able to prep more. Plus, one never knows after a long absence from WM’s just how one will respond in the heat of battle.

“Being able to team with The King on Sunday night and Monday, for a few minutes anyway on RAW, made things easier for me. Broadcaster chemistry cannot be manufactured and the King and I were fortunate enough to have natural chemistry essentially since early on in our announcing tenure.”

JR on WrestleMania 28: “The journey between now and WM28 in Miami could well be very compelling especially considering that a main event has already been tabbed, the Rock vs. John Cena. I have no issue whatsoever in dubbing a main event a year in advance because that provides fans with a destination and hopefully the journey to the destination will be full of twists and turns. The opportunity to build an amazing anticipation for this bout certainly exists.”

JR on Tough Enough: “I loved Tough Enough and I hear that the upcoming episodes are much more compelling that the first of which I thoroughly enjoyed. I’m happy and proud of @steveaustinBSR as he is a genuine star who carries himself big time on the reality show that I felt was extremely well produced and edited.”

Check out the complete blog online at JRsBBQ.com.

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