Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry. Here are the highlights…
On Bruno Samartino At RAW: RAW was from Pittsburgh, my wife's hometown. Great to see Bruno Sammartino getting some exposure but a part of me wishes it had been more. Bruno is a good man of character and integrity. Hopefully, the younger talents got a chance to interact with the Living Legend before the show.
On The RAW Opening & The Big Show: Thought the opening segment was a hit. Stephanie McMahon had control of her promo and it did not sound un-organic. Talents who memorize their 'lines' and then present them as such ruins it for me. Yep, I might be too old school for today's product but I tune out and disconnect when I feel someone is talking to me from any place other than their heart. The Big Show has been nicely rebuilt. Curious to see how far his resurrection takes him. Something big at WM30 perhaps?
On HBK As The Special Ref At Hell In A Cell: The special referee component for the Bryan vs. Orton HIAC match worked for me especially when it is going to be HBK wearing stripes. It seems to be "calling all stars" for WWE as it relates to their next PPV only three weeks away. If I was Orton, I'd be raising holy Hell about Shawn officiating HBK's former pupil's WWE Title bout.
On John Cena Returning Early: John Cena returning so soon from his latest surgery surprised me. It's a no brainer why WWE needs their top star back as quickly as possible but is Cena returning too soon? Perhaps Del Rio travels to Florida and takes Cena out prior to the HIAC but not likely. Sounds like an old, Watts angle.
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