WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross spoke to ChicagoNow.com this week to promote his “RINGSIDE: An Evening With Jim Ross” one-man show on Saturday afternoon from Chicago’s House of Blues. Here are some highlights of what JR said about:
If Wrestlers Should Use Social Media: “Well whatever they do, I think they should be consistent with it. If you want some privacy with your real life, then yes stay in character. Whatever you decide to do I think you shouldn’t insult the audience either personally or intellectually. I think the wrestling fans on the internet today know wrestling is entertainment. I love Twitter because I get to interact with the people. That’s why I love doing these shows so much because there are so many fans out there and I get to find out what’s on their mind.”
If He Will Ever Do Wrestling Announcing Again: “It’s foolish to close any door. I’m not looking to do anymore pro wrestling broadcasting, but if the right opportunity arises then I will listen. I’m not soliciting companies but I will always keep my ears open. It would be stupid for me to say it’s over. I have my Podcast that is doing a lot of great things and I’m writing for FOX. So I’m staying busy but again I’m a wrestling fan, but as an entrepreneur. I am willing to try MMA or football if it’s the right opportunity.”
If CM Punk Could Appear At His One Man Show In Chicago: “There are no plans for CM Punk to be at my show but stranger things have happened. I honestly don’t know but he knows how I think of him. I hold him as high regard as a performer and more importantly as a man.”
For tickets to Saturday night’s “An Evening With Jim Ross” from Chicago, visit HouseOfBlues.com.
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