The latest Jim Ross blog is now available on JRsBarBQ.com, and you can read some highlights below:
JR Talks Samoa Joe:
I had a great conversation Monday night with Samoa Joe for a future podcast. Joe is one of the most intelligent and perceptive athletes that I’ve spoken with on our podcast and I certainly hope that WWE signs him as he could be invaluable in multiple areas for the wrestling side of the company IMO. It was the first time that we had talked in over a decade when I told him that, at that time, he wasn’t ready to be signed to a WWE contract to which Joe said motivated him and that he respected my honesty. Over the years I’ve become a big fan of his physical style but him getting trained in the Japanese style of wrestling helped him a great deal to become the star that he is today.
JR On Not Calling Awesome Kong A ‘Diva’:
On my podcast with Melina we talked about Kharma aka Awesome Kong who is one of my favorite lady wrestlers and notice that I did not use the term “Diva.” There;’s a question now in the Q&A’s section of the site addressing that matter as some feel that I have a personal grudge against the young lady which is asinine to say the least. I have no issue saying that Kia Stevens is a lady wrestler and not a dainty diva and/or a “10” based on the perception of many in today’s world. She is one of the main reasons that I watch TNA on Friday nights.
Sting Appearing On RAW:
Great seeing Sting on WWE TV which, for the longest time, I thought would likely never occur. Steve Borden is one of the best men in the biz and has always been a class act and one of my favorite people to work with over the years including his early days working in Mid South for Cowboy Bill Watts. I am beyond thrilled to see Sting finally get his ‘WrestleMania Moment’ this year as it is well earned and will be a moment that I will personally celebrate with The Stinger. Good things do often times happen to good people even in the wacky world of ‘rasslin.