Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights…
On The Importance of The World Title: In WWE it’s imperative for every talent that can to talk about the importance of the WWE World title especially now that it’s in an undesired state of limbo due to Daniel Bryan’s neck surgery. WWE can ill afford for any luster to be lost from their top championship and one that in both fact and fiction that each man on the roster should be dying to win for a variety of viable reasons including more money in their pocket.
On Goldust & Stardust: I like the duo of Goldust and Stardust and they have a significant upside. Too bad that they aren’t heels, and perhaps they will be in time, as the Usos are fan favorites like the Rhodes brothers and the two teams have the potential to have some great matches but the fans need a team to cheer and one to jeer….IMO. Nonetheless with one simple, creative move Monday night the tag team scene in WWE became topical and relevant.
On Bray Wyatt: Bray Wyatt continues to be pushed as a ‘character baby face’ on RAW. His gritty and often times irreverent character is highly entertaining and allows the audience to systematically interact with him and seemingly gets more popular by the week. It’s only a matter of time until he’s changing jerseys IMO. Mentioning the name of the town that he’s in ala Mick Foley’s “Cheap POP” or Stone Cold’s “Give me a hell yeah!” plus the sing along to ‘He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands’ makes Bray fan friendly.
On Too Many Non-Finishes: Too many non finishes on today’s wrestling TV shows is a pet peeve I’d like to see go away. Clean finishes help forward stories better, as a rule, and creates a more viable, short list of emotions, IE I’m pissed or I’m happy, than the Switzerland-esque, neutral feeling that a flat disqualification or Countout often creates. If talents aren’t skilled enough to lose without it doing ‘irreparable damage’ (stop the pain) to their TV personas then maybe they are in the wrong business.
On Roman Reigns: Roman Reigns is looking like the next ‘it’ guy, or so it seems, and I am completely fine with that. Great shine in the battle royal for the Samoan athlete and as I said months ago on the Ross Report Podcast, I’ve got Reigns winning the Rumble and then the WWE Title at WM31 and hopefully not before. WM31 is the only place to put Reigns on the desired pedestal. Plus, he is far from polished and that comes with time. In other words, I hope he isn’t rushed or force fed to the fans.
On Sunday’s ROH PPV: The ROH PPV is THIS Sunday and it has been poorly promoted on the national cable, barker channels. That’s unacceptable and extremely untimely when the systems are looking for wrestling products to take over because of the absence of WWE content moving to WWE Network by and large. I am pulling for ROH to do well this Sunday and for Sinclair to take their investment more seriously.