JR Blog: Undertaker’s Future, Austin’s Heel Turn & More



Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

“Where are all the rumors coming from regarding the retirement plans of the Undertaker? Some emailers are contacting us as if these rumors are fact and are etched in stone. These are the same, unfounded rumors that begin making their rounds after each Wrestlemania. My take on this matter is that Undertaker isn’t retiring after WM27 in Atlanta.”

“I can easily see the Deadman competing for another three years or so if his schedule is well managed. If forced to speculate, and that’s all I’m doing, wouldn’t calling it a day after, say, Wrestlemania 30 make more sense? Bottom line is that Taker will retire when he’s damn well ready to retire plus I still stand by what I have always said that he will never lose a match at Wrestlemania.”

“People ask me all the time to critique TNA which is a no win situation for me. First of all I don’t watch TNA regularly so for me to act as if I do and make across the board judgments of the brand would not be fair nor accurate. Secondly, I work for WWE so any thing I say good, bad or indifferent about TNA will be looked at as a biased opinion. Let it be known that I hope TNA becomes very profitable some day and wish them well. They have a nice, talent roster that needs to wrestle more and talk less but that could be said about the majority of pro wrestling entities over the past decade or so. Bad acting is simply bad acting no matter what show it appears on.”

“Speaking of ‘bottom lines’ an emailer took me to task when I said that Steve Austin’s turn to become a villain was, in hindsight, ill conceived. Why? Well, it didn’t work, plain and simple. I thought it was akin to making John Wayne a Nazi after seeing how it all played out and again that’s looking at something ala a Monday morning quarterback when one’s vision is 20/20.”



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