In his latest blog entry, Jim Ross talks about Monty Brown’s name change:
Monty Brown debuted as Marquis Cor Von because the publicly traded WWE wanted to own the character’s name and intellectual property. I strongly suggest that the WWE will own the vast majority if not all their performer’s names in the future. Yes, I know it did not used to be that way, but that was then and times have changed. Protecting the company’s intellectual property is an obligation to the stockholders. Personally, I like the name Monty Brown, but this decision apparently wasn’t made based on like but on need and to legally protect the WWE. Bottom line, it is what it is and all the bitching in the world isn’t going to change it.
He also comments on how (way too) seriously some of his readers take wrestling and are out of line in their comments on his blog, why one loss to Bob Holly isn’t going to kill CM Punk’s career, whether or not there will be a new Hart Foundation, how he felt about last year’s Flair/Foley rivalry, Vince Russo, another HBK title run, how much longer he wants to announce and more.