In his latest blog entry, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discussed Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena at Extreme Rules, Undertaker retirement rumors, the upcoming Clash of the Champions DVD, Mick Foley vs. Dean Ambrose on Twitter, and more:
Ross on the Clash of the Champions DVD: “Just got an advance copy of WWE Home Video production of “the Best of the Clash of the Champions’ which will be released soon. I haven’t had the opportunity, with dodging Mother Nature’s wrath this weekend, to watch it but I’m certain it will bring back many memories. The first Clash was big for WCW/TBS and launched Sting, further cemented that Ric Flair was an amazing in ring talent to a national, cable audience while garnering a nice, cable TV rating. I worked that show with Tony Schiavone, sitting right at ringside, which I enjoyed as Tony and I seemed to mesh well.”
Ross on Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena at Extreme Rules: “Getting tons of folks asking for predictions for the upcoming Lesnar vs. Cena bout at Extreme Rules in Chicago on PPV. The only thing that I know for sure is that the live audience in Chicago will be restaurant quality. Is Cena ‘due’ after losing to Rock at WM28 or will Lesnar lose his first WWE bout in years? It makes for some compelling, episodic TV, in my opinion, but one has to consider Lesnar’s likely ‘ring rust’ when analyzing this main event and making educated guesses. Cena vs. Lesnar is what a main event should be, too close to easily call a winner.”
Ross on Mick Foley vs. Dean Ambrose on Twitter: “Yes, I’m interested in the @RealMickFoley and @DeanAmbrose Twitter war of words but I have no idea where it’s headed. Could Foley actually have a match some day with FCW’s Ambrose who has also had issues with @RealKingRegal. I mentioned on http://www.yahoosportsradio.com Saturday that Ambrose reminded me somewhat of a young, Roddy Piper. Hope that I didn’t jinx the kid who would have huge shoes to fill if my assessment is accurate. Ambrose, like several currently training in Tampa, has a legit shot to be successful in WWE at some point in the future.”
Ross on Undertaker Retirement Rumors: “I might be naive and I know that I’m out of the loop, which, BTW, isn’t a gripe, but IF Undertaker was going to retire, don’t you think that WWE would make a HUGE deal of it? Can you think of another wrestler’s retirement that would be as impactful as the Undertker’s at this point in time? So….I am still of the mindset that Undertaker will return to the ring at the approiate time.”
In the blog post, Ross also talks about Rock’s desire to be WWE Champion and runs through an assortment of things in wrestling and pop culture that he just has no interest in at the moment.
Tags: Brock Lesnar, Clash of the Champions, dean ambrose, extreme rules, Jim Ross, john cena, Mick Foley, Ric Flair, Sting, the undertaker, undertaker, WCW, WWE
Source: JR's Blog