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Jim Ross Blog: WWE and CM Punk Belong Together, Fans Hijacking Shows, Launching a Career

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on Here are some highlights from this entry:

– CM Punk- I know no more than any other fan. I know that I do not condone anyone walking away from their job or commitment no matter the situation unless one is completely physically and/or mentally unable to perform. Perhaps that’s the case in Punk’s situation but I don’t know. My guess is there’s nothing regarding this problem that can’t be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction including the most important people of them all in this equation and that’s the fans. Punk worked his entire, adult life building his body of work and embracing a loyal, fan base and those fans deserve to be a part of this particular chapter ending with the approiate closure.

I remain steadfast that at the end of the day the amazingly talented Punk and the WWE belong together.

Just as Steve Austin said on a recent podcast @PodcastOne, don’t leave money laying on the table no matter how much cash one has saved.

– Hijacking Shows- Fans pay their money to come to WWE events and have fun. Yelling, chanting, etc is a part of that process. I still remain firm in my opinion that the loudest chants are reserved for televised evens where the participants feel that they can make a bigger impact and garner more attention. “Hijacking” isn’t so commonplace it seems at non televised, live events. Organic, meaningful chants are not problematic but random, attention seeking chants started by a vocal, defiant minority doesn’t work for me. Just my two cents.

– The biggest things that one needs before launching a wrestling career….a outgoing and engaging personality, great cardiovascular conditioning, an unrelenting work ethic, sound fundamental training…and a viable, plan B because most attempting to launch a career on the WWE level will not make it. Not gloom and doom….merely fact.

  • rj27

    The word hijack is a bit strong. Fans aren’t storming the ring and they aren’t chanting anything racist, sexist or really offensive. I don’t see the problem if fans want to start chanting for Punk or Bryan when they aren’t in the ring. It doesn’t ruin the product for me, and the wrestlers and especially the overly sensitive viewers should be able to deal with it.

  • rj27