Jim Ross Blog: UFC Buying Strikeforce, Rock/WM27, Raw

Matt Boone

The following are highlights from the latest online blog by WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:

JR on UFC’s acquisition of Strikeforce: “UFC President Dana White says that it will be ‘business as usual’ for Strikeforce. I have no reason not to believe White but I do find it hard to fathom that ‘business as usual’ will last long term. It doesn’t seem to be ‘long term feasible.’ What is your definition of ‘long term’ in this particular situation? Perhaps it can be defined as long as Strikeforce is under contract with CBS/Showtime to provide programming.”

JR on The Rock: “It is still a head scratcher to me as to what role TheRock will play, if any, in the WWE Title Bout at WM27. A good piece of road has been traveled in that vehicle to not deliver the good in some fashion, or so it would seem. This mater alone makes this Wrestlemania hard to definitively predict.”

JR on Monday’s Raw: “The St. Louis Raw this Monday is an important stop on the road to Wrestlemania especially after following the Dallas show last Monday when @steveaustinBSR returned to pop a terrific TV rating. If history holds true, the final three Monday night Raw’s going into a Wrestlemania PPV are generally hot shows. St. Louis has significant advance ticket sales and the long time hotbed of pro wrestling from the Promoter Sam Muchnick days will likely be a hot, loud crowd which makes any show better. It is crunch time for all involved in MNR as its like needing three wins over three weeks to make it to the championship game at the Final Four.”

Check out the complete blog online at JRsBarBQ.com.

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