Jim Ross recently posted a new blog entry. Here are the highlights…
On Big E. Langston: Big E Langston had a huge night as the powerhouse has something, likely "it," that connects with the audience at least the audience @FullSail. E has a legit 575 pound bench press and was a former Florida high school amateur wrestling champion while going to Iowa to play defensive tackle for the Hawkeyes before an injury derailed his gridiron career. I've been a supporter of Big E's for quite some time and feel that if he keeps evolving, working tirelessly to improve all phases of his game and avoids self destructive incidents that he's another NXT talent who is main roster bound. When? That's anyone's guess. Look in the mirror, Big E because there's the answer.
On Antonio Cesaro and Damein Sandow: Great seeing U.S. Champion @AntonioCesaro along with @TheDamienSandow compete at the tapings. That's how one improves...by getting in the ring in front of fans and pushing one's self. Their match against Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd was worthy of any WWE broadcast even though the bout had no real, personal issue.
On The Shield: @TheShield brought some great energy to the proceedings of which the fans responded to and which got us off to a great start for the night. @TheDeanAmbrose, @WWERollins and @RomanReigns are hungry and motivated. They all fully realize that they are at the right place at the right time and opportunities such as they have been facilitated don't come along often. I still believe that if they continue to up their aggression and deliver at 'game time' that these three will make a huge impact in WWE as time goes on.
On the death of UWF wrestler Mike Boyette: "Condolences to the family and friends of the colorful, journeyman wrestler Mike "The Hippy" Boyette who passed away a couple of days ago. The former United States Marine and judo expert was a noted, territory wrestler back in the day and I got to know him while we both worked for Cowboy Bill Watts. Boyette had a noted, TV storyline based losing streak of something like "zero for 200" that we utilized on our weekly, syndicated broadcasts. Boyette was always looking for 'that first win' while no one wanted to be Mike's 'first victim.'"
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