J.R.’s Contract Expiring Soon, Lawler Uses Cheat Sheet, More

— Jim Ross has yet to sign a new contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and due to the uncertainty regarding his condition, there have not been any serious contract talks nor any offer made. His contract is set to expire in three weeks.

— At television this past week, both Jesse Ventura and Jerry Lawler were given graphics on the announcers desk, or cheat sheets, to look at that have the photos of all the wrestlers in multiple person matches. In Lawler’s case, he never watches ECW nor Smackdown. In the case of Ventura for the Breakthrough Battle Royal, he likely wouldn’t have known most of the wrestlers in the match, plus with both going live there was no chance to edit later.

— Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. drew 12,500 fans and that was with WWE lowering the bottom price to $20 in hopes of increasing the walk-up. The show was not a sellout.

(Credit to the Wrestler Observer Newsletter for some of the information used in this report)