Jim Ross Blog: Remembering Curt Hennig, WWE Network and More

Posted by Pro Wrestling on Sunday, February 10th, 2013

jim-ross-21

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog at JrsBarbq.com. Here are some highlights.

Curt Hennig: “Can’t help but think about Curt Henning aka Mr. Perfect today on the anniversary of his untimely passing. ‘Perfecto’ was as good a natural athlete as I’ve ever been around in the wrestling biz. Curt starting so young and wrestling so much likely contributed to his lingering back injuries as back ailments are horrific for any performer in the sports entertainment biz. Curt was also one of the funniest guys that I ever worked with on commentary and had legit, natural timing much like a guy he watched while growing up, Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan.

“Curt truly loved life and some could argue that he loved it a little too much at times. Nonetheless I value the relationship that we had and the fun doing WWE voice overs at the Stamford, Ct studios back in the day. Chief Jay Strongbow nicknamed Curt “Dennis the Menace” because of his mischievous demeanor at times.

“Curt was one of my favorite wrestlers and when he was healthy he could hang with anyone. I am optimistic that his son Joe also know as Michael McGillicutty will be a main event level talent before all is said and done. I’ve seen Joe wrestle a great deal especially down in NXT and he has every thing he needs to be special. It’s all about timing and right place at the right time but I’m confident that Joe will persevere and get to the next level and it could happen in 2013. I’d be surprised if it doesn’t.”

WWE Network: “As a DirecTV customer I’m intrigued that they have legit interest in the much discussed WWE Network but why wouldn’t they? I know what you know about the proposed WWE Network but I’m hopeful that it becomes a reality in the future. I applaud WWE’s diligence in taking it slow and deliberate in the planning of such a major project.”

Mark Henry’s return: Good to see Mark Henry back on @WWE TV and continuing to bring intensity and legit intimidation with him. We signed Mark in 1995, as best as I recall, and the past couple of year as he seems to have found a role that really fits him in an organic manner. The best in ring personas are natural extensions of one’s true personality and Mark is a natural, gregarious, outgoing beast.”

EXCLUSIVE: Why the WWE Needs Batista




  • allan

    curt really disproved the theory…nobodys perfect , and as for henry i still cant believe he spent so long of his career doing nothing and yet hes is one of the coolest superstars around today,they should have just pushed him that way from the start..o well



Recent Headlines

sting 2012

PHOTOS: Sting Appears On The WWE Network Again (04/17)

 

Sting once again appeared on the WWE Network on Thursday night. He was featured in a segment discussing The Ultimate Warrior and his legacy. Here … Continue reading
Private Collection of Summer Rae Photos (6)

Summer Rae Return Plans Revealed?, WWE.com Traffic #’s (04/17)

 

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer – For the months of January and February 2014 combined, WWE.com averaged 21.3 million unique visitors. In comparison to 2013, … Continue reading
zebcolter

A New ‘Real American’ Coming?, Hornswoggle/El Torito Training? (04/17)

 

— Hornswoggle and El Torito have been training together in recent weeks. The two will team up this Friday on SmackDown for a match. Full … Continue reading
kofi

News On Kofi Kingston, The Usos, Warrior/WWE, Henry (04/17)

 

– The Uso Brothers and Kofi Kingston took part in an anti-bullying rally at the Kingdom School in Saudi Arabia on Thursday morning. As noted, … Continue reading
russo

Backstage Update – Vince Russo’s TNA Status (04/17)

 

Partial Source: Pwinsider.com According to sources, Vince Russo is involved with TNA and on their payroll as a consultant. However, the current creative team is … Continue reading
hardcore holly

Bob Holly Speaks Out – ‘Taker’s Streak Ending, Reigns, More (04/17)

 

RossOwenWilliams.com released an interview with former WWE Superstar Bob Holly. Below are some highlights: Holly on Undertaker’s streak ending: “I think it was the right … Continue reading

Presser: Jeff Jarrett’s GFW To Sponsor Hermie Sadler (04/17)

 

The following press release came out that said Jeff Jarrett’s new promotion, Global Force Wrestling, will sponsor Hermie Sadler for the upcoming Denny Hamlin Charity … Continue reading
ecw

Drama Alert! – Extreme Rising Headliner Quits (04/17)

 

Partial Source: Pwinsider.com Extreme Rising main eventer Luke Hawx has walked away from the promotion after an online dispute with promoter Steve O’Neill. Hawx and … Continue reading
wwe2k14

Ex-WWE Ref Speaks Out – WWE Locker-Room, WCW, More (04/17)

 

Credit: VOCNation Former WCW referee Billy Silverman was recently interviewed by VOCNation. Below are some highlights: On the WWE locker room after the company acquired … Continue reading
bobby roode austin aries

New TNA iMPACT Date Revealed, Aries In Doghouse, Sabin (04/17)

 

– TNA has announced new dates to tape iMPACT! for June. The promotion will tape on June 19th and 20th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. – Chris … Continue reading
MORE POSTS