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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights.
Thoughts on John Cena: John Cena has put himself into a situation where he has every thing to lose and what to gain in his match with Punk next week? Curious to see how this is addressed. Perhaps it’s as simply as Cena wanting to silence Punk and get the elusive win over the former WWE Champion that has escaped Cena.
Thoughts on Mark Henry: Mark Henry is on a roll since returning a few weeks ago from an extended absence due to injury. Henry has a ‘bad attitude’ and I find him one of the more compelling, intimidating villains in WWE.
Thoughts on The Miz: Miz winning by using Ric Flair’s Figure Four surprised me. Flair seemingly rarely won in his later career with his signature maneuver. Miz needs to watch lots of Flair tape to see how seamlessly Naitch applied the hold. It’s not as easy as Ric made it look.
Zeb & Swagger segments: Getting lots of Tweets regarding Zeb Colter’s politically based comments and many feel that the comments are untimely. Isn’t that what wrestling villains do, make inflammatory, controversial comments that strike a nerve with the audience? Same type of comments are made daily on a variety of news outlets so I’d suggest to the most vocal of critics to simply, “Lighten Up Francis.” Zeb’s TV persona is that of a political zealot who has controversial opinions. Zeb…if that is his real name.
Jack Swagger is too good of a big, athlete to not have a viable shot at long term success in WWE. The former, two time, Oklahoma State High School Heavyweight Wrestling Champion AND All State football lineman went to OU as a two sport star and earned two time All American Honors in wrestling while a Sooner. Colter is helping develop Swagger’s TV persona which is timely while Swagger is as athletic a big men, 6’6″-270, as anyone on the WWE roster.
New WWE Championship title: The Rock unveiled the newly designed WWE Title of which has been a topical, Twitter subject @JRsBBQ. I’ve stated many times in the past, I’m not a title belt aficionado and have never invested much of my time on the design of any championship. I think classy, simple is better but, again, I won’t lose any sleep over how a championship belt looks. Personalized Championship tittles are simply what they are. I always thought the old WCW Title belt was WAY too big as was the UWF Title back in the day while I still think that the Lou Thesz version of the NWA Title along with the Race, Funk, Brisco NWA title belt was classy and cool. But again, I’m not your best source for an opinion on the Spinner Title or Rock’s Brahma Bull Title. I’d say the same thing re: the Smoking Skull title as well in case you’re wondering.
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- TMZ is reporting the following:
"WWE star Jack Swagger was arrested last night in Mississippi, TMZ has learned -- after allegedly committing several traffic offenses.
Source close to the situation tell TMZ, Swagger was leaving a "Smackdown" taping at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi when he was pulled over.
It's unclear what traffic offenses Swagger is...
- The Sun Herald reports that Jack Swagger’s court date for DUI, marijuana possession and speeding is March 12th in Biloxi.
Swagger was pulled over at 11:59 pm Tuesday night on Lorraine Road near Morningside Drive in Biloxi. An officer stopped him after noticing a 2013 Ford Taurus was speeding, police said.
The spokesperson noted that “He was released on a summons to an acquaintance...
- Earlier today, TMZ.com broke the story that WWE superstar Jack Swagger was arrested in Mississippi last night after a SmackDown taping and charged with DUI, marijuana possession and speeding (all misdemeanors).
Swagger is in the midst of the biggest push of his career and is scheduled to challenge for Alberto Del Rio’s World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 29. It remains to...
- The latest JBL & Michael Cole radio show is available for listing at this link. During the episode, JBL and Cole discuss NBA prima donnas, the Carnival cruise from hell and Congress.
- Harley Race will be hosting a seminar on May 4th, 2013 at the Recreation Center in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The participation fee is $50 & the seminar begins at 1 PM.
- John Cena...
- WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn revealed on Twitter that she will be at tonight's NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University. As noted earlier, Randy Orton will also be there. Kaitlyn tweeted:
"#NXT tonight @FullSail Orlando! Ill be there Champ'n it up. Who wants a piece of this??? (NXT divas only)"
- No confirmed word yet on what kind of actions, if any, WWE will...
- In a video from NOLA.com, WWE Champion The Rock talked with NOLA.com on Monday about WrestleMania XXX, rumors of him wrestling next year and more.
- Chris Jericho tweeted the following about his match with Ryback and Sheamus against The Shield on last night’s RAW:
“Great match against @TheShieldWWE tonight on #Raw! Cant win em all, but I say those cats are hard hitting, smart...
- Vince McMahon is said to be tired of the CM Punk vs. John Cena feud. Their match on next week’s RAW will reportedly be the last time we see them cross paths for a while.- WWE has been teasing a Ryback heel turn lately, which could lead to a feud with John Cena after WrestleMania 29.- WWE’s writing team has been in somewhat of a rut lately, with a lot of disagreements and politics...
- As seen on last night’s RAW, WWE aired a previously recorded video from Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger talking about immigration. Michael Cole revealed that the video came from Zeb’s personal YouTube page at “WeThePeopleZeb.” That video has been blocked by YouTube for a copyright claim by WWE, in likely what is a miscommunication between WWE and their YouTube people.
- 2013 WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino is indeed scheduled to appear at this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony, the WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view and RAW the next night.
- The dark main event after last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Biloxi, MS saw Alberto Del Rio beat Big Show in a Street Fight. Del Rio put Show through a table to get the pin.
- WWE is receiving more criticism...
- Former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly hosted the Gallery Nightclub in Las Vegas over the weekend. Here are some photos:
- As noted, Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter will give a President’s Day State of the Union address on tonight’s RAW. Swagger hyped the angle on Twitter:
“TOMMOROW … Presidents Day… #stateoftheUNION #WethePeople #RealAmerican”
- We now know that WWE Champion The...
- As noted earlier, tickets for WWE Extreme Rules at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, May 19th go on sale this Saturday. Advertised for the pay-per-view event on their official Facebook page is The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton and Sheamus.
- Embedded below is this week’s WWE Outside the Ring featuring The Rock.
- Jim Ross was asked on his Twitter about the...
- Devin sent along the updated WWE NXT TV tapings schedule for this year:
February 21st, 2013
March 14th, 2013
April 11th, 2013
May 2nd, 2013
June 20th, 2013
July 11th, 2013
August 1st, 2013
August 22nd, 2013
- Conservative website Infowars.com has ripped WWE’s Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter characters and accused WWE of bashing Tea Party members. They pointed out how RAW announcers...