• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 73rd birthday of Old School WWF Veteran S.D. “Special Delivery” Jones (Real name: Conrad Efraim).
Most fans still remember him for losing King Kong Bundy within 9 seconds at the very first ever WrestleMania.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & R.I.P.!
• Jim Ross Responds To Fan Criticism Regarding His NJPW Commentary
During a recent appearance on WrestleZone Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross responded to the cristicism he is getting from fans regarding his NJPW Strong Style Evolved commentary.
Below is what JR said:
“I read some of the criticisms about my work and the broadcast in general but essentially people want, the die-hards who follow New Japan World, they want their team. They want Kevin Kelly and Don Callis to do the show. I don’t blame them. I don’t even get mad about it. The only thing that gets frustrating is when you’ve got wrestling fans who’ve got like 40 followers on Twitter that tell you, “your career sucks,” and that you should be dead or not allowed to be on television. That’s kind of crude, I think. Does that really feel necessary for not knowing the certain name of a certain hold?
I have a pet peeve about that deal, to be honest with you. A bodyslam is a God damned bodyslam. You can give it 18 different names to sell t-shirts, that’s fine and I don’t care but to me it’s a bodyslam. We find ourselves talking about this variant or that variant and worry about not pissing off the talent because we didn’t give their hold a name or use the name they use in their niche marketing. I find it almost embarrassing to be quite frank about it.
I enjoyed the show, I enjoyed working with New Japan, I love working with the guys who produce AXS TV. They produce a really good.”
• Rey Mysterio Reveals If He’ll Wrestle At WrestleMania 34
During a recent appearance on Below The Belt, former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio was asked if he’ll wrestle at WrestleMania 34. Mysterio indicated that he won’t because of his recent injury and below is what he said:
“Unfortunately I just suffered a torn bicep three weeks ago. I opted not to get surgery. It’s a full tear, but I’m just going to sit back, do some therapy for it and hopefully I’ll be back next month.”