JR: Flair-ROH, Mickie James News, WWE Trading Cards, More

Jim Ross is back with another blog update on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some of the highlights:

– The two Roundtable shows will be concerning “Wrestling with Patriotism” and “Giants” in the wrestling biz. The “Patriotism” show will address utilizing stereotypes in creating rivalries while “Giants” will be about wrestling’s biggest superstars and what made them great and who came up a little short and who should have been better considering their natural gifts. I do not know when these two shows will air on 24/7 but assume it will be a few months as these programs take enormous editing. Mean Gene Okerlund will host this foray and the panel will include, as of now, Michael Hayes, Sgt. Slaughter, perhaps Pat Patterson (not confirmed) and me.

– Yours truly will be working with Topps Trading Cards on an upcoming WWE trading card project. I will be writing the content that will appear on the back’s of the cards. With being a life long card collector this should be a fun project on which to work.

– It looks like Ric Flair is completely finished with ROH, or at least that’s my take on it, and that Flair will eventually wrestle again for promoters abroad but not wrestle for WWE. Flair seems destined for a reoccurring role on WWE TV but I don’t know the details of such or the time line. After being punted by Randy Orton Monday night in Birmingham, one wold not expect to see Naitch back on WWE TV for quite some time. Right?

– Mickey James, arguably the WWE’s most talented in ring diva, is contemplating trying her hand at country music as Mickey has apparently written several songs and is preparing to do a demo as I understand it. This doesn’t mean Mickey is leaving wrestling whatsoever. I wish her luck if she decides to travel the country music road as it won’t be easy but neither was her getting in WWE.