WWE Hall of Famer and former announcer Jim Ross has written a new blog entry at his website JRsBarBQ.com, this week talking about Shaq retiring from the NBA and his WWE years ago, Chris Jericho writing a new book, and the new WWE12 THQ video game. Below are highlights of the blog entry:
On Shaquille O’Neal retiring from the NBA: Sorry to see Shaq leave the NBA but it was time for the big fellow to call it a career. Shaq was the nicest, pro athlete to ever visit Raw and participate in a WWE ring. Not a bad candidate for the ‘celebrity wing’ of the WWE HOF. Loved his moment or two in the ring with the Big Show a couple of years back. Bottom line, Shaquille O’Neal is a legit, good dude which may raise the ire of some Kobe Bryant fans.
On Chris Jericho writing a third book: Chris Jericho is looking at doing a 3rd book! Amazing. I can’t even put a plan together to write one while wanting to stay away from a full blown autobiography at this time. Jericho is uber talented in many areas and has likely not wrestled his last WWE bout. The thing about Jericho is that he’s going to do things on his time line and that he enjoys doing. When or if he becomes ready to return to WWE he will. The Winnipeg native and Fozzy front man certainly doesn’t ‘owe’ any of us one more match.
The new WWE12 video game: The THQ rendition of the WWE12 video game is going to really be slick. THQ has some very educated and intelligent fans of the genre working on this game and I look for it to be the most ecstatically pleasing and exciting to play video game that THQ/WWE has done to date. Of course, I’m still partial to the arcade like WWE All Stars video game because it features so many legends and allowed The King and myself to reunite as a broadcast team.