Jim Ross is back with another blog on his website. Here are a few highlights.
Thoughts on tonight’s UFC PPV
I’ve got Junior Dos Santos taking care of Frank Mir tonight at UFC 146 by KO or TKO in three rounds or less. Mir seemed to be ‘heavy’ weighing in at 261 which will likely make him 270ish by fight time. JDS still has some UFC fans thinking that the Brazilian has something to prove to be considered the man in the heavyweight division. Not sure that I agree with that assessment.
I like Cain Velasquez to beat Silva but Cain’s alleged knee issues need to be behind him and the former UFC heavyweight champ needs to do what he did not do against JDS and that is take Silva down and destroy the verticality of the bigger opponent who will likely outweigh Cain by 30-40 pounds by fight time.
Expect to see lots of stoppages, KO’s, ect tonight in Vegas as the big boys don’t usually last over the long haul thanks to four ounce gloves and one punch power. One, great shot can beat any adversary on this level.
On the topic of Raw’s 1000 episode
Getting lots of questions regarding RAW 1000 on July 23 in St. Louis but, unfortunately, I have no answers. I’m not in the loop that makes creative decisions but am proudly looking forward to the milestone event. Whether I’m at that Raw or not, I’m proud of my contributions to the brand over the years and watch the show religiously every Monday night.
On the topic of the Top 25 masters of the mic list
WWE.com on their Classics pages have released a list of their perceived Top 25 Masters of the Mic. Obviously, any ‘list’ is partially designed to create controversy and this one certainly has.
Steve Austin was ranked #1 and Captain Lou Albano was ranked #25 and in between there were many surprises.
Many fans including @CMPunk felt that Roddy Piper should have been #1..Hot Rod was #2. Somewhat surprised to see the Miz and Santino Marella make the list at this stage of their respective careers. Albano was a mild surprise too.
No Jerry Lawler in the top 25 raised an eyebrow or two.
Dusty Rhodes ranked 8th miffed some of Dream’s fans. Jesse Ventura makes the list at #20 but still no King??
Mr. McMahon helped carry the Attitude Era, with Stone Cold, to amazing heights but McMahon was ranked 16th. I’m not kissing McMahon’s rich backside, I’ve done that and am a memvber of the ‘Club’ but Austin having McMahon to play off of back in the day was big money.
The era that appealed most to those providing feedback on the Top 25 Masters of the Mic, influenced as one would think the feedback.
Again, lists are made to stimulate discussion not unlike the NFL Network’s list of the top 100 players of all time, of which I had many issues. that was compiled a year or so ago.
I’m happy to say that I had absolutely nothing to do with compiling this list but I’ve enjoyed the feedback that I’ve read including the Pet Coon Goofy variety.