Sports Columns

June 28, 2013

Jamie Jones: Ross has tales to tell

Here are the notes and news items from the world of pro wrestling: After more than 40 years in the pro wrestling business, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has lots of stories to tell.

During a spoken word tour this summer, he plans to tell some of them.

“A lot of those stories I’m going to be able to share. I think they’re all part of a changing time,” Ross told wwe.com. “I got in the wrestling business young; I was 22. Just chronologically getting into the business and being able to work the territory as a referee, and then a ring crew guy, and then ring announcing, and then broadcasting, and then promoting. I think this whole journey from when I started in the mid-’70s until today is going to be informative, and I think fans that are really fans are going to enjoy it, as well as the Q&A session, which will be a big part of the shows.”

• Chris Jericho plans to release his next book in February 2014.

• “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is filming another reality show he claims will be the “toughest” show on television. Nothing could be tougher than watching “The Bachelor.”

The Local Corner: TWA Friday Night Brawl is at 8 p.m. at the TWA Arena off Reed Road in north Whitfield County, about three miles north of the bypass. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 12; senior citizens 60 and older with proof of age will be admitted for $3. Kids younger than 6 will be admitted free. Any military member with proper identification will be admitted free. If it’s your birthday, you will be admitted free.

Renegade Championship Wrestling is at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 806 Second Ave. in Chatsworth.

Trivia Teaser: Which three wrestlers constituted The Diamond Mine in WCW during the early 1990s?

Check back next week for the answer.

Last week’s question: What adjective was used to describe Ron Garvin during his stint in the WWF?

“Rugged.”

Daniel Bryan wishes he could grow a beard like Jamie Jones. You can contact Jones at jamiejones@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7723.

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