WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently updated his official blog at JRsBarBQ.com with his thoughts on the TNA sale rumors, his first CBS boxing announcing gig and more. Below are some of the highlights.
On his NWA Hall Of Fame induction:
“Thanks to all that had a hand in my induction into the NWA Hall of Fame that was bestowed me last Wednesday in Las Vegas at the Gold Coast hotel during the @CACReunion there. The title belt that was presented me was the most unique and spectacular award I’ve ever received. It’s hard to believe that a country boy from eastern Oklahoma who grew u a fan of the genre is now actually in three Halls of Fame…WWE, National Wrestling and now the National Wrestling Alliance.”
On his first CBS boxing announcing gig:
“Enjoyed our first outing on the CBS Sports Network Saturday night with the series debut of Knockout Night at the D from Vegas. We featured some young, hungry fighters, many top prospects within the world of pro boxing, It will never be “tomato can” vs a much more skilled fighter ala an enhancement match on a pro wrestling broadcast. Enjoyed working wth Sean Wheelock, formerly of Bellator MMA, boxing HOFer and former multiple time world champion the Flushing Flash Kevin Kelly plus ring announcer Joe Martinez. There are big plans for these series and for more boxing on the CBS Sports Network in the future I’m told. Could easily be a monthly series or perhaps even a bit more.”
On TNA sale rumors:
“More unsettling rumors rolling out of Nashville regarding the financial health of TNA Impact Wrestling. Apparently a new investor or buyer is at play for the struggling company. Without significant, live event revenue and a viable, PPV component in the revenue mix it will not be surprising to hear of any pro wrestling company being in financial peril. I hope that the eventual fate of TNA is much different than those within the company and others close to the matter are saying. Nonetheless, it is somewhat obvious that the next few months are going to be crucial in determining the future of the company.
As I’ve said before, it may be best for the company to re-brand themselves and move on from the public perception that the brand currently has in the marketplace. New name..new philosophy..new approach to their presentation based on the talents that they have to work with on a regular basis.
My Oklahoma friend Toby Keith had a legit interest in buying TNA in the past and he and I discussed my potential involvement of which I was interested working with Toby. He was ready to write a check but he had to have full control with no restrictions regarding creative, etc and that was not on the table.”
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