JR Blog: Samoa Joe leaving TNA, Chris Jericho’s Unique WWE Schedule, Wrestling Romances “Challenging”

Jim Ross posted a mid-week blog, here are some highlights

on Samoa Joe leaving TNA
Lots of questions about Samoa Joe leaving TNA and where I think that Joe will end up. I don’t know the answer to that question but I can say that I’m a fan of Joe’s work and that I feel that he will stay as busy as he chooses to be. Joe could be a valuable asset to WWE as it relates to working with young talents who need to work with someone better than them to learn. Sometimes change can be a good thing for all involved. Nonetheless I ca see how Samoa Joe, put in the proper role, could be an asset to WWE.

on Chris Jericho’s Unique WWE Schedule
Some people seemingly are making a big deal out of Chris Jericho’s unique in and out schedule with WWE but when one stops and thinks about it it is the same theory that the territories used to keep a steady flow of somewhat fresh new talents coming into their markets. Fans like ‘new’ even if ‘new’ fails at times. That’s why promoters back in the day were more willing to try new things and take more calculated risks.

on Wrestling Romances
Just because it seems to be getting more topical of late and from my own experience as an administrator, ‘wrestling romances’ are challenging to make work. While there are notable exceptions to that rule where two parties that are both in the biz have had successful, personal relationships, most of these star crossed romances generally fail. I’m not being a naysayer only a realist. I had too many meetings with those on the roster who needed couple’s therapy of which is tough to deliver.

on Kerry Von Erich
Growing up in a wrestling territory can be a blessing or a curse as the same things written about Eddie Gilbert could be said of Kerry Von Erich who also died on this date 22 years ago. Too much, too soon and taking the same self destructive short cuts that many wresters did ‘back in the day’ came back to haunt Kerry as it did Eddie. Both men were upper echelon players within the business and are both remembered by all of us who knew them on this day in history. Our best wishes to the families of both men.

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