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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Vince Russo defends JR?!?!
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#1 Posted on 12.10.05 1654.21
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Check this out: Vince Russo defends JR!

Get your pop up blockers ready and check out Vince's public apology to JR.

Good article, but it almost feels like he's trying to advertise his new book a bit too much.

(edited by SOK on 12.10.05 1622)
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#2 Posted on 12.10.05 1705.43
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And here's Ed Ferrara's version:

http://www.1wrestling.com/news/newsline.asp?news=24257

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#3 Posted on 12.10.05 2337.00
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I remember Oklahoma in WCW, but what was the Sunday Night Heat episode that Ferrara referenced?

I'm usually pretty skeptical of what these two have to say, especially Russo, but these letters actually seem rather sincere to me. Looks like two guys finally saw a chance to say what they've wanted to say for a long time.
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#4 Posted on 12.10.05 2343.34
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Here's the quick summary from Justin's Best Heat Moments list:


    1999: Ed Ferrara does a Jim Ross impression for Tiger Ali Singh; "Dr. Death" Steve Williams throws him on his head.
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#5 Posted on 14.10.05 1122.11
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This JR thing has got to be a work. Its not a coincidence that he got colon surgery the next day.

Either Russo and Ferrara are in on this (doubtful), or these so-called creative geniuses got worked by The W.
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#6 Posted on 14.10.05 1208.57
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    Originally posted by SOK
    Good article, but it almost feels like he's trying to advertise his new book a bit too much.


I hate people who do that!

Er.... what I meant to say was, Russo is a changed man. After seeing him on that "Ultimate Insiders" shoot interview, I truly, truly believe that. So it's not a surprise to me that he'd feel bad about punking out JR so needlessly.
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#7 Posted on 14.10.05 1503.50
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    Originally posted by canis582
    This JR thing has got to be a work. Its not a coincidence that he got colon surgery the next day.

    Either Russo and Ferrara are in on this (doubtful), or these so-called creative geniuses got worked by The W.


The WWE was ready to sign Mike Goldberg as his permanent replacement on Monday nights. No way they'd go as far as to work its own employees, the UFC, Goldberg, his agent, and his attorneys.

Although I do NOW question whether Jim Ross was "replaced" or stepped down, the impression was given last week by Meltzer and others that Jim Ross was more or less asked to step down. In my opinion, knowing now what we (think we) know, it's likely that the guy just didn't want anyone to know he was being forced into retirement by a diagnosis.

By the way, Russo makes a good point during the letter, in that even though it's just an angle the man (and the character) deserved a MUCH better send-off. But, again, he's sort of preaching to the choir on that one (no pun intended).
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#8 Posted on 14.10.05 2025.57
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The more and more I read the more and more I agree with the posted above me in that Ross said it was time for him to go or at least mutually agreed that was the case with the WWE...

What bothers me is that they probably could have done it in a storyline that would get a heel that deserved it more over... (Someone sets JR up to get him fired? Ummm.... someone beats the hell out of JR? Something else...) instead it was used to get the McMahon's back on TV and even MORE over as heels, which is impossible since they are the ultimate possesors of hatred from WWE fans.

Bleh...
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#9 Posted on 14.10.05 2027.43
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They should have had black belt Eric Bischoff break a cinder block over Ross' head!!!!!
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#10 Posted on 14.10.05 2137.54
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    They should have had black belt Eric Bischoff break a cinder block over Ross' head!!!!!

Hesitates...

OK - I'll risk it...

Keep your fantasy booking to yourself. :-)

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#11 Posted on 14.10.05 2251.19
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That was reality booking, daddio, but it only put Great Ol' J.R. out for six days. (Block party)
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