Zero doesn't know if anyone else heard this on the radio, but Ross was promoting his "Can you Take the Heat?" cookbook, and apparently the crew there are Wrestling fans, and they started talking about the sport.
First, they talked about the name change and their mutual disapproval for the new logo (Ross didn't say it outright, but you can tell with his tone; he refered them as "a fine bunch of tree-huggers" with nothing but contempt). They ask Ross "How did your lawyers lose THAT one?!" and Ross didn't seem to know too much on the reasons for their loss in the UK (and he admided his ignorance on the details); he just threw a bunch of theories, like "the judge might be on their payroll" and "we might not have put enough money into it".
Then they talked about Jerry Lawler, bacically going over his drama with the Kat. JR meantioned that the divorce proceedings arn't over yet, and how he just wants The King to be happy and that he doesn't think the Kat can provide him with said happiness. Then he went on about Jerry's new 23-year old "Southern Belle" and how smooth Jerry is with the ladies. He said that it's great to have him back and they have an exceptional unspoken chemistry. She is also on Jerry's web site apparently.
Next, they talked about the plane trip episode. He started off saying the same thing he said in he May 10th Ross Report: thet some of the wrestlers got wasted and were acting like children. But what he didn't say in the report is the reasons for Scott Hall and Curt Hennig's release from the WWE: he says that Scott Hall was NOT one of the rawdy drunks on the flight, but that in fact, Hall, as you know, has a history of drug and alchohol abuse, and appaerently, Hall had approached Ross and said that road traveling is reviving too many temptations and he (Hall) thinks it would be best if he left. On May 7, Hall left on good terms. As for Perfect, as stated in the report, there was no fight with Lesnar, but a school-house like scuffle; some arm-wrestle-ish challenge (Zero forgets what contest it was really for). Ross then states that that wasn't the reason why he let him go, but that they had no real idea what to do with him creatively. He meantions the push at last Royal Rumble and how that didn't produce enough fan responce.
Weither Ross is being honest or not is up to debate, but this is what he said.
Moving on, they meantioned Goldberg and how negociation were fairing now that his Time Warner/AoL contract is up. Ross first took a moment to dog the management at Time Warner and the stupid contracts they signed with their wrestling talent (we all know about that nonsence). Then he said that he and Vince are trying to set up a face-to-face meeting that could fit Goldberg's scheduale to see how much he wants to be a part of the company. He adds that they would like to sign him and the he would fit well in their roster.
Now about Steiner. Ross meantions how he has been wrestling overseas and that they are interested, with the only obsticle being if they are going to be able to get him a licence in the states with the achilles foot of his. They are waiting for the copy of his recient medical report. No real new news there.
Then they moved to Hogan. Either Opi or Andy asked how long Hulkamania is going to last and meantioned that they hate the leg drop. Ross responded that it's simular to the Eagles (a rock group, if Zero recalls) return to tour: those who are fans of the genra who missed out on seeing him as a kid, now has a chance to expieriance the phenomina. Ross added that as long as we dont over-expose him, it should hopefully last long.
Lastly, they talked about the reason JR called them in the first place: the book. But who cares about that, right?
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Originally posted by ZeroThen they talked about Jerry Lawler, bacically going over his drama with the Kat. JR meantioned that the divorce proceedings arn't over yet, and how he just wants The King to be happy and that he doesn't think the Kat can provide him with said happiness. Then he went on about Jerry's new 23-year old "Southern Belle" and how smooth Jerry is with the ladies. He said that it's great to have him back and they have an exceptional unspoken chemistry. She is also on Jerry's web site apparently.
Anyone, good recap, except one thing: they're names are Opie and Anthony, not Andy. But yeah, good review. The Torch doesn't even have anything on it and the Observer got like this one paragraph blurb!
"You better get his ass outta here before I get up"- Undertaker
Starting out, I believe they get a base salary which covers most expenses since WWE doesn't pay for everything mostly the plane trips and some of the hotels. Then you get part of the gate, merchandising and so on.