– Jim Ross has updated his blog with thoughts on Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Global Wars iPPV which he attended this past Saturday night. The replay is available for purchase at www.ustream.tv/RingofHonor. Here is what Jim Ross had to say on the show.
Really enjoyed what I saw of the ROH-New Japan event Saturday night in Toronto. I had another meeting to attend so I only got to see a little over half the event but it was fun to see so many wrestlers who truly love the business and who bust their ass for their fans. No group from top to bottom that I’ve seen in a good while works harder than the talents that I saw work Saturday night. I love the Briscoe Brothers and know they would have kicked ass in the Attitude Era. Two, naturally colorful characters and a helluva tag team. Got to meet Kevin Steen, who I like a great deal, and AJ Styles who will be my guest on an up coming Ross Report Podcast this summer. All are outstanding talents and, without question, and how a major promotion couldn’t utilize these men’s skills, among others, is a mystery to me.
My thanks to Joe Koff and to Gary Juster of ROH for their hospitality and to all the “boys” that I got to meet and visit with throughout the night. Good catching up with my former broadcast partner and Florida State alum Kevin Kelly, who along with Steve Corino, are a fun combo to have broadcasting a wrestling show. TV director Dan Bynum is an old pal from our early as in from the beginning of the WCW days and he’s still doing his thing. It was also good seeing the lovely Maria Kanellis, another former WWE diva, who was as nice and personable as ever plus she took a helluva bump in the match in which she was involved.
The IPPV this Saturday featuring War of the Worlds should be a fantastic show especially if one likes fast paced, in ring wrestling action and not too much talk or lame skits. I’d still like to see the pace of the ROH matches slow down a bit and the talent sell more but no one and I mean no one can fault the effort of the talents. One more thing ROH should invest in is better ring lighting.