Last week the WWE refused to resign Jim Ross as an "on air" talent. Vince McMahon may be a business genius, but this was the studpidest decision of his career. Good ol' J.R. is the greatest wrestling commentator of all the times. No one can bring the knowledge, realism, and passion to a match better than JR. If Gordon Solie is the Dean, then J.R. is the Master.
Contrary to popular belief, J.R. is still on the payroll working with "talent relations." However, the fans want J.R. donning the head set behind the announce table. RAW's commentary has completely sucked under Cole and Lawler. When Lawler was with J.R., their chemistry and bickering enhanced boring matches and provided plenty of entertainment. Without J.R., King seems complacent with his "job."
J.R. is currently writing a book which I predict will be the BEST WRESTLING AUTOBIOGRAPHY EVER. TNA should do anything in their power to sign J.R. during this time of transition. He's not only worked with but also calls Tazz and Tenay good friends. Whether he's guest hosting RAW, going to TNA, going to ROH, or getting a radio show on Sirius, hearing J.R. by any means necessary is all that matters.
He's my favorite member of the Legend Rountables, his Ross Report was the highlight of RAW Magazine, and he was the best recruiter that WWE has ever had. Look at this list of superstars that J.R. has signed: Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Mick Foley, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Edge, Batista, Christian, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Jack Swagger, Trish Stratus, Lita, the Hardys, Kurt Angle. Just to mention a few.
Favorite J.R. Catchphrases:
Quicker than a Hiccup...Educated Feet...Frying Pan Hands...Tougher than a $2 Steak...Bowling Shoe Ugly...Whipping him like a Government Mule...Soup Bones...Booger Red...Stomping a Mudhole and Walking It Dry...Business is About to Pickup...SLOBBER KNOCKER!
I miss knowing the sports background and college majors of wrestlers. J.R. actually cares about the fans, is a straight shooter, and answers every question on his blog. I bought his BBQ sauce and I can't recommend it enough.
After battling 3 bouts of Bells Palsy, J.R. has endured more pain than any immortal should. He may not be a pro wrestler, but J.R. is a helluva fighter. We'll miss you J.R.!