Jim Ross Blog: WWE SummerSlam PPV Live Gate Sales Figures, the Wrestling Industry vs. Ex-Wrestler Struggles, Ryback and Dolph Ziggler Comparisons

Here are excerpts from Jim Ross’ latest blog entry: “SummerSlam the live event grossed over a $1.1M gate last Sunday in LA. Goes to show you that a well promoted event with attractions that fans want to see will still sell even in today’s disposable income challenged society.”

If you have the attractions that fans want, they will come. ‘Light,’ gross ticket sales or PPV buys tell brutally honest stories.

Jim Ross on the wrestling business being blamed for ex-wrestler struggles: “Some media members need to smarten up and stop blaming the business for the poor decisions made by adult men and women who find themselves in financial distress or with other issues at the end of their ‘run’ in sports entertainment. I’ve had countless conversations with performers who are almost insulted that the conversation about their irresponsible ways of every day life are even being addressed. Sadly some spouses of these immature adults enable the problem by ‘needing’ elective, cosmetic surgeries, designer bling and expensive cars. Most, somewhere along the way, even forget to file their tax returns while being too busy at the mall. What does one do when advice is offered, professionals being put at talent’s disposal and the ‘stars’ still disregarding common sense guidance.”

Jim Ross on Ryback and Dolph Ziggler: “Irony…Ryback gets @Goldberg chants (which I have no issue with) and gets knocked by some of my Twitter followers @JRsBBQ because his singlet is airbrushed ala RVD as if that’s a mortal sin. At the same time, the higher skilled Dolph Ziggler is compared to HBK, Billy Gunn and Curt Hennig because of his hair, attire, and in ring moves but that’s o.k. Too many fans have zero patience when it comes to the slow build for Ryback. Some fans want immediate results or so it seems. God forbid that they would have lived in the territory era when some main event programs lasted a year or more while some stars were built over a 12 month or more period of time.”

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