Jim Ross, Jr.
THE JIM ROSS, JR. REPORT
August 12, 2002
Good Ol' J.R., Jr. is back with news and opinion from straight under the Albany Polecats baseball cap.
Tommy Dreamer, from where I sit, is a very proud and respectable talent on the roster. Where his standing is in the minds of Federation fans is strictly the opinion of said fan. To say he won't be remembered by anybody is quite a bold statement. Good Ol' J.R., Jr, however, may remember him for all the wrong reasons.
From where I sit, Kurt Angle has been the Wrestler of the Year for 2002. Every TV and pay-per-view he's wrestled has been nothing short of outstanding. I defy anyone to name a marginal Kurt Angle match this year. The man is a stud.
I'm highly impressed with the work of Jonathan Coachman and D'Lo Brown on Heat. It's hilarious to listen to these guys call the action. Reminds me of that old In Living Color sketch with Keenan Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans as "Tom & Tom."
Did anyone ever figure out how they cram all that graham into Golden Grahams cereal?
No one is pushing harder for drug testing live on pay-per-view harder than Good Ol' J.R., Jr.
Have I mentioned yet that I have 6 ex-wives? Have I mentioned that things didn't go well with the potential number 7? Well, if not, I just did. That's your news for the week.
Talked to Stone Cold on Wednesday. The Rattlesnake told me he had absolutely no desire to return to the Federation. Then the following transpired:
Austin: Dammit! I'm out of beer! Debra, throw me another beer!
From where I sit, I don't believe the Rattlesnake is ready to return to the active roster even if he did express a desire to return.
Eric Bischoff continues to shine in his role of Raw General Manager. Stephanie McMahon has doen a very admirable job in her role of Smackdown! General Manager. Her amount of television time has been kept to a minimum.
I've been very impressed with the work of Batista. This man is a hoss if I've ever seen one.
I'm of the opinion that the build for Triple H and Shawn Michaels has been very strange. Very strange way to build up a dream match. Shawn Michaels is in no condition to perform a five star wrestling match. Triple H, for that matter, hasn't been capable of carrying his end of things for a while now. Throwing all logic out the window this should be an excellent encounter between these two icons at Summerslam.
I heard a rumor that Michael Cole is married... to a woman. If so, she must be a hoss if you know what I mean.
There's a lot of talent on the roster that's in tremendous physical condition and then there's a few that could stand to spend a little extra time at the gym and not the buffet table. There's no excuse in not returning to work in peak physical if you've been on the shelf for six months. The talent who want to succeed will get the chance to, and those who choose not to, will not be handed as many opportunities.
Rey Mysterio, Jr. is quickly becoming a big time player in the Smackdown! brand. He's really brought something different to the table.
I love the promo featuring The Rock for Summerslam. Very cool seeing the hard work this thoroughbred is putting himself through to stay in peak physical condition. Very inspiring if you ask me.
Can't wait for the start of another exciting year of Sooners football. Just typing that sentence made me cream my shorts.
Hopefully my conversation with Sir William Goldberg... Esquire this Wednesday will go much better than my brief chat with the former Toughest S.O.B. in the WWF. Look for a transcript of this bullshit session probably by the end of next year.
I thought the match between Brock Lesnar and the legendary Hulk Hogan on Smackdown! was a nice piece of business. I thought the match told a good story and will provide some good drama for the showdown between Lesnar and The Rock. Will Brock be able to defeat The Great One with that tremendous bearhug?
Folks, I would just like to state that I am EXCLUSIVE to slashwrestling.com and have no intention to leave this web site anytime soon. Just squashing rumors that the old man was thinking about jumping ship.
That's my prerogative.