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JR Blog: Brisco & Godwinn, Monday’s RAW & The Cole Challenge, More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on Here are some highlights:

– Mark Canterbury aka Henry O. Godwin (HOG) is recovering from a serious car accident earlier in the week in which he sustained a broken femur, largest bone in the body aka thigh bone, at least 12 broken ribs, had his appendix and spleen removed and is currently in ICU. Tough hand dealt to a legit tough man.

Mark was thrust on the WWE radar after an impressive TV bout vs. The Undertaker back in the day. His efforts albeit in a losing effort turned heads and as I have said many times here, the talent maximized his minutes.

– My close, Oklahoma friend and WWE HOF’er Jerry Brisco is undergoing multiple tests this week at a high level medical facility to attempt to determine what has been causing the former mat great to have a series of strokes. From what I gather, there has been positive news on that front. I expect to talk to Jerry soon and will keep his fans apprised.

– I am ticketed and ready to fly to Boston this weekend to make sure I’m not late for Monday Night Raw and the long awaited and still unknown Michael Cole Challenge in Boston. I have no idea what the ‘Challenge’ is but one has to figure that Cole has something unique planned for yours truly in Bean Town. Raw starts an hour early for this three hour special that will be highlighted, arguably not by the Michael Cole Challenge, but the return to live, WWE TV of @TheRock.

– Not surprised to see Jerry Lawler do an interview at NYC Comic Con where he said that he would rather wrestle than commentate. I’ve known that for years and it should come as no surprise to any long time fan. Great ball players had rather play the game that they love than to broadcast it. Jerry has proven time and time again that he can still deliver inside the squared circle and I personally feel that his matches with Miz several months ago were some of the best outings that Miz has had in the building of his body of work. Lawler is so talented that he can deliver at the announce desk better than any one in WWE while we all know that his heart will always be in the ring. King’s in ring psychology is still top shelf.

  • venom

    At least The King can take bumps, unlike Hogan.

  • Jason

    Agreed. THAT match with THEM on commentary would be totally epic.

  • VenomEX

    i can not believe we were robbed of jr vs michael cole with Statler and Waldorf on commentary last week….they’d better make up for it… e.e