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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published his latest blog at JR's BBQ which include his thoughts on tonight's NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, TNA Impact Wrestling moving to Wednesday, Samoa Joe and more.
NXT Takeover: Unstoppable tonight:
"I will catch the WWE NXT Takeover show on the WWE Network late tonight but I fully expect it to be a stellar show. Not sure of the heath of Sami Zayn as he's set to take on Kevin Owens but if both are 100% this could be the best match in WWE this year on any event. Loved Owens impactful debut on RAW this week and he's ready to continue to get himself noticed with a great performance tonight. I'm a big fan of both talents and only hope that they have long term creative plans in place which is imperative once the newness of their TV personas wear off and it will."
Samoa Joe-WWE talks:
"If WWE eventually signs Samoa Joe, a no-brainer to me, and he's added to the talents that are already in NXT turning heads, this brand takes another giant step forward. In a perfect world and putting my old creative hat back on, tonight would be a wonderful opportunity to debut Joe on live TV on the WWE Network. That may not be in the cards just yet but one can fantasy book all one wants which is one way that I can fulfill my own personal needs to stay involved in the business that I love in addition to our Ross Report Podcasts and our RINGSIDE w/ Jim Ross Shows. Once the biz is in one's blood, it's hard to simply walk away and stop thinking about it. I don't see that ever happening to me, for better or for worse."
TNA Impact switching to Wednesdays:
"Does TNA's move to Wednesday nights on the hard to find Destination America spell the death knell for the battling brand? Many industry insiders think so but I certainly hope not. Destination America did TNA no favors by making this move even though airing on Wednesday night is a better night of the week than Fridays. Good luck to my many friends at Impact Wrestling as 2015 is a critical year for their survival."
His show in D.C.:
"Excited for tickets to go on sale this Friday morning for our Wednesday August 19 RINGSIDE w/ Jim Ross Show at the Washington D.C. Improv. Tickets become available this Friday morning at 10 ET at dcimprov.com and at the box office. We're doing one show only and tickets will go fast for the famous venue and we will also have a limited number of VIP Meet/Greet/Photo Op tickets, as well. Tickets start at only $25 and we hope to see you there. Tickets for our Saturday August 22 RINGSIDE show in NYC at the Gramercy Theatre are on sale now at ticketmaster.com and are doing extremely well for our show that is the night before WWE's Summer Slam in Brooklyn. Try to join us if you can and I'll do my best to entertain you and to answer your no holds barred questions."