WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog over on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights:
– The Legends Roundtable taping Wednesday night was a blast. Newcomers Roddy Piper and DDP, Diamond Dallas Page, added some new, sizzle to the production along with Michael Hayes, Mean Gene Okerlund and yours truly.
In January the first show about Wrestling Renegades will air on WWE On Demand. We talk about many men who were strong, individual personalities including Stan Hansen, Bruiser Brody, Abdullah the Butcher, Piper, Steve Austin, Brian Pillman, the Freebirds, and so many, many more. Great stories and spirited debate.
The second show is about Celebrities in Wrestling going all the way back to former heavyweight boxing champions Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Ali, Tyson and others. Plus we discussed Lawrence Taylor wrestling, and doing extremely well under the circumstances, at WM11, and the infamous David Arquette fiasco in WCW which sparked some colorful debate. Pete Rose made the list as did so many others.
– What more can be said about the compelling Scott Hall piece that ESPN E60 did this week on the former WWE/WCW star? Addiction is so deadly and dangerous and why some individuals seemingly can’t get away from alcohol and drug abuse perhaps will always be a mystery. The obligatory emails and Tweets about Scott going into the WWE Hall of Fame or perhaps becoming a broadcaster in WWE feel so untimely as the ONLY thing that Scott should focus on is getting healthy via being clean and sober. I sincerely and truly hope that he succeeds. I will tell those that don’t know that Hall was gifted with a great mind for the wrestling business.
– My dear friend Jerry Brisco had a mild stroke on Wednesday just before he was to fly to Mexico to attend the Pan American games to scout amateur wrestlers for WWE. Luckily Jerry’s son Wes was driving his Dad to the Tampa Airport but instead took the WWE HOFer to the hospital after Jerry described how he was feeling. More tests are being run and other specialists opinions will be acquired to attempt to discover why the younger brother of the great, Jack Brisco is having these serious issues. I assure you that Jerry Brisco is a fighter and when I talked to him this week nothing was ever more evident.
– I’m going to do a hog hunt with HBK for his outdoor TV show and we hope to tape what should be an interesting experience in December.