– WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross’ highly-anticipated autobiography is set for release sometime in 2017. Ross mentioned the news on his official Twitter account. Paul O’Brien, who is the author of the “Blood Red Turns Dollar Green” fictional wrestling trilogy, noted on Twitter that the book is nearing completion.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) May 27, 2016
Current status of book: sitting on the screen in front of me as we speak! Can't wait for people to read this one. https://t.co/XQRsaXGvFh
— Paul O'Brien (@tweetpaulobrien) May 27, 2016
– Speaking of Ross, he recently spoke with SI.com to promote the G1 Climax 25 tournament, which will be airing over the next several weeks on AXS TV. During the interview, Ross commented on working for AXS TV.
“I just call the matches,” explained Ross. “That’s my job. I call what I see, I document it, and put it in a story form. The stories are told, the talent is embellished, the reasons for wrestling are clearly described and the story is about the music that is being written by the talent. The executives at AXS said, ‘You’re the play by play guy–this is your show to do. Don’t worry about what’s trending–call what you see.’ I’m not knocking other broadcasters, that’s just how they are produced. So fans should never get mad at Michael Cole, Kevin Kelly, Josh Mathews or Matt Striker or anybody else–they’re just doing what they’re told.”