Jim Ross is back with another blog entry from his official website, which can be read here in its entirety. Some highlights:
– WWE’s Weekend Tour: Over 17,000 fans in San Juan enjoyed the WWE Saturday night and that was without one of the Colon brothers on the card as the Raw brand was in town. The WWE’s 3 days in Puerto Rico did well and got a break in the weather as it looked as if at one time the tour would be in jeopardy due to a possible hurricane. Saturday night in Mexico City the WWE drew over 15,000 fans for a combined Smackdown/ECW event. I know that the wrestlers were looking forward to this trip as it was two days in Monterrey and three days in Mexico City. Staying multiple nights in one hotel room is a nice perk when touring.
– Steve Austin Yours truly got a text from Steve Austin after the Oklahoma victory over Kansas Saturday saying that he was in Vancouver where his new movie begins filming this week. Steve had a helluva time finding the game on TV in Vancouver and only got to see the 4th quarter. Steve is looking forward to being in Phoenix for Cyber Sunday next weekend as he always enjoys catching up with “the boys” and reconnecting with his fans on his trips back into WWE land.
– Hopkins vs. Pavlik: Bernard Hopkins shockingly easy victory over Kelly Pavlik Saturday night really caught me off guard. I did not see all the fight but it seemed that either Hopkins had an “over 40″ career night or that Pavlik greatly underestimated the man known as the “Executioner.” Sounds like a possible PPV rematch in the making. I’ve seen Pavlik fight in person and he is really, really good and one has to believe that after suffering only his first loss as a pro that the Youngstown, Ohio native will be back with a vengeance when he next fights for money.