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The Rock On Lesnar, JR and WWE’s Relationship, Jake On Being Forgiven, Foley On Vader Matches

The Rock Comments On Brock Lesnar’s Career

The Rock is quoted by FoxSports.com discussing Brock Lesnar’s UFC career:

I don’t know if anybody will ever accomplish what he’s accomplished in the heavyweight division in that short amount of time. Had it not been for the unfortunate issue he had to deal with his stomach, who knows what could have happened if he continued to train, and continued to hone in on his skills. What he did was epic and historic.

Jim Ross, The Rock, and Steve Austin are also featured on the UFC Fight Pass talking about Lesnar in a new feature.

JR Discusses WWE Status

Jim Ross discussed his relationship with WWE on the Q&A section of JRSBARBQ.com:

There’s nothing unresolved. My relationship with WWE is exactly what we want it to be. I’m staying very busy and doing something for WWE Network on an ongoing basis would be challenging. They’ve moved on and so have I with no regrets.

Speaking of JR he’s bringing his tour to Toronto:

EMBRACE PRESENTS:
JIM ROSS
Friday, May 9, 2014 – 8:00pm
The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue, Toronto ON

Embrace proudly presents wrestling legend Jim Ross speaking at The Danforth Music Hall on Friday, May 9, 2014.

From sports entertainment executive to New York Times Bestselling Author, to coping with the struggle of Bell’s palsy and even playing the role of entrepreneur with his own barbeque sauce brand, Jim Ross has certainly worn many hats.

As one of the most influential sports executives of the past 40 years, J.R. has been welcomed into the homes of millions of viewers each and every week. His cool yet dry Southern charm became the soundtrack for some of wrestling’s many memorable clashes and spectacular moments in the sport’s rich history. J.R.’s tales of the road and personal anecdotes feature some of sports entertainment’s most legendary stars.

Wrestling fans unite at The Danforth Music Hall on Friday, May 9 as Jim Ross takes the stage for one night only!

ADV. TICKETS $23.50 to $50.00 (plus s.c.) · All Ages Event · Doors 8:00PM

Pre-sale tickets are available now with general on sale beginning Tuesday, April 1 at 10AM.

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.ca, Rotate This & Soundscapes.

Jake Roberts On Vince Forgiving Him

Jake Roberts discussed Vince McMahon forgiving him during a recent interview with Philly.com:

People have to remember that an alcoholic and a drug addict can be known to tell a lie or two and I certainly did my share of it with lashing out and was pretty ugly about it. For Vince McMahon to forgive and forget — maybe he hasn’t forgotten, but at least he’s forgiven — and to invite me into the Hall of Fame […] it’s going to be an awesome, awesome moment.

Diamond Dallas saved my life. He didn’t have to, but that’s the kind of guy he is. He’s helped so many people with his DDP Yoga. It’s just incredible with the lives he’s changing, the lives he’s affecting. I am so honored to be part of that. Me making my journey, Scott Hall making his journey, we opened the doors for a lot of people out there that are struggling with all sorts of addictions. Whether it’s food or sex or whatever it’s still an addiction and addictions aren’t healthy.

Jake also said that he’s now enjoying life again:

There’s so much electricity in the air and so many good thoughts going through me. Nothing can take the shine off what’s about to happen because not only am I being inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is something I didn’t think would ever happen because of my out-of-the-ring antics and some of the things I said.

Mick Foley Remembers Vader Matches

Mick Foley remembered his great feud with Vader in an interview with NOLA.com – he said he was purposely trying to injure himself during those matches:

I always thought of those matches with Vader like my own Ali vs. Frazier. (Halloween Havoc) was a brutal match, and I think it still holds up. I remember looking at the crowd after I hit Vader with a foreign object and thinking this was the highest I’ll ever get. Thankfully, I was wrong.

I had some X-rays taken, and there was some damage, but damage that had already been there. So, yeah, I was unsuccessful in my attempt to end my career right there in New Orleans on the ramp.


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