Below are some highlights from Jim Ross’ latest blog on jrsbarbq.com:
– Speaking of Dragon Gate, Bryan Danielson will also be signing at that event and wrestling. Bryan, trained by HBK, has apparently agreed to a deal with WWE which is a smart move on the WWE’s part. I think Danielson should have been signed long ago but that’s just one man’s opinion.
– About 9,000 tickets for “Breaking Point” in Montreal have been sold with about 10 days to go. It will be interesting to see what kind of crowd gathers as the trend these days, with the economy as it is, is for the week “of business” becoming more significant. When I first started in the wrestling biz, “the walk up the day of the event” was the key to success. This trend has changed over the years whereby the first day of ticket sales has become much more significant. Fans with less disposable income due to the economy, etc will be making ticket purchases later in the process while the economy struggles for all of us. I do think Montreal will sell out “Breaking Point” at the end of the day.
– It will be great to see Trish Stratus in Toronto in a couple of weeks guest hosting Raw in her home town. As a matter of fact, it’s always good to see “Canada’s Greatest Import” anywhere. Perhaps I can persuade my Ryan Seacrest-like partner Todd Grisham that we need to be at the TO Raw even if we don’t do our solitary, WWE Superstars match that night. We will be in Hamilton on Tuesday for Smackdown on this Canadian run and will be basing out of Toronto on Monday and Tuesday. BTW Trish and Stacey Keibler are on the cover with yours truly of our “J.R.’S Cookbook” which we personally autograph and sell in our on line store for $9.95 and they were originally $16 when they were released.
– Steve Austin is scheduled to wrap the latest film he’s starring in on Wednesday in Vancouver. In the last few days of filming, Steve ran into an “I” beam and severely gashed his bald head. He emailed me a photo and it was gnarly to say the least but Steve said that he “didn’t sell it and never left his feet.” And when I say gash, I mean gash. Austin’s legend of being “hard headed” is not folklore I assure you. Steve may be starting yet another film, perhaps in Vancouver, in November, TBD.