Jim Ross Blog: The Rock’s In-Ring Future, WWE PG, Swagger Stepping Up

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what he said about:

The Rock’s In-Ring Future: “@TheRock says that he ‘might’ have wrestled his last match. I say its not the season for ‘mights’ and that a performer/athlete like Dwayne Johnson goes out on his terms and not because of a fixable injury.”

Appearing On Steve Austin’s Podcast: “I’m not planning on doing a podcast at this time but will be a guest on @steveaustinBSR podcast in the future.”

WWE PG: “Some fans still believe that a TV rating, specifically TV14, is what makes a wrestling show either good or not. Some fans continue to clamor for WWE to return to a TV14 rating but I don’t see it happening. What made the Attitude Era successful was the talent roster that was dotted with main event level, hungry, competitive athletes who had no issue pushing a peer out of the way to get to the main event level and then fight like hell to stay there. I contend that great talents can make PG rated TV be ultra successful over the long haul if the presentation is smart and strategic.”

Jack Swagger Stepping Up: “I see @RealJackSwagger stepping up his game, especially lately, and @WWEZeb deserves much of the credit. Even a pet coon goofy blind man can see that Swagger is a great athlete but there is more to becoming a star in ring performer than just athleticism of which many of us covet. It’s the intangibles such as in ring psychology that must also be in place. The veteran Zeb looks to be an excellent tutor for the former Sooner wrestling all American.”

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • http://www.youtube.com/ac1dchr15t ac1d

    He knows the kind of hate hes in for when he tries to explain the rating system the way he did.

  • http://twitter.com/StupidSobi SOBI

    JR needs to stop Blogging for some time cause It seems like lately anything he says Pisses people Off

    • http://twitter.com/Psychonigma Psychonigma

      He has a right to do what he wants on his own time. Probably doesn’t help that sites like this pick and choose what parts of his blog they want to feature to get a reaction out of us.

      • http://twitter.com/StupidSobi SOBI

        I agree with you but now a days people complain when they have something and when suddenly its no more there, then people get upset and recognize its value and keep wishing for it to return.example (Batista Christian even John Morrison). An absence will make people miss JR
        so I commented on this perspective.

  • Reality

    It’s also how you manage the talents that you have, with the storylines etc… The way they do that nowadays is just depressing. That’s why, TV14 or not, it’ll still remain a crappy product if we have the same quality of storylines, with the inconsistencies etc, with great talents as jobbers, with the way the secondary titles are treated and so on…

    • http://twitter.com/StupidSobi SOBI

      Yes very true
      BTW is that Ron weasley in your Profile Pic?? :D

      • fatneal

        game called braid

      • Reality

        fatneal said it, it’s Tim, protagonist of Braid

  • http://www.facebook.com/bossejo Jonathan Bossé

    PG shows limited storylines and TV-14 you can do anything, even f*ck a doll and give birth to a hand.

    • WilliamWhite

      You are right. However, keep in mind you also had to see Mae Young strip. Plus, nobody wants to see the doll return. But she she will still probably get inducted in the Hallof Fame in 2021.
      And in the PG era, you can still give birth to a Hornwoggle!

  • smobee

    Just finished Attitude Era dvd. The talent in ’00 Armageddon main event is crazy!Taker,Rock,HHH,SCSA,Angle in HIAC. I don’t see how WWE could ever be that good again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seachai.chan Seachai Chan

    Why can’t we have more blood in gimmick matches? How can WWE seem realistic with matches like elimination chamber and HIAC without it?

  • Stephen Polkow

    roh is tvpg but all they have is amazing talent. if wwe can start bringing in the talent they are bringing in now like ambrose rollins fondango bryan. yes then they will be fine.