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Jim Ross, Jr.



November 10, 2000

Good Ol' J.R., Jr. returns this week with more random thoughts from under the white cowboy hat.

Survivor Series is one of my favorite Pay-Per-View events of the year as I have a lot of memories from Series Series of years past. This year's extravaganza is only 9 days away and it's expected to be an explosive show.

TV was great this week as far as I'm concerned. Many have opinions on the Right to Censor and most of them are negative, but for my money Goodfather and Bull Buchanan are a solid tag team. Of course, I don't care for their views, but I try to look on the brighter side of things.

Who saw it coming? Ian Challis sure didn't. Anyways, it was definitely a busy Monday night on TNN for Mr. Helmsley as he ended up revealing himself as Rikishi's accomplice. Triple H may be the smartest man in wrestling. Just when we thought he would be a fan favorite, he turns his back on the fans and stabs the Rattlesnake in the back.

Is it just me or is Vince McMahon one helluva a motivational speaker? After listening to his speech on RAW I knew my vote would count in the great state of Oklahoma. It's a shame not many of my fellow Oklahomans supported Ralph Nader, but what the hell? I would vote for Satan before punching out a ballot for Gore-Lieberman.

The Big Show continues to work hard down at Ohio Valley Wrestling. He's dropped about 40 lbs., but has about 50+ to go. However, I believe when he returns to the WWF he will be one big unstoppable monster. Speaking of losing weight, my daddy has been losing some weight himself. As an early Christmas present I bought him a Tae-Bo video and it's done him some good. From what I hear, Good Ol' J.R.'s got a wicked kick.

X-Pac will be out for 3 weeks with what appears to be yet another neck injury. X-Pac has a history of neck injuries, but this one isn't as serious as previous ones. X-Pac is one of the best hands in the business.

Hardcore Holly will make his return this Monday on RAW. I wonder what Hardcore thinks of Crash's new "running buddy" as Michael Cole would say.

I don't understand the marketing plan for Billy Gunn. From where I sit, "The One" is a very lame nickname. Let me guess, he thinks he's number one? Good lord, I haven't heard that one before. The new entrance music reminds me of a Rod Stewart song, but I can't put my finger on it. I came up with a great song parody in case the "Billy G." name would stick around. It's a parody of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and here's a few bars: Billy G is not my favorite wrestler/His name is stupid and he thinks he's number one/Making a joke out of him is just too much fun/Yee-hee hee! Okay, so it's not going to win a Grammy, but it's better than "Assman."

WrestleMania X-Seven tickets go on sale this Saturday. You'll be able to order tickets through Ticketmaster or The WWF plans on playing to a sell-out crowd in the AstroDome this coming April 1st.

What are the odds of seeing our great webmaster at WWF New York this Sunday night for Heat? I really hope he makes at least a couple of trips while he's there in NYC. Good Ol' J.R., Jr will be in the house November 19th for Survivor Series. The atmosphere at WWF New York when WWF action is on screen is awesome. A fantastic place to see TV.

On a closing note I would like to talk about the WWF cookbook "Can You Take the Heat." The other day Good Ol' J.R., Jr. just happened to be flipping through my copy and I have to say I am disappointed. I gave my daddy the recipe for my steak sauce months in advance so it can be placed in the book, but apparently it didn't "make the cut." And to think he didn't even bother to tell me he wouldn't put the recipe in the book. Daddy, if you're reading this I'm so mad at you I could stop watching Sooner football!

Remember, you only know 3/4 of the story until you walk a couple feet in my white cowboy hat.

That's my prerogative.

J.R., Jr.
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