Jim Ross Blog: Is JR Retired From Broadcasting?, Sting/WWE, Ross Report, More

The following are highlights from a new Jim Ross blog:

On Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley: “Looks like Manny Pacquiao will live to fight another day after a unanimous decision win over Tim Bradley Saturday night. Manny seemed to be in a must win situation as it relates to big money fights and to keep the faint hope alive that he may someday fight Floyd Mayweather. If pro boxing doesn’t include either Mayweather or Pacquiao in the conversation in some form, it seems as if the casual boxing fan isn’t overly engaged.”

On his upcoming “RINGSIDE” show in Toronto: “The Toronto media is embracing our show coming to TO on Friday May 9 at the Danforth Music Hall for one show only. I will let you know what we have planned once every thing is finalized but to say that we are going to be busy promoting the event would be an understatement.”

“Tickets for the Friday May 9 event are on sale at and only a limited number of VIP Meet and Greet tickets remain. We will do the TO Meet & Greets with photo and autograph opportunities BEFORE our show in Toronto.”

“Our event is the night before the ROH-New Japan show in Toronto on Saturday May 10 of which I plan on attending as a fan.”

On his recent Ross Report podcast with Jake Roberts: “My interview with Jake Roberts that is airing now on the Ross Report Podcast has received amazing feedback especially from some of the many wrestlers and would be wrestlers who have heard it. Jake’s take on today’s in ring product, how it can be improved and the nuances of being a hero or a villian in the TV wrestling world are excellent. It’s like going to a college class on how to be a successful pro wrestler.”

On whether or not he has broadcasted his last event: “Not sure why but I’ve been getting an inordinate amount of Tweets @JRsBBQ and emails here at our Q&A section of the site asking if I have broadcast my last event. My best guess is no, or is it wishful thinking, but it likely won’t be where one would assume. If the answer ends up being that I’m done broadcasting live events then so be it as I lived my dreams and had a wonderful ‘run’ for which I’m thankful. The competitor/performer in me still feels that there is some unused fuel left in the tank. Things will become clearer in a few months as I’d love to try some thing new.”

On Sting to WWE: “Regarding Sting, I assume that he hasn’t signed with WWE only because WWE hasn’t announced it. Signing Sting would create positive news for WWE as he is a major star that WWE can monetize in a variety of ways if he comes aboard. I don’t see Sting even needing to wrestle to be a viable asset to WWE if he does sign with the company. If Sting did have one match it WWE it would need to be a long build, much anticipated one that has a significant payoff at a major event more specifically WM31.”

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