WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross posted the latest blog on his JRs Bar-B-Q site; The latest Jim Ross blog talks about Roman Reigns being attacked by a fan, NXT selling out the Barclays Center, AAA TripleMania, and much more. You can read a few excerpts below:
Ross On Reigns being attacked:
“It takes a real idiot to get physically involved in a pro wrestling match as a ‘fan’ and I use that term loosely did in Victoria, B.C. with Roman Reigns over the weekend. I think the guy should have been jailed and not just banned for life from WWE events as how is that going to be legislated? The ignorant person is lucky this happened in this era and not in a previous generation or his penalty would have been handled on site, in the back of the arena, for better or for worse. Cowboy Bill Watts enjoyed being the judge, jury and executioner when unruly, often times inebriated fans got physical with the talents. These fans got assaulted, I’m not condoning this, and then they still went to jail.”
On NXT Takeover selling out the Barclays Center in Brooklyn:
“Congrats to WWE NXT for selling out the Barclay Center in Brooklyn the night before Summer Slam and at the same time as our RINGSIDE w/ Jim Ross Show in NYC at the Gramercy Theater. NXT is an amazing success story that poses an interesting conundrum for WWE and that is how do they introduce all the young talents that are ready to be called up in a manner that is impactful and memorable? These ‘introductions’ are critical to the process. I’d estimate that approximately 14,000 fans will sell out the Barclay Center three nights in a row for WWE themed events which is an amazing accomplishment.”
Ross critiques EC3 versus Hardy on Impact Wrestling:
Really nice match last weeks on TNA with Matt Hardy vs. EC3. It’s good to see Impact Wrestling, a much better name IMO than is TNA, begin to build and emphasis younger talents. That doesn’t mean that veterans like Matt Hardy aren’t viable because they are. Matt is still very good and one can see that he’s taking good care of himself.
Ross On Brad Maddox:
WWE’s Brad Maddox, ever since I saw him in the FCW days in Tampa, has reminded me of the late, Eddie Gilbert and I used to encourage Brad to study at Eddie’s, villain tapes on You Tube, etc. I hear that WWE is repackaging Maddox which is a positive.