I’ll admit I’ve been looking for a reason to post something new on all day, if only to get rid of that stupid Luna picture from being the first thing you see on our site. (Not that a Jim Ross picture is any better, mind you.) So then I found out that Jim Ross wrote this on his blog:
A wrestling unions would not have solved the issues that many wrestlers have had over the years. Walk in clinics, shady doctors, hiring the wrong people, and a changing society in general would have prevailed in a battle with a wrestling union. What can be done to erase many of the perceived issues that have plagued pro wrestling in the past few generations? I wish I had a fool proof answer but when dealing with human beings there are no guarantees or answers that are always right. I do endorse zero tolerance for all banned substances. I endorse on going , through education to teach wrestlers young and old alike about the evils of drug and alcohol abuse. I endorse recruiting as high a quality of a human being and world class athlete as is possible but that too is a gamble and provides no guarantee that those individuals will remain ‘issue free’. Extensive education, constant mentoring, monitoring every athlete’s behavior as much as possible, continued random testing, and a never ending search for new solutions to stay up with new ways to cheat are some of the issues that one could consider for what is becoming a societal issue that plagues all pro sports and various forms of entertainment.
One last thing on a wrestling union…it would be almost comical to see a group of wrestlers attempt to form a union because there would likely be a bitchfest on what to order for lunch, where to have the meeting, etc not to mention who to elect as the head of the union and subsequent decision makers. An outsider would likely be needed and to find an outsider with product knowledge, although not impossible, would not be easy. Forget the wrestler’s union theory as it isn’t going to happen in my life time at least.
Now, I think it’s nice that Ross is expressing his opinionz 4 u in blog form and all, but… Jim Ross is the biggest corporate kiss ass, go along to get along company line tower this side of Mike Tenay. This is all about getting the WWE company line across at the expense of having real opinions and thoughts. At the very least though, this does bump Luna. – Dusty
EDIT: And what in the goddamn fuck is “Family Bar-B-Q”? Is the barbeque sauce I’m consuming right now anti-family? If so, good. I don’t give two scoops of Kellogg’s Fuck All about families, so I really don’t care either way, but I just think it very odd that it would need to be labeled as a “family” product. I mean, Kraft doesn’t have to resort to that to sell macaroni and cheese, you know?