Jim Ross posted his latest blog entry on jrsbarbq.com yesterday in which he talked more on the upcoming Shawn Michaels/Bret Hart feud DVD, in addition to how well the WCW Nitro DVD is selling and the latest on WWE’s Gorgeous George project. Here’s what he had to say:
“The HBK/Hitman DVD will be released worldwide this October and I have high expectations for the project. The two legendary, WWE stars sat side by side during the shoot facing yours truly who asked them a battery of questions.
This DVD will not solely focus on the Survivor Series in Montreal in 1997 but we obviously spend a significant amount of time discussing the ‘Montreal Screw Job’ and the months leading into the infamous event and how both men’s careers fared after that infamous day in Montreal. For this project to strictly be about Montreal only would be a travesty because neither man’s career can be solely defined by the events of the ’97 Survivor Series.
To be able to sit and talk to two WWE Hall of Famers such as Michaels and Hart who did have a bona fide rivalry at one time but also respected the other’s work was a privilege for me. I’m honored to have been assigned this project and hope that it lives up to the expectations we all have for it. I know that both Shawn and Bret were very happy with the day. Hopefully this project will lead to other similar DVDs in the future on where fans can see more of the human side of some of the biz’s biggest personalities.
I’ll tell you this, it takes a lot of courage and character to be honest to the core on these types of productions and Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were definitely honest, open, emotional, and had some compelling things to say. My respect for both men, which was already immense, was elevated even higher after this DVD taping.”
Regarding the recently released Best of WCW Monday Nitro DVD and a future project on Gorgeous George JR had these comments:
“I’m told that the WCW Best of Nitro DVD is selling really well and just behind the WWE’s Wrestlemania DVDs. It’s certainly worth checking out.
The WWE work on the Gorgeous George project has many in WWE excited. I was interviewed for the project months ago and WWE has some of their best people on the project which I personally feel will be outstanding. I don’t know when the project will be released but when all is said and done there will be well over a year’s worth of work into the project. Gorgeous George influenced pro wrestling more than any other performer in the history of the business.”