Jim Ross Blog: Daniel Bryan Burglary, TNA’s Deal With Spike TV, Rusev & Lana

The following are highlights from the latest Jim Ross blog:

On TNA’s TV deal with Spike TV: “It’s curious that Spike hasn’t renewed Impact Wrestling as of yet for the new, fall season. That’s not a great sign and I hope that they do renew their relationship. Spike doesn’t have an over abundance of shows that draw a million viewers in prime time each week. That number could be escalated easily over time.”

On Daniel Bryan: “Daniel Bryan has had a helluva, memorable year….main eventing WrestleMania, getting married, losing his Dad, undergoing neck surgery, subduing a home invader this week and now apparently needling an additional surgery to get him back in the ring. It’s not beyond the realm of comprehension that it could be 2015 until he’s back in a WWE ring. Nonetheless it gives his body a chance to heal and for Bryan and his bride to enjoy life off the road to some degree. The glass can’t always be looked upon as half empty even though DB will be missed by his fans.”

On Rusev and Lana: “The Lana & Rusev controversy is overblown in my view. They are fictional characters who are neither Russian. Could the writers have been smarter and more conservative in light of the recent tragedy? Absolutely. But is this a major travesty? Not even close. That’s my take.”

Check out the complete blog at JRsBarBQ.com.

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  • Matt Boone

    Matt Boone has been a huge wrestling fan since the Attitude Era. He writes for MMANews.com and 24Wrestling.com

    • Matt Gallagher

      JRS right for once

    • JohnnyRayge

      The media is angry. Wwe is milking the publicity out of it. She’s a great heel. That’s all.

    • brad

      Gotta love Good ol Jim Ross.

    • G.I.R.L.

      I hope Lana isn’t penalized.

      I don’t want her or Rusev to end up like Hassan (who wasn’t middle-eastern but was/is actually Italian).

    • Dixie Carter

      JR don’t worry. Spike TV is just playing us up. Seeing if we’ll take a less offer similar to the cut WWE took for RAW.

      • OsamaBenAfflak

        how you doing Dix? hope daddy has the checkbook out for you….

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    • LaParkaXV

      It wasn’t my FAULT!

    • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

      Breaking NEWS !!!

      TMZ reports that Spike TV has let TNA officials know that they will not be renewing their TV contract in October. No word yet on when Impact will stop airing.

      Multiple sources with knowledge of the deal told TMZ that Spike TV executives contacted Dixie Carter this week to break the news. Dixie told members of her inner circle the following day.

      TMZ reports there’s no bad blood and Spike gave TNA such advance notice so it would have time to shop for a new TV deal. Spike and TNA did not return TMZ’s request for comment.

      • Madman421

        I wonder what b.s excuse the fake Dixie Carter will come up with for this news lol

        • Guest

          Probably wait for fake Vince Russo to yell “SWERVE!”