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Since: 22.1.02
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#1 Posted on
He tears into all things Internet, yet again, in this week's column. Why does he constantly rip his company's most passionate fan base??


I think it's burnout. He already seems to be positioning himself for a radio job with the Sooners.



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I don't think he went out of line. For the amount of grief the internet sites must give him, that was pretty mild. I definitely didn't see it as a rip.





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#3 Posted on
That's a very good point, Guru. He's the head talent scout - so of course they'll be finger pointing him when the WWF has roster troubles.

And add to the fact the sheep outnumber smarks by a probably 10 to 1 margin.




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#4 Posted on
I kinda get the impression Jim Ross hates everything. He seems like a pretty miserable fella all around.

I could be wrong.
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#5 Posted on
You would have to be considered a pretty sensitive fella to think that was a rip. I also think that often "internet"=1.bob and not the internet community as a whole (afterall, that column is an internet column so he could technically be talking about himself)
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I think Jim Ross is trying his best with what he has. He has had to deal with numerous talent crap over the past few months. I do think he is bitter since he really doesn't add anything to the business side of wrestling. He is still the greates play-by-play guy in wrestling just edging out Prof. Mike Tenay.



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It's also pretty easy to see the IWC as a bunch of people who think we know everything and therefore feel the need to expound endless theories on what is wrong and how to fix it.

Wait, that's pretty much what we are.

In any case, I wouldn't be surprised if JR and a lot of people inside the industry are pissed because we're trying to tell them how to do their jobs.

(Right or wrong is irrelevant here. It's quite easy to take that as a personal attack).

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I would infer from what Mistah Ross said that it is not the internet wrasslin' community as a whole that irks him, but the wrestling news sites that like to pass off gossip, insinuation, speculation and sometimes pure bullshit as news and spin everything that is true as negatively possible.

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OMFG!!! RUSSO IS BACK AND HE'S GONNA START HOMOEROTIC GAY INCEST ANGLES WITH HARDCORE AND CRASH, JEFF AND MATT, EDGE AND CHRISTIAN, AND KANE AND THE UNDERTAKER!!!!
THEY HAVE PERFECXTED HUMAN CLONING AND ARE BRINING ANDRE BACK TO LIFE!!!

sure, that's an exageration, and I held down shift to type the capitals, but dangit, that's what 1bob and its ilk seem like to me at times. Whereas slashwrestling, and sites like it, is spiffy due to the fact that opinion and whatnot aren't even attempted to be passed off as legit news... just opinion, and whatnot. Now, for a lame and innacurate analogy, if wrestling sites were tabloids: 1wrestling.com = National Enquirer (gossip rag) wheras slashwrestling = Weekly World News (100% pure entertainment, or maybe the onion, but that ain't a tabloid per se.)
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Why wouldn't JR hate internet smarks? Who doesn't? Hell, I AM one and I hate them.



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Smark is such a funny word
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#11 Posted on
Why would JR like people who second guess his every move and tell him how to do his job. I know I hate it when people tell me how to do mine.



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#12 Posted on
I would hope that JR means the for profit sites that work the news and trash the WWE in order to line their pockets. While I've never talked to the man, I get the feeling from what he writes that he isn't talking about fan sites or opinion sites when he writes about the internet.



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#13 Posted on
It makes you wonder how many of the sites they check out. Just 1wrestling, Torch and the Observer? Or more?

I think JR's a riot, it just seems like he's personally got it in for smarks. And people who sit at home, drinking a beer saying "Well, he knew how to fall."

I'd give some examples, but I'm hungover.



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#14 Posted on

    Originally posted by DirkLurker
    Smark is such a funny word


Right up there with 'spork.'

I think WWE reads everything--I would bet you they have an employee whose job consists of reading things like this message board and glean the sentiments from it, write a memo and report it to JR, Vince, whoever.

However, when JR himself responds to the IWC, I think he's specifically referring to the "big" sites who benefit financially from controversy, dissention, and scandal in WWE. Like that open letter to the IWC...that wasn't meant for us here in Wienerville, that was for Meltzer, Keller, Ryder, et al.

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I think WWE reads everything--I would bet you they have an employee whose job consists of reading things like this message board and glean the sentiments from it, write a memo and report it to JR, Vince, whoever.

Or they could even be WWF/E employees that actually POST to wrestling message boards and such.




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Being a/the person that the WWE pays to read a bunch of shit on the internet would probably be the best job ever. Hell, I'd say it's in stiff competition for the coolnes factor with the job of getting paid to look at porn sites.
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#17 Posted on

    Originally posted by Kawshen
    I think WWE reads everything--I would bet you they have an employee whose job consists of reading things like this message board and glean the sentiments from it, write a memo and report it to JR, Vince, whoever.

    Or they could even be WWF/E employees that actually POST to wrestling message boards and such.



Do you think there are any on this board?



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#18 Posted on

>Or they could even be WWF/E employees that actually POST to wrestling message boards and such.
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>Do you think there are any on this board?

What, is there anyone here trying to swerve our sentiments to the WWE party line with leading posts?

"Wow, how about that Triple H? Isn't he just the coolest badass face you've ever seen? I marked out for him beating five men at once and winning a handicap match against the current champ and a former champ--he seems so tough when he makes every other wrestler on the roster look like a pussy! That's really gonna draw money for KOTR! Who needs Austin?"

Naah.

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#19 Posted on
I've heard the Fink is the one who is responsible for checking the internet sites/boards. I also hear he gets picked on like crazy.

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#20 Posted on

    Originally posted by HitTheSnoozeButton

      Originally posted by Kawshen
      I think WWE reads everything--I would bet you they have an employee whose job consists of reading things like this message board and glean the sentiments from it, write a memo and report it to JR, Vince, whoever.

      Or they could even be WWF/E employees that actually POST to wrestling message boards and such.



    Do you think there are any on this board?



If there were do you really think anyone would admit to it?

And I agree with the general consensus: If there were an entire group of people who made a hobby out of trying to tell me how to do my job and coming >< this close to out and out calling me an irretrievable idiot... I'd be a little bitter too.



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