Court Bauer On Ring Of Honor Going On TV Pay-Per-View, Working With Jim Ross

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Ring of Honor announced last week that they will be debuting on traditional pay-per-view on Sunday, June 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.

We talk to ROH consultant Court Bauer as we discuss the company heading to PPV, how many PPV’s ROH will have in 2014, did the WWE Network help influence them to go in that direction.

Bauer also discusses the latest on the Jim Ross shows, how many more shows will Ross do in 2014, will they involve Steve Austin, his thoughts on the passing of The Ultimate Warrior and much more.

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Update On Jim Ross Being At Old School WWE Monday Night Raw

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The WWE’s first Raw of the year is being dubbed “Old School”. Some of the names that will on the show are Ric Flair, Diamond Dallas Page, Ted DiBiase and Scotty Too Hotty. The biggest question has been whether Jim Ross would appear on the show.

The WWE Hall of Famer answered that question today when a fan stated he hoped to see Ross on the show on Twitter.

Late last year Ross retired from the company even though speculation was that he was forced to due to what happened at the roundtable that took place during Summerslam weekend.

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First Two Shows Of “RINGSIDE: An Evening With Jim Ross” Revealed

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Jim Ross has been hinting for the last few weeks that he would be doing a speaking tour across the United States discussing his career in the world of professional wrestling. Now that tour is official and the first two shows have been announced. Ross will be doing two on Saturday, March 1 from the the Gramercy Theater in New York City.

The show is called “RINGSIDE: An Evening With Jim Ross,” will have shows at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET.

Ross will talk about both his live story, his experiences as both an executive and an announcer in Championship Wrestling with Leroy McGuirk, Mid South Wrestling under Bill Watts, Jim Crockett Promotions and World Championship Wrestling, and finally his various runs with the WWF/WWE from 1993 to 2013.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday to the public starting at $27.50.

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Jim Ross Feels Hulk Hogan Should Go Back To The WWE

Jim Ross frequently writes a blog on his website JRsbarbq.com discussing various pro wrestling and UFC topics. The WWE Hall of Famer brought up the topic of Hulk Hogan and why it would be best for “The Hulkster” to return to the WWE.

“I have no dog in the hunt and nor do I know any insider “dirt” but for my two cents Hulk Hogan would be better off re-signing with WWE in a limited role that would put him back in the global, WWE mix and add a jolt to his career which never hurts anyone than re-signing with TNA.

“Even though Hogan says he has ‘one more match left in him’ that fact, if true, is irrelevant to my way of thinking. Hogan’s opportunity to do PR work, appear occasionally at live events and on a timely basis on TV and to have his likeness on more, sellable products is logical to me. If it is the dollars holding this matter up as in a bigger guarantee now and not willing to wait on the WWE business model to generate more, new Hogan bucks, then the deal may be simply and only about the immediate cash which isn’t a sin either.”

Is Jim Ross on the mark regarding Hulk Hogan?

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Between The Ropes on WWE Raw, Big Show, The Authority – October 15, 2013

Brian and Steve look back at WWE Raw from Monday night including The Authority getting angry, the Rhodes family winning gold, the Big Show getting involved despite not working there, a new match at Hell in a Cell and more.  Plus, they talk about Goldberg getting mentioned on the broadcast, Ryback’s problem with the Internet, Hulk Hogan’s status and Jim Ross’ recent comments.

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Jim Ross, the Real Face of WWE

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Do me a favor: think back to the ‘Attitude Era.’ Make a numbered list, one to five. Next to each number, write down the names of those men who best defined that short, yet ludicrously profitable, wrestling period from late 1997 until around 2001. [Read more...]

Jim Ross Makes First Comments Since Retirement From WWE

BetweenTheRopes.com reported yesterday that Jim Ross had retired from the WWE to focus on “personal business endeavors.”

The wrestling world was showing their support for Ross.

Ross hadn’t made a statement until late last night on his website jrsbarbq.com. Here is what Ross said on the website.

It’s been quite a day. September 11, 2013 was my last day in WWE.

Its hard to believe that It was over 20 years ago when i debuted in WWE at WM9 & my first ever WWE assignment was doing play by play w/ the great, Bobby Heenan and the unpredictable Macho Man Randy Savage.

Time flies when one is enjoying one ‘s dream job. Heck, it only took me 19 years ti make it to the NFL of sports entertainment. Overnight sensation, right?

So, at the age if 61 it’s time to close this chapter of my life and begin exploring new, adventures while my health is great.

I wouldn’t have changed a thing in WWE except I wish that I’d been able to avoid some health issues along the way. That was the hand that I was dealt and I simply refused to fold it.

Other that health issues my ‘run’ in WWE has exceeded my wildest dreams.

I was fortunate enough to have a key role in arguably one of the most interesting and compelling eras in our business’s history.

Hmmmm….perhaps a book is in order some day. Time will tell. Now I actually have the time to write the autobiography many have asked about over the years.

For the record, I’m not purchasing a rocking chair so I’m not “going away.” I have many interests & I plan on exploring them all.

In the meantime, I hope you’ll continue to support my family’s online shopping efforts at http://www.wweshop.com and in UK at http://www.americansoda.co.uk.

Follow the next chapters in my life, that are yet to be written, on Twitter @JRsBBQ.

You guys are the best….thanks!

Boomer Sooner!

JR

@JRsBBQ

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Breaking News: Jim Ross Retires From WWE

jrWWE.com is reporting that Jim Ross has announced his retirement.  After a 20 year career with the WWE, he has decided to focus more on his “personal business endeavors.”

‘Good Ol JR’ got his start in the business as a referee, working for NWA.  From there, he became a play-by-play announcer for Mid-South territory, rejoined with NWA in the same role, and stayed in the company until it became WCW.  His tenure with WCW, and thus Eric Bischoff, was tumultuous to say the least. Ross demanded his release in 1993. [Read more...]

Video: WWE 2K14 30 Years of WrestleMania Symposium

WWE held a symposium celebrating the 30 years of WrestleMania theme on the latest WWE 2K14 video game with a panel of WWE superstars.  Jim Ross hosted the panel which included Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio, Steve Austin, Paul Heyman, Mick Foley and Ric Flair who joined in during the second half.

Once the Nature Boy hit the scene, any kind of format went out the down as he took over the show like only he can do.  Here is the video:


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Wrestling Stars Comment on Darren Young

We have been talking a good part of the day about WWE star Darren Young telling TMZ that he is gay. The WWE released a statement earlier today in the support of Young. We have seen top star John Cena comment, but have also seen top executives Triple H and Stephanie McMahon comment as well.

Now we have some of the wrestlers who compete in WWE, TNA, independent promotions and legends in wrestling comment about Young on Twitter.  [Read more...]