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- In an interview with the Sun Newspaper, promoting Celebrity Championship Wrestling’s debut in the UK, Eric Bischoff brought up rumors about Vince starting his own reality show:
“I think the reason Vince McMahon got mad is because we put on a great show and it was a fresh idea. Vince was only disappointed that we got there first. There are now rumours here in the States that he is going to launch a reality show much like CCW and bring celebrities in.”
As we reported several weeks back, there are internal discussions about bringing back WWE Tough Enough or something similar.
- WWE’s John Cena was part of the Gillette-EA Sports Champions of Gaming tournament in Orlando, Florida Tuesday evening, where the finalists fight it out later this month on Spike TV, which is ironically the home of TNA. Cena however will not be on that show.
- Jim Ross is back with another JRSBARBQ.com blog. Here are the wrestling highlights:
On Trish Stratus:
“Lots of speculation out there in the internet world about Trish Stratus wrestling Beth Phoenix at WM25 including an interview that the lovely, Canadian lass made a few days ago. Personally, I have zero knowledge of such a match but would love to see Trish at WM25 or any other time for that matter even though it would seem the Raw announcers would get to call that match. I can only suggest to stay tuned to Monday Night Raw as I do for any new developments. As a fan, it feels like a good pairing (no pun intended) if it ends up going that way.”
“Someone asked if I was angry that I am not inducting Stone Cold into the WWE HOF and is that why I changed hats? WOW!! Uh, no the HOF is about Steve not me, Al Frankin, and I had my current hat custom made in OKC. I still have both of the hats Stone Cold presented me and for the record they are not for sale but may find their way into a JR’s BBQ some day.”
On WWE Going PG:
“Enough of the emails on how much some “HATE” the fact that the WWE is now rated PG. First of all, hate is a strong word to use and unfortunately it is used to much in our society today. Think about this for a second. The WWE has pulled back on some elements of their content to make it more family friendly but many aspects of the shows will still remain edgy. Nonetheless we are still talking about a TV show here and if a viewer “hates” a TV show SO much because of what they perceive to be philosophical changes then why doesn’t one simply eliminate the anguish and watch something else on the tube? No, I don’t want any wrestling show to lose viewers but there is no reason to watch any thing on television and then bitch and moan about it every week. Or am I missing something?”
On Scaffold Matches:
“Will the WWE ever promote a Scaffold Match? Hard to say as only a few athletes should even be considered for such a dangerous match. I won’t say “no” but I will say “doubtful” until proven otherwise. The types of talents that flourish in ladder matches would be the #1 candidates to compete in a Scaffold Match. I’ve seen some exciting Scaffold Matches but I’ve also seen some stinkers in my day.”
“Others want to know if I am competitive with the other announcers, who are all my friends by the way, and the answer is hell, yes. I love it when all 3 announce teams work a PPV as I want Tazz and my work to stand out as being better than the rest. I plan on 2009 being my best broadcast year in the business because none of us can take the future for granted and I sure as hell don’t know when this amazing ride that I have been on will end for any number of reasons.”
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