JR Blog: Hulk Hogan Reactions, Destination America Ratings for ROH/TNA

Jim Ross wrote his reactions to the Hulk Hogan controversy, here are some highlights:

on Hogan
Biggest news story of the day is the Hulk Hogan racist remarks controversy. I’m not sure what I’m expected to say about this sad and unfortunate matter except that there is obviously no place in our world for racism or racist banter. Hulk made a grievous error in judgment, a major mistake, that he will have to live with this rest of his days. One can only hope that every one who this matter touches can learn from it and move forward in a positive manner. The WWE acted quickly and decisively in this matter to which they are to be commended.

In any organization, there should be zero tolerance for matters such as this along with domestic violence and, to a large degree, drug policy violations, as well. The only way changes that are needed in our society can evolve is to penalize the offenders as severely as the law will allow so that those that follow think twice or three times before traveling down the same road.

It will intriguing as to how Hogan will attempt to rehabilitate his damaged image and what the future holds for him. We live in a forgiving society when those that want forgiveness and hopefully that will be the case here over the course of time. No one should celebrate the misery of others nor can these transgressions go unaddressed. Being human, we all make mistakes and all we can hope to accomplish from those errors is to never make them again and to learn from them as well. Hopefully, after his long and memorable career within the squared circle, Hulk Hogan’s lasting legacy will not be that of his actions that have come to light in the past several hours

on Destination America Ratings for ROH/TNA
Nice to see the ratings IE audience increase Wednesday on Destination America for ROH and TNA. Good sign. We need several weeks of improvement to get levels back to acceptable numbers that might perpetuate both brands in remaining on national cable TV for the long haul. TNA is doing marathon TV tapings this week in Florida which is a daunting system that is designed to produce average TV shows but to save money which TNA must do. I admire their dedication to salvage their brand and hope that they are successful. If fans truly love the business and want a choice they will support all the wrestling shows that are on TV as best as their schedules will allow. Thank goodness for DVR’s.

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