Jim Ross, Jr.
JIM ROSS, JR. REPORT
December 8, 2000
After a hard-fought battle with the flu, Good Ol' J.R., Jr. returns to spread some holiday cheer by bringing the best damn column on the damn Internet.
Armageddon this Sunday has shaped up to be a sleeper PPV from where I sit. The six man Hell in the Cell match for the WWF Championship should be incredible given the performers in that match. Stone Cold, The Rock, Triple H, Undertaker, Rikishi, and the champion Kurt Angle are big time players in this industry and they should be able to deliver an awesome match this Sunday night. Chris Benoit challenging "The One" Billy Gunn for the Intercontinental Title should be a dandy. Benoit is attempting to win his third Intercontinental Title and this Sunday at Armageddon may be the night. Chris Jericho and Kane will look to settle their feud on Pay-Per-View this Sunday in a Last Man Standing match. In my opinion, the edge has to go to Jericho considering he took Triple H to the limit in their Last Man Standing match at Fully Loaded. Kane has never competed in a match of this kind and it may be hard on him. Folks, there's only one way to see Armageddon and that's this Sunday live on Pay-Per-View.
My Sooners are going to the Orange Bowl! This past Saturday I was sick in bed, but I couldn't keep my eyes off the Kansas State-Oklahoma game. It went down to the wire, and it was an excellent finish to what has been an amazing season for the Sooners. The Sooners are 11 1/2 point underdogs against Florida State, but that's nothing to worry about. No doubt, I will have to get on the horn with Ron Simmons (Faarooq) and make a little wager with him.
There are no plans to bring talent into the Federation right now. The market is flooded with free agents looking to come into the WWF, but the plans are to get younger and better. Scott Hall, is neither of those. Also, there are many who need to check their attitudes at the door if they even want to be considered to be hired. The WWF locker room is a family in many ways and there's no need for disruptive people.
TV has been great the past two weeks. I thought the ending to last week's SmackDown! was entertaining. Triple H was sure it was Austin, but was SHOCKED and SWERVED when it turned out to be Vince McMahon. I thought the table was set well this past Monday for the Hell in the Cell main event for the WWF Championship. I also enjoyed the matches between Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho for the WWF Championship along with the Dean Malenko-Lita contest.
You add a Triple Threat WWF Women's Championship match to Armageddon as Ivory will defend against Trish Stratus and the adorable Molly Holly.
Many people have emailed me concerning the "Oklahoma" character making its return on Turner's show. The character doesn't bother me as much as the three stooges doing the announcing selling it as if that is Jim Ross. Their fat and obese color man ran down J.R., yet six weeks ago was kissing my daddy's ass along with Vince McMahon when it was rumored that the WWF was going to buy WCW. Now that he feels his job is secure he can cut loose again. Hey chunky, you're going to get yours one of these days. A suggestion for the bald announcer would be to ditch the cliches and bad jokes and call the action to the best of his ability. My suggestion for my father's understudy is to put his grudge with my daddy aside and get on with his life. Jealousy is a bitch.
For my money, Chris Benoit is the best in the industry right now. In the right and out of it. The interview he did that aired on Heat this past Sunday was very good and he's only going to get better at the aspect of the game. I wish I had something positive to say about the brawl that then took place between Benoit and "The One" Billy Gunn, but I don't, so I won't.
I think it should be mention that quite a few of my readers took the time to email me and let me know that they do indeed put BBQ sauce on chicken. I tried it myself this past week and I have to say it didn't taste bad at all! One of the emailers even suggested having me sell my steak sauce right here on Mr. Zimmerman's web site. I'm about four years away from launching my special sauce to the public, but when I do, I'll make sure to suggest CRZ opening up CRZshopzone.net/GoodOlJRJrsBBQsauce.
Another match you can add to the stellar Armageddon card is a Four Corners match for the WWF Tag Team Titles as the Goodfather & Bull Buchanan will defend against the Dudley Boyz, Edge & Christian, and Road Dogg & K-Kwik.
The conspiracy against Good Ol' J.R., Jr. calling some XFL action this February continues. I continue to impress, but all I get is the company line of "We'll keep you in mind." It goes to show that these network executives can't handle the fact that a man wearing an Oklahoma Sooners can call the action better than some of the corporate puppets.
You can add Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn, & Dean Malenko vs. Hardy Boyz & Lita to this Sunday's Armageddon Pay-Per-View. This should be an entertaining match.
Mark my words, Josh Heupel takes home the Heisman tomorrow night.
That's all for this week. Enjoy Armageddon!