JR Blog: WWE Using Old WCW PPV Names, Refereeing, Young Talent
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR said about:
Why WWE Doesn’t Use WCW PPV Names: “I assume just to be more original or contemporary. The titles of the PPV’s seem to be being tweaked all the time but no matter the name of the event it is still and always will be the ‘attraction’ that sells PPV’s not the title of the event. I do expect to see ALL the WCW PPV’s and Clash of Champions events utilized when WWE launches their own network down the road. You might even see some of them monetized via DVD releases at some point in time.
Using Superstars To Promote Young Talent: “Someone suggested that WWE Superstars be utilized to feature WWE’s younger talents. I thought that was usually the case. The talents who don’t get much time on Raw or Smackdown often time end up on WGN America’s Superstars broadcast. These are the times when talents really need to elevate their game, maximize their minutes and not look at wrestling on Superstars as be exiled or some form of ‘punishment.’ These are the moments that game day players go out and turn heads and make positive impressions. It’s like playing on special teams for a NFL team or being the 8th or 9th man on a NBA roster…always maximize one’s minutes and opportunities.”
Becoming A WWE Referee: “Nope… not expected to be refereeing many matches going forward. Nothing is scheduled. However, Michael Cole is doing some refereeing I’m told in non televised, main events at TV tapings.”