Jim Ross Criticizes RAW Broadcast, Working On Autobiography, Best Wrestler Currently?, More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted his latest blog at jrsbarbq.com, and below are the highlights:

On the program with The Rhodes Family: Loved the Rhodes Family in ring interaction Monday night and am amazed at how it is to still easy to create a meaningful, personal issue if it is largely based on logical and common sense. This vehicle will hopefully elevate Cody Rhodes to the next level when all is said and done and I expect Sunday’s tag bout vs. The Shield to be really good. If it isn’t, then all involved have missed a great opportunity. The table is set.

His thoughts on Daniel Bryan: No one in the biz is better at this time, bell to bell, than Daniel Bryan plus his promo work has greatly improved over his tenure in WWE. Bryan’s time is now, to steal a phrase from John Cena.

His criticism of the RAW broadcast: I have great admiration for the RAW announce team, they are all men that I respect and consider to be friends… However, when these men are encouraged to talk about matters that are unrelated to any significant to what I’m seeing on the screen it becomes a disconnect for me. If I am watching the TV and my eyes are processing what I am seeing but audibly I am hearing another story then which source of info do I process and retain?

I know times have changed since my ‘heyday’ but I feel, rightly or wrongly, that some fundamental matters don’t change. When the video and the audio combine to create that memorable ‘tag team,’ then a sports entertainment/pro wrestling broadcast creates ‘moments’ and lasting memories. Actually that goes for any entity including NFL and UFC.

On writing an autobiography: Beginning to go through years and years of notes, especially from my time with Bill Watts and in WWE as I casually prepare to think ‘autobiography.’ This book getting done is largely dependent on the ‘Deal’ and me having the final say on the edit… I’ve been enjoying writing down story ideas not only for a potential book deal but also for the launching of a series of one man shows in 2014. That, too, is a work in progress, but writing and creating ‘material’ for it has been fun.

  • Guest

    I really hope someone comes along and is the next, or better yet, better than J.R. A role like that is just as important as to what is happening in the ring.

  • Rey Ca$h

    I get his point, but here’s why I disagree. If you watch say Monday Night Football, Gruden and Tirico call the action as it’s happening, but for as long as the game is, it’s inevitable that they have to comment on other things. Commentating is predicated on repeating the high points of the show or the day’s happenings. If I tune in halfway through the show, I can catch up with what happened due to the announce team highlighting the important parts of the show. Now, the thing is to make the lower and mid card seem more important.


    Jim ross is the best ever i respect his opinion & he is right jr can make the worst match feel like a 5 star match because he gave it that feel so when there was a 5 star match on u could jus imagine how good it was