JR Blog: WWE/ESPN Deal a “Smart Move”, Praise For NXT’s Jason Jordan and Chad Gable, 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Speculation


Jim Ross had a new blog for the weekend, here are some highlights

on WWE HOF inductions for 2016
Lots of rumors regarding the WWE HOF inductions for 2016 floating around. I will believe them when I see them but there certainly isn’t a shortage of viable candidates. Obviously, the Freebirds will be getting a great deal of support because it’s Dallas and their rivalry with the Von Erich’s there was the stuff of legend at one point in time. The key is to monitor how many inductees are being presented posthumously. That will always be an issue that WWE has to consider along with gender and ethnicity. I’d submit that Sting would be a great HOF candidate this coming year.

on NXT’s Jason Jordan and Chad Gable
Really liking the up-side of NXT’s Jason Jordan and Chad Gable either as a team or positioned as individuals. Seems to me that Jordan, former Indiana Hoosier heavyweight, has been ready for a good while. Nonetheless all talents ar better suited to stay in NXT until WWE creative has a grand way to introduce them. In today’s marketplace one’s introduction and their first 6 months of their call up are essential.

on WWE aligning with ESPN
Smart move by WWE aligning with ESPN. Creates awareness to a new, sports centric audience and may entice displaced fans, and there are plenty of those out there, back to the brand.

on Paige
Very cool that Paige is going to appear on the Conan O’Brien show next Tuesday on TBS, my former employer, to promote WWE’s LA emanated Hell in a Cell event on Sunday Oct 25. Nice commitment by WWE to utilize every one on the roster which is strategic and makes all involved a bigger ‘star.’ Conan’s side kick Andy Richter is a life long pro wrestling fan.

Check out the full blog at JR’s BBQ

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