Jim Ross announces the boxing event he was set to call has been cancelled, Ross comments WrestleMania ticket sales and an upcoming hybrid pay-per-view

imagesWWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights. To order J.R.’s BBQ products, visit WWEShop.com.

Ross on his CBS Sports debut as a boxing voice: “Greetings from Las Vegas and the D Hotel in historic, downtown Vegas where we’ll bring you Knockout Night at the D Saturday night at 11pm ET/10pm CT on CBS Sports Network. We’re planning on a fun night of pro boxing. I hope that you join us live or via DVR.”

Powell’s POV: Unfortunately, the news broke since Ross wrote his blog that the boxing event has been cancelled. Ross confirmed via his Twitter page that the show was cancelled by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. If nothing else, at least JR got a free trip to Vegas.

Ross on WrestleMania attendance: “Saw where Wrestlemania has 84,000 tickets sold. That’s an impressive number. Still think that they do north of 100,000 in the stadium as I’ve said for months. WWE has extended an appreciated invite to attend many WWE events along with my wife.”

Powell’s POV: I believe Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer was the first to publish that attendance figure. It’s an impressive number and it explains why WWE hasn’t been frantically trying to push ticket sales on their television shows. They still have some work to reach the 100,000 mark, but it’s attainable at this point.

Ross on another show he is calling: “Excited to be doing the play by play for the Sunday March 20 PPV in Phoenix at the Celebrity Theater. Check it out at www.URshow.tv Angle vs Rey, Sonnen vs Bisping Grappling Match, Roy Jones, Jr boxing, and Dan Severn vs Tank Abbott in a MMA fight plus more . Never have I been involved in such an unorthodox, unpredictable event! It’s got to be seen to be believed.”

Powell’s POV: Ross has the CBS Sports boxing deal, the New Japan Pro Wrestling show on AXS tonight, and then he will be calling this pay-per-view event. Oh, and he has a podcast and will be performing three one-man shows in Dallas during WrestleMania weekend. Remember when WWE claimed he was retired? He’s the busiest retiree on the planet.

Other topics include his WrestleMania 32 status, more on his one-man shows in Dallas, Ken Anderson, Hulk Hogan, WWE Roadblock, and more.


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