JR Speaks on Bret Hart, Sports Talk Radio & More Lawler

Nick Paglino

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

It looks as if as many as one dozen candidates may run for Mayor of Memphis including several professional politicos. The African American vote in Memphis will be critical for Jerry Lawler and his opponents. From what I read in the Memphis media, some of the black candidates may divide a large segment of Memphis voters which might enhance the King’s chances of winning the election. Nonetheless it will be a daunting challenge for any candidate to win the October special election without an established,  clear cut favorite and, unfortunately, it may be the candidate who spends the most money on TV and radio ads that "buys" their way into running the city of Memphis. The current Mayor is leaving office but will enjoy, from what I understand, an approximate $90K annual pension of which the Mayor of Memphis earns after one term in office or so it was told to me. The King has tremendous name identity in his home town but his path to City Hall won’t be easy and is going to require using a great deal of "shoe leather" and pressing the flesh and spending virtually every waking minute working on his campaign. I haven’t talked to Jerry in a couple of weeks but likely will soon, in Philly at the Night of Champions, and will be interested in seeing how his campaign is going.

I got a nice email from "Hitman" Bret Hart a day or so ago and he is moving around very well with his new knee that replaced the original equipment several weeks ago. Bret is spending time in Calgary this summer and we were hoping to get together when WWE is in Alberta in a few weeks but that looks iffy due to our respective schedules. Bret and I stay in somewhat regular contact and I know he’s been keeping an eye on the Hart Dynasty which are now appearing regularly on Friday Night Smackdown. 


Speaking of Bret Hart, if you are a regular internet user, I strongly suggest that you check out WWEClassics.com which is the ‘net equivalent of TV’s WWE 24/7 On Demand. Those that enjoy writing the word’s, "J.R.’s shilling" can have at it but I love watching the classic footage made available on these platforms and if you are an old school fan of wrestling then you owe it to yourself to at least sample WWEClassics.com. Shilling or not, it is really good stuff. Check it out and I promise that you won’t be sorry.

I had a meeting last week with sports talk radio station KREF, AM1400 in Norman, to discuss me doing something on a weekly basis on the station. We’re still in the talking stages but it would help promote J.R.’s Family BBQ which is located in the same city as well as other projects of which I am involved. The cool thing is that the station has a website that provides streaming video of their hosts doing their work in the studio plus they have a national watts line and take email questions. I hope that if I get involved with KREF that you will consider checking it out. I would likely be on late week in the afternoon and for a hour or so not to mention the possibility of doing something surrounding the pre or post game OU Football broadcasts. KREF doesn’t carry the actual OU Football games but who knows what could happen there some day in the future?



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