Jim Ross comments on TNA issues, one-man show plans, women in the WWE Royal Rumble

Posted in: WWE News, TNA News
Nov 9, 2013 - 11:23 AM

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of The following items are among the highlights. To order J.R.'s BBQ products, visit

-Ross on TNA issues: The creative process at most wrestling companies has become much too over thought in my view and I feel that what many of fans often see on TV bear out that opinion. While back on the topic of TNA, their issues allegedly are many. I don't know their internal status so when people ask me what I would do to 'fix their problems' any answer that I would provide would be less than thought out or based on a through study of the company. It's irrelevant any way... Wrestling TV shows all need to be unique. They all need to have exclusive features and benefits that best fits their talent roster and corporate philosophy of entertaining their viewers. However, for any one company to blatantly copy another is just downright silly."

Powell's POV: Here's hoping TNA starts producing a series of shows that were as entertaining as the most recent edition of Impact. That was certainly an improvement.

-Ross on his one-man show plans: "We're a little closer to getting my one man show concept being launched in North America and it looks as if NYC may well be the kickoff event for one night only in the Big Apple sometime in the early part of 2014. Details are still being discussed. Follow me on Twitter @JRsBBQ for the most up to date info. 2014 is going to be a fun year and I hope that you will support our effort and join me when I come to a city near you."

Powell's POV: I am holding out hope that we will get a Ross show in the Twin Cities timed around the Elimination Chamber event. Mick Foley has done well scheduling some of his comedy shows around WWE events, but there's no telling whether Ross will take the same approach.

-Ross on women in the Royal Rumble: "No...not a fan of women being in the Royal Rumble. Not even remotely interested and feels it lessens the suspension of disbelief of the entertainment performance. Intergender wrestling is of no interest to me. You asked and I answered. Is that being sexist? Don't think so."

Powell's POV: I did enjoy it when Kharma entered the Royal Rumble match in 2012. It's not something I want to see on a regular basis, as it requires the right performer to make it work even for a short run in the match. Tamina? Well, it's hard to take her seriously when she was just pinned by Eva Marie on Raw, but maybe they can erase that one from our minds before the Rumble match in January.

Other topics include visiting with a CBS Sports analyst, producer, and an old friend of Tony Schiavone, Baylor beating Oklahoma, a response to the repeated questions about buying TNA or opening a new restaurant.

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