JR Blog: Hardys to WWE rumors, Undertaker Retirement Timing, Paul Heyman Birthday

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Jim Ross had a weekend blog before Raw, here are some highlights.

on Hardys to WWE rumors
Interesting speculation online that the Hardy Boys might be back on the WWE radar. I have no idea if this is true or not but I don’t think it is a bad idea if they were utilized much like the Dudley’s have been lately. Jeff and Matt had a spectacular tag team run in WWE while Jeff was close to becoming a big time, singles star, as well. Jeff’s ladder match with Undertaker is still one of my most vivid broadcasting memories. The Hardy’s and the Dudley’s in a TLC match at Wrestlemania Texas would certainly be attractive to Attitude Era fans who are looking for a reason to reconnect with the brand and sample the WWE Network.

on Undertaker Retirement Timing
Getting lots of questions as to why I don’t think that the Undertaker is ready to hang up his boots. It’s more of a gut feeling than any thing else plus some feedback from those closer to the matter than am I. If Taker is healthy, and he appears to be, and not in need of any more surgeries at this time then he seems like he could pull of a Lesnar-like schedule and make special appearances but at the same time keep his persona fresh, his body healthy and remain in the ‘special attraction’ realm. Like an other husband and father, one has to earn a living to fulfill one’s obligations and to provide for family so why not do what one’s done so well if it can be done? This is mere speculation but it’s my take on the matter and time will tell what the verdict will be. Undertaker on major cards in specific markets is good for WWE business and what’s good for WWE business is good for all talents.

on Paul Heyman Birthday
I forgot to mention Happy 50th Birthday to Paul Heyman on September 11 as I was in Knoxville working but here’s a belated best wishes to one of my favorite, all tme partners in broadcasting who I’m happy that I had the ability to give his first national, TV break in WCW in Atlanta back in the day. Many fans still feel that our broadcast of Wrestlemania 17 and on the Smackdown after the 911 tragedy was our finest work.

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