JR Blogs: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Gordon Solie, Wacky Jokes

on Steve Austin at the Cauliflower Alley Club:
Steve Austin and I have commented many times on how much fun we had in Las Vegas visiting with ‘old timers’ and the many fans who are students of the business and who have followed wrestling for years. Plus, the nostalgia displays are awesome and I left there after doing ample shopping for some really cool, autographed photos of some of my boyhood favorites. I know that Steve did the same.

on Gordon Solie’s success if he were around in today’s wrestling market:
An emailer asked me if I thought Gordon Solie would be as successful today broadcasting wrestling as “The Dean” was in his heyday. I think that in his prime that Gordon could likely broadcast anything that he set his mind to but I don’t think that he would be enamored, in general, with today’s product. Solie was a pure, sports guy and was superb at describing a product that was heavier on ports than on entertainment. Gordon had a wonderfully, dry sense of humor but his strength was conveying drama within the context of a pro wrestling TV show.

on Tommy Dreamer vs Shane Douglas and wacky jokes:
Tommy Dreamer is wrestling Shane Douglas in Ardmore, Oklahoma this weekend, I think, and I was contemplating making a surprise appearance, perhaps in a mask, at the event. O.K., perhaps not. They do have a Whataburger in Ardmore at exit 32….not that I keep track of such fast food info. Will “Big Beefy” Tommy Dreamer make a pass thru the drive thru? If Dreamer makes it to JR’s BBQ in Norman, just an hour north of Ardmore, all he can eat is free. Yeah, I said it!

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