JR Blog: His First Book, The Miz and Roddy Piper, More

Jim Ross is back with new blogs on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights:

– Yes, Miz has some Rowdy Roddy Piper qualities about him and is an ever developing antagonist inside the wrestling ring. Miz has natural qualities that make him easy to dislike which any wrestling villain is well served to have as long as it’s in a natural, organic way. I’m not saying that Miz will be the next Piper but I hope that Miz becomes a success by utilizing his own, individual style.

– Is any one else bored talking about the alleged Monday night ‘wrestling wars?” I have tapped on this subject as I don’t know what more there is to say about it in this particular forum. We’ve firmly established that competition is good for any business and that Raw is starting this ‘race’ with a huge head start. My take is let’s see how it all plays out over time. The fans will eventually judge what they want to see, what they like, and what they feel is absurd or eye rolling content.

– Nothing guarantees a wrestler will become a main event star. However rarely speaking on TV IE, promos, interviews, etc will essentially GUARANTEE failure. No talking = no main eventer. I understand that there are exceptions to this rule but that’s where great managers used to come into play. In today’s TV world, if a talent wants to be a star then the talent needs to lobby for talking time to go along with strong, consistent bell to bell work. These verbal inclusions don’t have to be marathons or a mini series either.

– We had a productive conference call today regarding the writing of my first book. It’s going to be hard to know where to start, what to include, etc. I have been fortunate to have been in a variety of ‘insider’ roles in multiple companies that has provided me a unique insight to the inner workings of the wacky pro wrestling business for over four decades.

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