WWE Hall of Famer and SmackDown Announcer Jim Ross has another update on the blog section of his websiteJRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights.
-Ross on Jerry Lawler running for mayor: ” It looks as if as many as one dozen candidates may run for Mayor of Memphis including several professional politicos. The African American vote in Memphis will be critical for Jerry Lawler and his opponents. From what I read in the Memphis media, some of the black candidates may divide a large segment of Memphis voters which might enhance the King’s chances of winning the election.
“Nonetheless it will be a daunting challenge for any candidate to win the October special election without an established, clear cut favorite and, unfortunately, it may be the candidate who spends the most money on TV and radio ads that ‘buys’ their way into running the city of Memphis. The current Mayor is leaving office but will enjoy, from what I understand, an approximate $90K annual pension of which the Mayor of Memphis earns after one term in office or so it was told to me.”
-Ross on Bret Hart: “I got a nice email from “Hitman” Bret Hart a day or so ago and he is moving around very well with his new knee that replaced the original equipment several weeks ago. Bret is spending time in Calgary this summer and we were hoping to get together when WWE is in Alberta in a few weeks but that looks iffy due to our respective schedules. Bret and I stay in somewhat regular contact and I know he’s been keeping an eye on the Hart Dynasty which are now appearing regularly on Friday Night Smackdown.”
-Ross on his schedule this week: “Got somewhat of a break this week as I found out late Friday afternoon that the Smackdown announce team wasn’t needed in Raleigh Monday to tape a Superstars’ match. We will record ours on Tuesday prior to taping Friday Night Smackdown in Richmond, Virginia.”