JR Blog: RAW’s New General Manager, Carlito’s Release, More

Jim Ross is back with another blog on jrsbarbq.com this weekend. Here are some highlights from the entry:

– I was disappointed to hear of Carlito being released from WWE for apparent wellness issues. I don’t know all the details of this situation by any means but it seems apparent WWE felt that Carlito needed some help and Carlito didn’t agree. It’s back to the old adage that if one can’t solve a problem one has no choice but to eliminate it. I’m one that certainly believes that Carlito has the ability to be a main event level performer but no one’s professional life should ever be prioritized over their personal life and I sincerely hope that Carlito adjusts to these recent challenges and takes the necessary steps to put these negative issues behind him.

– Apparently Monday Night Raw will name a new G.M. this week in Toledo on a Raw that funnyman Jon Lovitz will guest host. The event is a sellout as I understand it. I have no idea as to who the new GM will be and I would rather be surprised while watching the show live. I do know who it’s NOT going to be and that would be me. I have no desire to play a character on RAW not to mention the 51 weeks a year of travel that goes along with the job. BTW no one approached me with this option for the record. I hope someone fresh gets the nod and the role can expand and become more entertaining that ever. Mr. McMahon was the best Raw GM because that made perfect sense and his authoritative persona was easy to dislike but it seems as if the full time GM role has slowly gone down hill since.

– Emailers…please stop asking me what I would do to ‘fix’ TNA. It wouldn’t be that hard to figure out but last I looked I don’t work there.

– The wrestling biz in general seems deathly afraid to revert back to what has worked successfully over the years in an updated presentation and stop trying to reinvent the wheel.

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