JR Blog: Adddresses Big Show Not Being “One of My Guys”, Praise for EC3/Kurt Angle, ROH/TNA/GFW Working Together

Jim Ross checked in with a holiday blog, here are some highlights

on Big Show Not Being “One of My Guys”
One question I’ve been asked many times regarding the Big Show apparently saying on a podcast that he was “never one of my guys” while I was in charge of talent roster in WWE. That’s news to me. It was Jerry Brisco and who I who made the first contact in person with Show to begin recruiting him to come to WWE which was the smartest thing that Paul Wight ever did. It was my wife who invited Show and his former manager into our home where she cooked him a meal fit for a king including home made biscuits and apple butter which we have given him as a gift occasionally through the years. I have always thought the world of Paul Wight and still do. Yes, Vince McMahon and I decided to send Paul to developmental to help him with his fundamentals and to give him the opportunity to lose some needed weight to improve his overall health and to help us maximize our significant investment. If that was being unfair, then so be it.

The role that I fulfilled in assembling our talent roster as EVP of Talent Rations was a thankless one but I knew that when I took the job. Tough decisions have to be made and if encouraging someone to lose weight is a bad thing then I was guilty. Show wasn’t the only performer with who we addressed this matter. Plus, how many 500 pound men do you know that live long, healthy lives? We also addressed these issues with Yokozuna and Vader who we both wanted to achieve optimum health.

on EC3 and Kurt Angle
Congrats to EC3 and Kurt Angle for having, along with The Wolves and the Dirty Heels, a helluva wrestling match Wednesday night on Destination America and it’s unfortunate that the TV ratings did not reflect the effort and execution of talents involved. EC3 has been well programmed for his new role and getting the torch passed from Kurt Angle is one of the best things that will ever happen in EC3’s career.

on ROH, TNA, and GFW should work together
I still think that ROH, TNA, and GFW should work together in some manner as all three companies could compliment each other in a variety of ways. There are strength in numbers and a talent exchange wouldn’t hurt any of the organizations. Where are the three organizations going to get new stars in the future? Where are these new stars going be developed? Would a three company promotion of a joint PPV be productive?

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