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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bigfloridapimp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/April/2010 at 12:08
As long as he doesnt step one foot in the ring, he could and probably should be the permanent GM for Raw. Anything is better than guest hosts.
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It really depends as to how busy JBL is outside of the wrestling business, if he is as busy as JR says he is, theres really no point having him be a GM of Raw, but a Guest Host would work well... Would be much better than all the other shit ones WWE keeps throwing out.


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From Jim Ross Website.......
 
Quote Emailer...No...I do not expect JBL to EVER wrestle again. Last time John and I talked he was playing golf in St. Andrews Scotland which is a helluva lot better gig than traveling up and down the road with 'the boys.' Sorry...but that's a fact. 
 
I reckon the reason for Suze not being around lately is because she's playing golf with JR.
 
He's too bright to wrestle again unless it was under very special circumstances.
 
Something like good money, good storyline and a babyface run to retire to cheers.
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I heard he was incredibly rich in real life (not just kayfabe) from his business interests, he never needs to wrestle again.

To be honest that's not a bad thing, he excelled on the mic but was horrid at wrestling.
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Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

I heard he was incredibly rich in real life (not just kayfabe) from his business interests, he never needs to wrestle again.

To be honest that's not a bad thing, he excelled on the mic but was horrid at wrestling.


Agreed. I would welcome his return as a GM or in a similar role, but as a wrestler.....no.

Nice to see that someone has made a nice living from wrestling and other business interests and is now able to enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle.
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Originally posted by fletch fletch wrote:

Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

I heard he was incredibly rich in real life (not just kayfabe) from his business interests, he never needs to wrestle again.

To be honest that's not a bad thing, he excelled on the mic but was horrid at wrestling.


Agreed. I would welcome his return as a GM or in a similar role, but as a wrestler.....no.

Nice to see that someone has made a nice living from wrestling and other business interests and is now able to enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle.
 
Yeah he would be a good GM or Guest Host but other than that, he isnt really needed, and I think he was smart enough to save up every penny that he gained from working the lifstyle of being a WWE wrestler.


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JBL went blogging on Facebook about his feud with Eddie, Here's what he has to say:
 
Quote Seven years ago today I won the WWE Championship from my dear friend Eddie Guerrero in a Bull Rope Match in Norfolk, Virginia. Bull rope matches can be terrible because you are so limited-I had hundreds over my career and some were pretty bad! This one went well.

The finish went perfect with Eddie squashing me in the corner and unknowingly causing me to win. Eddie had lost a tremendous amount of blood at the first match we had in the Staples Center a month before. So, we had to be careful with Eddie because he was still having problems from this. However, Eddie-as he always did-rose to the occasion and carried me through another title match.

I could never have had the run I had without the “feud” with Eddie. We had near riots in the southwest when we wrestled, including the best when I needed a police escort out of El Paso.

The idea for Eddie’s mom to have a heart attack on mother’s day was all Eddie’s. No one saw it coming. Eddie had been busted open that day by an errant fist-as had I, I think mine was called a “receipt”, ha. All this added to the drama.

The lead up to this should have been filmed. Eddie, Chavo Sr and I were sitting in a dressing room thinking up this idea when Chavo, jokingly, said that Mrs Guerrero should take a big boot from me. Eddie got mad that Chavo would even joke about it, so Chavo took it one further. Chavo then said that Mrs Guerrero should pack a blade and juice! Eddie and Chavo almost got into a fight over this, it was hilarious.

Needless to say when working with Guerreros it went perfect. Eddie’s mom went down and I was holding her-though making it look like I was threatening her-and it looked so real the crowd went completely silent-I mean completely silent, it was eerie.
After the match Eddie had given his mother flowers-this was their hometown and the Guerrero name is like the Von Erichs in Dallas or Funks in Amarillo. When I hit the ring and Vicki and her daughters started crying and Mrs Guerrero went down and the EMTs came it started to get very real.

Eddie is on the canvas yelling orders for me to leave before the riot happens. However, having been in a couple of riots before I knew the one thing I could not do was turn my back on the audience, that’s when bad things happen. So I backed out of the arena as fast as I could without seeming like I was hurrying. Security was yelling at me to leave, they knew how serious this had become.

We had my car packed and the state police ready to escort me out of town, which they did. If I would have stayed I would have probably been killed. Eddie actually pulled a few friends aside and smartened them up before hand so they wouldn’t get carried away.

The police took me all the way out of town. We got out of there so quick no one knew we were gone. I then pulled over and thanked them and they went back to El Paso and I had to drive to Odessa to fly out.

I had been busted open underneath the eye and was bleeding badly by this point-I am also in only my trunks and boots. All my clothes are in the trunk-we got out of there in such a hurry that our only concern was a quick exit not my clothes.

I see a border check point guard ahead on I-20. I am horrified. The cop pulls me over and sees this guy in trunks, no shirt and blood on his face!! I wish I had this on camera. I tried to explain and he finally let me go with the instruction to at least put on a shirt-hey, I was in decent shape then-it wasn’t so bad!

Very few thought we could handle a main event. We ended up setting an attendance record in Staples Center in a couple of weeks and sold out arenas everywhere off this feud.

Eddie hated being a baby face, he was always giving me ideas of what to say. I could never have done this character with someone other than Eddie. I cleared everything I was going to say with Eddie first and most of the time Eddie would come up with something much better.

We had a fan jump in the ring in one match and little Hebner took the guy out-fast. However, I was wrestling Eddie for real because Eddie wanted a piece of the guy! I was telling Eddie let me have him since I am the heel-thankfully Little Hebner had punted this guy into next week and security had taken him out.

Probably the most fun time in my career, though I had a lot of fun times and worked with great people. I am sitting on an island right now retired about to go play golf because of Eddie-I only wish he were her to enjoy it with me.

He always called me “essie” but I can’t even spell it so I’ll just say thanks Eddie!! I love you!

An awesome read and in fact I posted on JBL's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=194176253533&topic=18660) telling him this was a tremendous read and a little bit of butt kissing as I told him that he was one of my favorite "bad guys" of all-time and that I marked out on Raw when he showed up unannounced in March
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Great read!!

Funny story about having 2 get the hell out of Texas. Him and Eddie had some great moments and I can just imagine how hot that crowd was when Eddie's mom went down. Had 2 be quite the experience.

Lol, I love the image of Hebner punting a fan! Hell yeah

JBL for Raw GM

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JBL isnt to fond of Vince Russo (who is LOL)
 
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John "Bradshaw" Layfield posted a blog on his Facebook which concludes with the former WWE Champion comparing Vince Russo to a clown not good enough to work for Ringling Brothers Circle, thus explaining why he's still involved with the wrestling industry.

He wrote: "For those that have said they would like JR and I to do commentary together, thanks but probably will never happen-though I would love it. You never know, but I am happy living in Bermuda and JR is happy living in Oklahoma not traveling. However, it has never been brought up so the option isn't there.

"And, for JR-greatest play by play guy ever (though I have a ton of respect for Michael Cole, working with him I realize how good he is) and myself who had a decent run as a commentator. Makes you wonder why Vince Russo, former WWE creative, would say about those with a southern accent, and specifically about JR-"How can anyone take anything they say seriously with that accent?".

"I actually was told to try and talk without a southern accent by Russo so I could be taken seriously. I guess Stone Cold was never taken seriously and JR was just average? Amazing guys who stay in this business year after year, maybe another example of a clown not good enough for Ringling Bros?"

This may sound like Im defending Russo when I say this but JBL didnt give us when this conversation takes place:
 
If this was during one of his many tough Texas gimmicks (before the Acolytes team) than absolutely, Vince Russo is stupid for wanting to change his way of speaking but if this took place when he started with the Ministry of Darkness as apart of the Acolyetes then what Russo asked isnt that bad. Hell Taker dropped his Texas accent when he was ministry Taker
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http://www.wwe.com/videos/jbl-gives-a-weather-report-from-the-roof-of-wwe-headquarters-raw-january-26-2015-27045819

Anyone else remember back when he was good? He should have been kept on the roof of the WWE Headquarters.

He's always making mistakes like at the Royal Rumble calling Bret Hart the uncle of Tyson Kidd.

His persona is messed up too. He generally cheers for heels but hates Ascension and bums Cena.
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