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Jim Ross Going Head To Head With RAW

Jim Ross will be going head to head with RAW when he calls Golden Boy Live! boxing on FOX Sports 1, next Monday. Below is the press release for the event:

GOLDEN BOY LIVE! Gets “Jim Ross Treatment” for Title Fight at Fort Bliss

Immediately following B.R.C. 2014: BEST RANGER, FOXSports.com contributor and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross makes his FOX Sports 1 announcing debut in the network’s exclusive presentation of Golden Boy Live! boxing (9:00 PM ET). As a longtime WWE play-by-play announcer and evidenced in his sensational ringside commentary, Ross is a WWE icon, having called the sports greatest matches and events. Ross’ popularity within the WWE circuit and legendary calls in the ring were often edited on plays from other sports, which became known as “getting the Jim Ross Treatment.” Ross works alongside color commentator Dave Bontempo and reporter Jessica Rosales to call the action from Fort Bliss.

Headlining this night of fights is Nicaragua’s Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado who defends his WBC Silver Featherweight Title against perennial contender and Texas native, Rocky Juarez. This much anticipated title fight is expected to be thrilling, however, the Memorial Day bouts on FOX Sports 1 are highlighted by PFC Alex Love, who is part of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), as she takes on Sulem Urbina in a four round flyweight match. The Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) trains and promotes nationally and internationally ranked Soldiers vying for a chance to represent the United States at the Olympics and Paralympic Games. Love was the 2012 U.S. Nationals boxing champion in the light flyweight division. This night of fights airs on both FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.

Andre The Giant Drinking Stories

UpRoxx.com have a new article looking at 6 Hard-Partying Andre The Giant Stories.

In one he and Dusty Rhodes once stole a pair of horsed-drawn carriages.

It was 1977 and Andre and Dusty Rhodes had just finished pounding beers with a group of people in several New York City bars. Unwilling to cram himself into a tiny taxi cab, Andre said he and Dusty would walk back to their hotel. It wasn’t long before they ditched the idea of walking and he and Rhodes forced their way onto a pair of horse-drawn carriages, kicking the drivers out with some cash and racing the carriages for the fifteen blocks back to their hotel. The story goes that by the time the cops arrived Andre and Rhodes were at the hotel bar sipping brandy and denying any knowledge of the mayhem.

In another Andre would use bathtubs as toilets.

For Andre, traveling could be difficult and this was especially true in Japan where the hotel rooms just weren’t equipped for a man of his stature. In Hulk Hogan’s book, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, he recounts a few times when Andre used the hotel bathtub for a toilet and use the newspaper for toilet paper.

Big Show Starring In Action Movie

Big Show will be starring in upcoming WWE Studios action film Vendetta, about a detective who deliberately commits a crime to get sent to prison so he can seeks vengeance on the crook serving a life sentence for murdering his wife. Filming will take place over the Summer.

Altogether WWE and Liongate Films will be working on 6 new movies going forward.


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