Jim Ross posted his latest blog on his JR’s Bar-B-Q website; JR talks about last night’s hyped “The Final Deletion match on Impact Wrestling, Brock Lesnar’s UFC 200 fight and more. You can read some highlights below:
Jim Ross comments on The Final Deletion:
Enjoyed the TNA presentation on Tuesday night on POP TV headlined by the unique and creative Final Deletion Match featuring brothers Matt and Jeff Hardy. This bout had some terrific production elements including no commentary and a ‘spot on’ music bed running throughout the presentation. This was fun to watch because it was original while still sticking to many of the old school values and principles that many of us enjoy. I applaud both Matt and Jeff for their creativity, their efforts and their desire to present a unique, pro wrestling bout that had a great story going in which provided viewers with significant anticipation and they then delivered a strong performance and outcome.
The Final Deletion match was one of the most unique and entertaining concepts that I’ve seen in years. Plus Matt Hardy deserves praise for re-inventing himself as a classic villain for this presentation and Jeff, of course, is simply one of the great performers that our biz has seen in decades.
I’m proud to call both brothers my friends and they were two of our greatest signees in WWE while I was working in talent relations. Both Matt and Jeff will join us in OKC on Sunday July 17 for OklaMania and tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com. For more info on the Oklahoma weekend please check out www.imperialwrestlingrevolution.com.
JR dispels the notion that WWE had involvement in choosing Brock Lesnar’s UFC 200 opponent:
It appears that many folks actually think that WWE had a major role in determining who Brock Lesnar is fighting at UFC 200. My take is that WWE likely had very little to do with UFC’s booking of Lesnar-Hunt even though admittedly the matchup is not the best pairing for Brock. UFC would never have any creative say in who a UFC star would face in a WWE ring and I feel the same concept works here too.
The first 60 seconds of the Lesnar vs Hunt fight Saturday night on PPV is crucial for both fighters as it’s likely that both men are training for the fight to end long before the scheduled 15 minute time limit allotted it. One can assume that Mark Hunt will come out throwing bombs that Lesnar must withstand while Brock looks for a takedown as quickly as possible. I’m still of the mindset that this fight will end violently and conclusively within the first 5 minutes of the fight.