Below are excerpts from Jim Ross’ latest blog entry including JR’s thoughts on Randy Orton’s 60-day WWE suspension, Brock Lesnar’s WWE/UFC future and thoughts on Paul Heyman and Damien Sandow:
Jim Ross on Randy Orton’s Suspension: “Amazed at the amount of questions we have received on Twitter @JRsBBQ regarding Randy Orton’s 60 suspension from WWE for a 2nd violation of WWE’s Wellness Policy.
Not too sure what there is to not understand even though some followers would have likely been better off outside playing with their friends than asking “What is a Wellness Policy?”
Others have questioned the need for such a policy which I find absurdly stupid, not the policy but the questioning why one is needed.
Bottom line is that the business as always been about such things as “when one door closes, another door opens” and that “being in the right place at the right time” and both are still valid and viable in today’s ever changing world and that includes sports entertainment.”
Jim Ross on Paul Heyman’s Twitter Rant Last Week: “As @HeymanHustle pointed out on Twitter earlier this week and as I’ve mentioned here many times, talents need to become much more motivated and aggressive in obtaining meaningful exposure and then ‘maximizing their minutes.’ As the old sales cliche goes, one won’t get the order until one asks for it. To add to that cliche with another, one can’t sell goods out of an empty wagon.
Translation…do what ever is necessary to professionally and legally get noticed and then be able to back it up once your number is called.
There has never been a more opportune time for talents who have the drive, determination, ingenuity, and physical talent to elevate as roster depth at the top of the card is ripe for the pickings.
If one is afraid to break a few eggs to make the omlet, IE afraid to raise the ire of the establishment to make their point or to facilitate an opportunity, then you’re likely in the wrong business and remember that the lack of assertiveness, with attitude, likely means failure in other walks of life as well.”
Plug for Jim Ross’ WWEShop.com Business – this one’s for you JR!: “I expect various wrestling websites to reprint parts of this blog and only wish more of them would follow the lead of the minority and let fans know that we have a business we are attempting to build at http://www.wweshop.com/Category/JimRoss.”
Jim Ross on Damien Sandow: “Really am enjoying how WWE has introduced Damien Sandow to Smackdown. Sandow meant something to the viewer when he had his first TV match thanks to vignettes, etc. How a talent is introduced and how they execute their end of the equation is supremely imperative for any young talent.”
Jim Ross on Brock Lesnar’s UFC/WWE Future: “What would I think of Brock Lesnar attempting to become a ‘two sport’ guy and perform in WWE and fight in UFC at the same time frame? I’d suggest that it would be ill advised and that it can’t be done on the highest level of each genre in an efficient manner. Obviously, a person could do it, theoretically, and enhance his earnings over the short haul but it seems as if it would be too taxing an issue on one’s body to attempt such a feat. I have no idea is that idea is even on Lesnar’s radar but we’ve gotten the question here a great deal. I’m not in touch with Brock and haven’t been for years so my take on the matter is merely one man’s opinion.”
For JR’s full blog entry, click here.
Tags: Brock Lesnar, Damien Sandow, Jim Ross, Paul Heyman, randy orton, WWE
Source: JR's Blog