The following are highlights of the latest Jim Ross blog.

On his MMA announcing debut this Friday: “It’s going to be a memorable week for yours truly as I make my MMA play by play debut this Friday night on PPV from Tulsa, ironically enough, for the BattleGrounds MMA event that I will broadcast along side Chael Sonnen. This PPV features an 8 Man, Single Elimination Tournament with the winner earning $50,000. All major cable and satellite systems are carrying the PPV and hope that you will give our show a shot. I’ve been waiting for years for this opportunity and I’d love for you to share in it with me. With that said, let’s grill.”

On upcoming Ross Report podcasts: “Magnum TA Terry Allen will be my Ross Report Podcast guest this week on and on iTunes as well. This is one of the most compelling interviews/conversations that I’ve ever had in any forum including our podcast. It’s a show that I hope that you will enjoy as much as I did recording it with one of the most upstanding and courageous men I’ve ever known. I can’t say enough superlatives about this particular show but at the end of the day you will be the final judge as to how you perceive this story of determination, grit and amazing challenges that Magnum has fought for years to overcome.”

“Also on Tuesday I will be talking to both Matt and Jeff Hardy for an upcoming Ross Report of which I am very excited about considering that the Hardy Boyz came to work for WWE under my watch where they became stars and made their mark as one of the best tag teams to ever compete in WWE.”

On the newest WWE faction: “Looking forward to see how WWE commits and develops the trio of Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods in the ensuing weeks. I like all three young athletes and feel that they can contribute if they are given significant, and not prelim, creative in which to work. Also, because they are all men of color, perhaps too much is being made to compare them to the Nation of Domination of a generation ago which is a non issue to me. Judge the new trio on their own merits and not on the past that was at a totally different place and time.”

On CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31: “I wonder what the chance would be to see a CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar WM31 WWE Title Bout? Stranger things have happened and that pairing would guarantee WWE a ton of new subscribers and likely ignite the PPV marketplace as well. Communication and money solve many ills and that would be a terrific main event considering that as it stands today WWE has major work to do in assembling what looks to be more of an ensemble card than one that is one or two main event heavy at this time. I’m sure that I’m not alone in wanting to see a Lesnar-Punk headliner at WM31 because it equates to big money for all involved.”

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