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NEWS ON NEXT WWE LEGENDS ROUNDTABLE, RUMBLE HYPE AND JIM ROSS REMEMBERS GEORGIE

By Buck Woodward on 2010-01-26 17:09:18

Jim Ross has posted his latest blog entry, which you can check out at this link.  Some highlights from this entry:

Condolences to the family and friends of long time, super fan Georgiann Makropoulos who passed away at age 67 this week. Georgie was a huge wrestling fan who followed the WWWF as a regular at live events for decades. She was President of the Bruno Sammartino, Buddy Rogers, and Bill Watts fan clubs, as best I know, over their careers. Georgie will be missed by all that knew her and no one loved being a fan of pro wrestling more than her. 

The serious nature of winning the Royal Rumble match and what it means individually to every competitor was underscored with Monday Night's DX in ring promo. This was another verbal exchange that captured my interest. DX in a serious tone really captivated my attention.

Selfishly, some can argue, I loved the Royal Rumble video package on Raw because it brought back so many great memories for me via some of my sound bytes from Rumbles of days gone by.  I'm certainly buying this PPV as it's one of my favorite events of the year and Atlanta is a great city for which it to emanate. 

I had a great conversation Sunday with JBL who, as my Grandpa used to say is as busy as a fruit merchant, and doing great while living in New York City. John is on Fox News every Saturday morning of which I enjoy plus he is still developing his distribution business for "Layfield Energy Plus" which is is several hundred convenience stores including many Circle K's. I wish there were more success stories like John Layfield from the ranks of ex-wrestlers. John prepared for his future and was realistic enough to know that he could not wrestle forever. I'm really proud of John and only wish that he and I could have worked in the broadcast booth together at some point. But who knows what the future might hold? 

The next Legends Roundtable will be taped this week, as I understand it, in Stamford, Ct. Gene Okerlund will host a panel that includes J.J. Dillon, WWE HOF'ers Pat Patterson and Nick Bockwinkel, and Michael Hayes. The two subjects are "Wrestling in the 70's" and "Tag Team Wrestling", I think. I love being a part of these productions and am a huge fan of them on WWE 24/7 On Demand and hope to get back in the saddle the next taping session. No, I don't know when these will air and only heard of them today. Nonetheless I look forward to both shows.

As always, Ross comments on much more in the blog that is not reprinted here.  You can check it out at this link.

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