Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
– The Atlantic has an article up looking at WWE’s usage of African-American talent. The article, which you can see here, says that no African-American has ever held the WWE Title. It does make note of The Rock in a paragraph that was added after the article’s publication “for clarity,” calling him a special case and noting his mixed-race heritage and status as a third-generation wrestler.
– As some have likely noticed, Steve Austin’s new CMT reality show Broken Skull Challenge was not filmed at his actual Broken Skull Ranch in Texas. The show was instead filmed in Southern California.
– As noted earlier here on the website, Jim Ross wrote on his official blog that WWE’s decision to postpone Tough Enough ended up delaying plans he had to work with Steve Austin. The two were going to debut a two-man show in Las Vegas, Nevada, which would have happened this past weekend while UFC 175 was in town. It fell through due to Austin’s prior commitments, which also ended up falling through. The two could end up working together on a two-man show in San Jose, California for Wrestlemania 31, along with other possible markets.
Ross is currently done with his one man shows until 2015. He’s currently writing his autobiography. While he hasn’t acquired a publishing deal, he’s working with Scott Williams, who previously worked with “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, “Cowboy” Bill Watts and Terry Funk on books.