Jim Ross has posted his latest blog entry on his official website. Below are the wrestling-related highlights:
The WWE is holding a big time press conference in L.A. Monday at noon at the Staples Arena to officially announce the Big Show vs. Floyd “Money” Mayweather bout to be held, duh, at Wrestlemania 24 wouldn’t you think?! I’m wondering what type of match it is going to be. Will it be the old wrestler vs. boxer fight, like the 1976 Andre the Giant vs. Chuck “The Bayonne Bleeder” Wepner outing which was on the under-card of the Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki debacle. I remember that one well, as I invested 10K in it, as a 24 year old novice promoter for the closed circuit broadcast at the Tulsa, Oklahoma Fairgrounds Pavilion. Surely, I know, don’t call you “Shirley”, Show vs. Mayweather won’t be a wrestling match, one would think for “Money’s” sake. Perhaps this matter will take on an entirely new look, all together, but without fail the attraction will provide ample photo ops and perhaps the beloved “SportsCenter” moment where all the cool anchors can put tongue in cheek, or not, and take a few more shots at the business.
Speaking of the WWE Hall of Fame, tickets become available to the general public this weekend if I am not mistaken and I strongly encourage all wrestling fans who can to attend. Seeing Ric Flair inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame will be a once in a lifetime moment and hearing Ric’s acceptance speech will be a life time memory for many of us. Who do you think will end up presenting “Naitch?” Interesting question. Stone Cold inducting yours truly last year created memories that I will never forget and we have a cool Hall of Fame, framed display at J.R.’s Family Bar-B-Q to memorialize the moment.
Tommy Dreamer was reportedly seen at a non WWE wrestling event recently…..gasp…. that made Internet headlines.
The WWE completely sold out their two events in Santiago, Chile with over 24,000 tickets sold for two events.
Not that I wouldn’t pay big MMA/PPV money to see it, but the likelihood of a Kurt Angle vs. Randy Couture fight is about as likely as yours truly being included in Mr. McMahon’s will. This fight is another attention grabber on the ‘Net which will never happen.
Hulk Hogan recently suggested that it should be him wrestling Ric Flair at Wrestlemania 24 with both their careers at stake. As Gorilla Monsoon used to say, “highly unlikely”…..BROTHER! (That was me adding the “brother” part)
Paul Heyman’s “Heyman Hustle” is a riot on the UK Sun website. Never a dull moment around “Happy Heyman.” I should send Paul some Slobber-Knocker Heat Beef Jerky that is on special right now along with our Peppered Beef Jerky. Heyman has never shied away from “heat.”
I have read on several Internet sites this week that there may be a partnering of resources on a Mixed Martial Arts venture between The McMahons and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Cuban even made a comment about such a collaboration this week as it being “a possibility.” This is all new news to me, but I could certainly see a significant and marketable dynamic between the two entities, if it were to occur. MMA fans should stay tuned on this matter. It may be simply speculation but one never knows these days.
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