Jim Ross has a new blog up, here are the highlights…
On Working For WWE: “We get lots of Twitter questions on how can folks work for WWE. Rarely does anyone say what role it is that they are seeking but I assume as a wrestler. I also assume these questions come from guys who are still teens and are living at home with their folks. For the record, I think that it is easier to make it on a NFL roster than to become a Wrestlemania level, main eventer in WWE. So, that’s why I always encourage wannabe wrestlers to have a back up play IE a college degree or another, established skill set. Getting fundementally sound training by a legit coach is imperative as is getting plenty of low paying, independent wrestling gigs. For wannabe executives, etc, if you’re not smart enough to figure out how to apply for a job via WWE Human Resoruces then your chances of being hired aren’t too good.”
On Comparing Michael Cole to Bobby Heenan: “Is it fair to compare Michael Cole to Bobby Heenan? Obviously, hell no. Cole is still somewhat new in his current role. Heenan had years to master his spiel and to refine his craft. Plus, Bobby Heenan was the most all around talented performer ever in the business when one considers wrestling, managing, and commentary. Being a great, wrestling villain is an acquired skill and a true art form. Heenan was a genius and influenced many ala Jim Cornette and Paul Heyman, among others. Heenan was a product of a variety of wrestling territories plus the bottom line is that Bobby Heenan was simply a naturally gifted, entertaining, talent.”
On Brock Lesnar Returning to the UFC: “Lesnar vs. Overeem prediction for December 30? I can’t pick against Brock so I won’t. I’m a Lesnar fan but I will say that if Lesnar doesn’t destroy Overeem’s vertical base quickly and aggressively, Overeem can and will knock Brock out. The former WWE Champion’s standup/striking defense has to improve. Lesnar needs to dance with what ‘brung him’ and that is wrestling. Take Overeem down and then pound. Overeem’s hand strikes and knees are toxic. Don’t see this fight making it out of round two. Another question mark is if Brock is returning to the Octagon too soon after battling illness? That question will largely be answered on December 30. I am predicting a Lesnar win via stoppage. “
On Kane’s Return: What did I think of Kane’s return to WWE at Raw during the closing moments of the Slammy’s? I thought it was an excellent surprise and it made an impact. Where it goes from here is anyone’s guess but getting back a star with Kane’s name identity is viable for WWE. He also looked to be leaner and in great physical condition. I’m still amazed that many fans thought that it really wasn’t Kane but an imposter or a ‘new’ Kane. Some even thought it was the Undertaker dressed in Kane attire. Will Kane wrestle the Undertaker at WM28? I don’t know who will compete on Raw this Monday much less who all will be on the card for WM28.
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