New JR Blog: Tito Ortiz/WWE?; Piven Hosting RAW, More

Matt Boone

Jim RossThe online blog-commentary of WWE announcer and Hall Of Famer Jim Ross has been updated. The following are some news highlights from the blog:

JR On Piven Hosting RAW: "Actor Jeremy Piven will guest host Raw Monday night from the sold out Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Ct on what could be an unique night as it relates to Mr. Piven. The Entourage star and the star of an upcoming film that actually looks very funny is reportedly somewhat attitudinal. I only know what I read and I am not claiming that Piven is a tool, for the record. Nonetheless, as I wrote earlier, I hope that Piven is exactly like his character Ari Gold on the HBO’s Entourage and ‘runs rough shod’ on Monday night. In the old days many of the veterans would have clamored to see who could play the biggest rib on Piven or any other ‘celebrity’ who came into the locker room area and acted any thing less than respectful to the biz.

JR On Fedor/UFC Controversy: "Bottom line is this, if Fedor wanted to sign with UFC and cement his legacy and enhance his arguably padded 30-1 record he would do so. Great competitors always want to compete on the highest level and one could assume that Emelianenko would be no different. The excuse that ‘we couldn’t get a deal done’ feels more like a cop out than a reason.

JR On Tito Ortiz/WWE: "I remember meeting Tito, who was attending a WWE event with Rick Bassman many years ago in Anaheim at the Pond, if memory serves me correctly, when Tito had an interest in discussing a potential career in WWE. Tito had/has a great look, charisma, is obviously very athletic and would have likely done very well in WWE. However, Tito’s true calling is MMA and for an athlete to be able to perform only a few times a year for big bucks and not endure excessive travel is the only way for some athletes to go about their professional lives IE Brock Lesnar.

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