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Jim Ross Blog: Lack of Promotion for Sunday’s ROH PPV, What TNA Should Do Going Forward & The Von Erichs

Below are highlights from WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross’ recent blog:

The Von Erichs: “The Von Erich’s not winning cleanly was perplexing. Please don’t try and sell me the worn out tale that the Von Erich’s are ‘part time and the other talents are not’ argument. The Von Erich’s had as much, if not more to do, with selling the tickets in Arlington than any one on the card so why not get two pops from the pro Von Erich crowd than one? Kevin Von Erich using the Von Erich Iron Claw was a classic touch and I’m happy it was saved for KVE. That’s good booking.”

TNA Going Forward: “If Impact could produce more weekly, TV shows like their Sunday PPV, and they easily could, then their brand has a chance to regenerate some momentum. In other words, stop with the long, drawn out talking elements and provide the fans what Impact’s talents do best and that is to wrestle. I have much more to say about this particular topic and a potential solution for this matter on this week’s Ross Report podcast which drops Tuesday at 6 pm pacific time. Every smart promoter that I ever worked with generally booked to his roster’s strengths and did his best to conceal his roster’s weaknesses. Impact Wrestling’s roster strength is bell to bell wrestling.”

ROH Best in the World: “ROH has a PPV coming up this Sunday and I have seen essentially nothing in the way of promotion on the ‘barker channels’ on cable. That’s not good. Why is this? If I was Sinclair I would use every bit of unsold commercial air time this week on their network to push the PPV in hopes of creating new money and a financial hit within the wrestling PPV marketplace.”

  • Chris E.

    I was excited for ROH’ War of the Worlds and Global Wars, but nothing set it apart from their weekly shows. The event just didnt have Pay Per View atmosphere. ROH has awesome wrestling but the Pay cards need to look top tier (especially when hosting a number of international stars). One note, no Cheeseburger, no Jimmy Jacobs, no R.D. Evans, or Romantic Touch. Those 4 are dead weight.