WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on various topics. Here are the highlights.
On the passing of Blackjack Mulligan:
Saddened to hear of the passing of Bobby Jack Windham aka Blackjack Mulligan who left us at age 73 this past week. Hard to argue that there was ever a more athletic, big man as in the super heavyweight category than was Blackjack Mulligan. He was a massive, main event star in every territory that he wrestled including the AWA, WWWF, and the NWA. I loved the story of Bear Bryant and Bum Phillips, two of the most famous American football coaches ever, diligently recruiting Blackjack when he was a high school football player. I only worked with Blackjack for a brief while when he was WCW booker George Scott’s assistant in Atlanta. The stories of how legit tough Mulligan was are the stuff of legend…and they are true.
RIP Blackjack Mulligan and condolences to his family, friends and fans. If they are all present and accounted for, the Good Lord has his hands full in heaven with The Dream, Dick Murdoch, and now Blackjack Mulligan in the Promised Land.
On Maryse returning to WWE:
Smart booking by WWE at first glance of placing Maryse with her husband The Miz on WWE TV after Wrestlemania. Miz needed a bit of new, sizzle and his lovely wife looks like she may well be the answer. Reminds me somewhat of Marc Mero and his then wife Sable.
On WWE possibly signing Bobby Roode or Eric Young:
WWE is smart to be looking to sign Bobby Roode who I feel is one of the best in ring hands in the biz. Hiring Eric Young would be a nice ‘get’ too. Both can perform with any talent no matter that talent’s skill set. Young talents cannot improve working regularly with people of the same skill set or less than them.
You can read the entire blog here.