JR: His Contract Status, McGuinness/WWE & Austin’s Injury

Nick Paglino

Jim Ross has updated his blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

"I can tell you that any questions regarding my contract status have been body slammed meaning I am not and will not address them. There is so much BS floating around about my employment status it has become embarrassing. WWE is pleased with my work and perceives me as an asset that they want to retain. Once we officially begin our negotiations we will see where it takes us. In the meantime, I have no apprehensions as to those negotiations as I have another business to help build in JR’s Family BBQ and this website for that matter. I am stay extremely busy as many of you know and perhaps too busy as my smarter than me wife has reminded me several times in the past few weeks. She’s right, for the record."

"Congrats to WWE for signing Nigel McGuinness who has been wrestling for Ring of Honor which is a helluva group of guys who obviously love the wrestling biz. McGuinness is a sound, in ring hand who can talk and will hopefully realize his dreams at the next level."

"I was a little surprised to read of Steve Austin’s "injury on the set" as I, perhaps erroneously, thought a gash in the head for Austin was like another day at the office. Steve certainly approached it that way but he is one of the tougher individuals that I have ever known. I hear great things about the two films that he now has in the can not including the film he shot with Sylvester Stallone called "The Expendables." Steve has immersed himself in his film work just as passionately has he did his ring work."

"Love it when I read a report about a wrestling TV event and it merely clumps the broadcasters together as "the announcers." Yes, I’m biased but try watching a wrestling TV show with the sound muted. I suggest it might not be as entertaining. Even when we "announcers" screw up at times that provides many internet fans something more to bitch about."

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