Jim Ross Blogs on TNA’s Booking of Kurt Angle, Alex Riley and Josh Matthews’ Work on The WWE Network, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.05.2014
A new blog from Jim Ross…
- Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights…
On TNA's Booking of Kurt Angle: TNA has a PPV this Sunday emanating from South Florida called Lockdown. It troubles me that Kurt Angle is once again being saddled up and ridden into a mid card match at this stage of his game. Just an observation and not attacking TNA Impact who I hope continues to develop their own identity and they play to their strengths, which is bell to bell physicality and aggressive storytelling.
On Alex Riley and Josh Matthews' Work on The WWE Network: Impressed with Alex Riley on the pre game and post game 'panel' on the WWE Network. Alex comes by his talking skills naturally and seemingly has a long, productive future in his current role. I enjoyed working with Alex in NXT and feel he's a potential star on the Network. Host Josh Mathews also seemed more comfortable in his host role on the panel but the panelists talking over each other endlessly needs to lessen. I think that these pre and post game shows have unlimited potential. I like the casting of Mathews in this new role.
On His Podcast: Trish Stratus will be my guest on Wednesday March 12 followed up a week later on Wednesday March 19 by Mrs. Foley's Baby Boy, Mick Foley.
On Hendricks vs. Lawler For The UFC Welterweight Title: I'm told that the Hendricks vs. Lawler UFC Welterweight Title fight is a complete sell out in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. The Oklahoma native Hendricks is a stud and had been since being a multi time, Oklahoma high school state wrestling champion before going on to become a wrestling All American at Oklahoma Statue University which is also the alma mater of Jack and Jerry Brisco. The intangible that a 4 ounce glove provides means that any thing can happen with Hendricks deadly strikes along with 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler's punching expertise this fight, hopefully, won't make it to the judge's cards. I see a stoppage or a knockout in someone's future in this one to see who replaces GSP while the French Canadian is on a sabbatical.