JR Blogs: WWE Raw, Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart, Wrestlemania 26 Contract Status

Jim Ross checked in with a pre-Raw blog covering some great topics like Steve Austin and breaking the news of a contract with WWE.

on talking to Steve Austin:
I talked with Steve this weekend and he was really excited about being back on Raw and feeling that live audience, adrenaline rush that one experiences. I cannot name any wrestler who better connected with their audience than did Stone Cold Steve Austin and I’ve seen a few in my day. I even think Steve was going down from LA to San Diego on Sunday, he’s still old school, to be ready to rock the house Monday night. Obviously, WWE will be promoting the film “Damage” starring Stone Cold that will be out on DVD on March 23 which is only 8 days from now.

on signing a WWE contract extension:
I will be signing another contract extension this week with WWE to allow us to get past Wrestlemania and to give us more time to finalize our newest agreement which will hopefully see me remaining with WWE for the long term future. At least, that’s the goal for all involved. I’m going into this negotiation with a positive frame of mind and hopeful that all will work out to everyone’s mutual happiness at the end of the day.

on the Wrestlemania 13 match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin
One of the best WM matches that I can ever remember seeing was the Austin-Bret Hart match at WM13. If you haven’t seen it in a while or did not see it at all, I suggest that you check it out as WWEClassics.com has it and 100’s of others for your enjoyment. That match 13 years or so ago still plays extraordinarily well today and smart, physical, fundamentally sound wrestling really never goes out of style.

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