Jim Ross has posted another blog at JRsBarBQ.com, which can be read here in its entirety. Some highlights:
RAW Thoughts: “I liked the focus on Batista-Orton. This is RAW’s obvious main event for Sunday’s PPV and Orton was a “wanted man” as RAW left the air. Seems as if fans will want to see the Animal destroy Orton in New Orleans. Nice match between Kofi Kingston & MVP w/ Kofi taking another step up the ladder by winning the US Title. Kofi has “it” and has the tools to become a star. Really nice kid.”
Junyard Dog “Today marks the 11th year anniversary of the car accident death of my friend the Junkyard Dog, Sylvester Ritter. Dog was never a great wrestler but had a magnificent presence, charisma, and was a superbly effective communicator. The WWE HOF’er became a star in Bill Watts’ Mid South Wrestling under the learning tree of Watts and Ernie Ladd. No doubt that next week the JYD memories will be prevelent when WWE is in New Orleans & Lafayette. I sure miss my dominoe games with Dog and The Big Cat. I am honored. to have know both men and they both taught me so much about African American athletes. JYD died in a car accident on June 2, 1998. I can’t tell you the hell Watts caught from many white, wrestling promoters because of the way Watts positioned JY and Ernie in the Cowboy’s company. The Junkyard Dog will always be know as one of wrestling’s greatest “attractions.”"
Kimbo Slice in UFC: Kimbo Slice’s new involvement in UFC is intriging. I don’t see Slice making it as his ground game is non existant but perhaps the idea is for the slugger to learn that aspect of MMA. I don’t like his chances but if I’m wrong it makes for a great story.