JR Blog: Abdullah in the WWE Hall of Fame, Styles Speaking Out, More

Jim Ross is back with another blog on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights:



– I missed out on the OU Football play by play position but the University made an excellent hire with 37 year old Toby Rowland. I’m disappointed that I didn’t get a shot at my childhood ‘dream job’ but I’m happy for Toby and know that he will do a great job of underscoring the ‘theater of the mind,’ better known as radio, to the Sooner faithful.

– @joeystyles is lighting it up on Twitter. The artist also known as ‘Stocky Balboa’ is one of the more outspoken individuals in WWE and expresses himself freely on Twitter. Some day Joey and I may get to broadcast some lost classics for WWEClassics.com or WWE On Demand. Time will tell.

– In my four plus decades in the wrestling biz, I can’t name anyone who stood their ground against a variety of power brokers and stayed loyal to their in ring persona more than new WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Abdullah the Butcher. Abby perfected his game plan decades ago and never deviated from it to any significant degree. He stayed independent in his thinking and managed his own career while becoming a financially secure, Global, main event performer. ‘Butch’ as the late, great Gary Hart used to call him, is also very astute. If someone pulled the wool over Abdullah’s eyes, they only did it once. He gave me some great advice as a young man who was just getting into corporate management within this wacky business.

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