Some websites are irresponsibly running with the story that just because Toby Keith and I are friends and fellow Okies who both follow the Sooners that I’m about to do business with Toby and Jeff Jarrett which isn’t true. Toby and I had dinner at the Sugar Bowl, he’s a wrestling fan from the old days and, a helluva entrepreneur with deep pockets. Nonetheless the reason that we were there was to support our Sooners vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and not talk about pro wrestling.
We did talk the wrestling biz some but that’s not unusual for me in any conversation after a 40 year career within the genre. We also talked country music, business investments, OU football and we spent the afternoon together with ESPN’s Brad Nessler who’s another wrestling fan. Yes, TNA came up a time or two but that was really a non issue in our conversations.
I am not motivated to re-engage in the wrestling business on a daily basis and it would take a mighty healthy offer to consider such. The politics and paranoia that go along with today’s rasslin business isn’t healthy for me to be around on a full time basis especially at this stage of my life.
Plus, I have a specific philosophy regarding how the business should be presented that doesn’t seem to be in fashion these days.
My name has been linked to doing some voice overs for a couple of international Wresting promotions who air their product, including PPV’s and DVD’s’ in North America, but that ‘s not something that we’ve pursued just yet. We’ll see what the future holds on that one. Sounds interesting though.
For the record, here is what we first posted on WrestlingNews.co
Also, one other interesting note is that Jim Ross and Toby Keith were both in town for the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night and met up over dinner. It could be a coincidence or maybe there’s more to it than we know.