WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights.
Hog hunting with Shawn Michaels: I had an amazing time this week going on the first hog hunt of my life with the great Shawn Michaels, @ShawnMichaels, and his hunting partner Keith Mark, @KeithMarkmra, on HBK’s Texas ranch. This hunt will be televised later this year on MacMillan River Adventures which airs on the Outdoor Network.
Elimination tag match on Monday’s Raw: Thought the elimination tag match was well done. Episodic TV is infectious when done well as are matches that tell a viable, easy to follow story. Elimination tags, where the person defeated leaves and only ends when one team has been completed eradicated, are about as easy to follow as it gets. (That’s why I enjoy the occasional 2 out of 3 fall bout or a rare, best of 5 or best of 7 series of bouts.)
John Cena going into Extreme Rules: WWE Champion John Cena is in a vulnerable position leading into Extreme Rules where many feel that the polarizing WWE Champion will fall to #1 Challenger Ryback. I can’t make a valid argument against that theory.
HHH vs. Lesnar: If the Brock Lesnar vs. HHH Steel Cage match doesn’t close the PPV, it’s going to make whatever follows this Slobber Knocker have to really hunker down to top what I expect to be the most anticipated bout at Sunday’s PPV. The physicality in this contest will be prominent and I expect a no frills, in your face, main event.
Don’t discount @HeymanHustle Paul Heyman’s involvement in this Sunday’s ferocious festivities as Lesnar’s “representative” who one would assume will be stationed at ringside. Will Heyman play a role in a Lesnar win Sunday?
Extreme Rules: One thing is for sure, Extreme Rules, if one objectively analyzes the card from top to bottom, has the potential for some younger talents or talents looking to regain needed momentum to have memorable nights. “Maximizing one’s minutes” was never more applicable than it will be for many inside the ring in St. Louis this Sunday night.
Extreme Rules is certainly not a one dimensional PPV and I’m anxious to watch it.