JR Blog: WWE Tapings, Retirement Tours, Chuck Liddell, More

Jim Ross is back with another blog update over at jrsbarbq.com. Here are some of the highlights from this entry:

– Todd Grisham and I will be broadcasting a match for WWE Superstars Monday night during the Raw festivities at the O2 Arena. I’m SO happy because SO many articulate and intelligent posters on some wrestling internet sites who have the ability to read my mind and have determined that I “hate” Smackdown and “yearn” to be back on WWE’s “A” TV broadcast. So, nonetheless, I will see some WWE Raw fans at the arena Monday night for our one match to call. I’ll be coming from my post flight nap but I promise I won’t be wearing my P.J.’s with my black hat. Not an attractive visual…sorry.

– I missed attending the Cauliflower Alley Club function this year in Las Vegas due to our TV taping schedule but hope to attend next year if schedules permit. WWE sent Jim Duggan, Ted DiBiase, and Sgt. Slaughter to the event. If you are a true fan of wrestling, I strongly encourage you to become a member of CAC. Check out their website for lots of info on what they do, who they help and other news. CAC is a non profit group that is ran by some wonderful folks.

– It was tough watching Chuck Liddell get TKO’ed in the first round Saturday night in Montreal on the UFC PPV. I have huge respect for Liddell who was one of the primary individuals who motivated me to want to watch MMA from the early days. Chuck is a true warrior and I hope that he doesn’t put himself back in the octagon for “one more fight” so he can end his career “the right way.” Chuck’s legacy is in tact and fighting again and either losing again or not fighting like the old, Chuck Liddell won’t do Chuck any favors. My hats off to Chuck Liddell and I thank him for helping make me a huge UFC/MMA fan.

– The upcoming Fall tours by WWE in Europe entitled “The Rest in Peace Tour” and “The DX Reunion Tour” are NOT retirement tours. When any major star such as HBK or the Undertaker finally decides to hang ’em up don’t you think that WWE will make a HUGE deal out of it just as they should? This announcement won’t come courtesy of a ring announcer as part of his obligatory announcements at a live event somewhere on the road.