Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights…
On Cena vs. Sandow: Solid match featuring new, World's Champion John Cena versus MITB winner Damien Sandow who did a good job of being more aggressive and maximizing his minutes in a multiple segment bout that opened RAW. Nothing fancy about the match...nothing cute...nothing needed to be. For those that are still having issues with Sandow's 'casting' my only suggestion is to move on or simply get over it. Sandow's perception raised in my eyes via his performance. A string of those types of bouts will generally get a talent where he wants to be. Sandow needs to remain as aggressive as he possibly can on every outing. Cena being World Champion adds much needed credibility and recognition to the World Title...whether fans like Cena or not. Announcers calling John 'Superman' does Cena no favors. Fans who bitch at me on Twitter re: @JohnCena also don't get responses FYI. What do you want me to do? Simply agree with you to placate your angst?
On The Michaels vs. Bryan Segment: Loved the HBK-Daniel Bryan segment. Not sure where it's going but I'd bet ample amounts of BBQ sauce it won't culminate in a match between the two. If I'm right then creative can't give me something that they can't deliver and if I'm wrong...then I'm wrong and we likely get a helluva match with no clearly defined villain at this point in time.
On The Wyatt Family: Anxious to see where the Wyatt Family fits into the "Devil made me do it" biz and who is playing the role of "The Devil" these days. The Wyatt's should not be seen in the 'general population' such as the last scene on RAW along with the other talents. I'd keep them separate and special. They are mutants, renegades, misfits (Quoting Bill Murray in Stripes) and should be treated as such.
On Kane: Big news with the Kane/Stephanie development that was essentially dropped within seconds of it occurring. Curious to see how it evolves as it looks like the evil, power structure/authority storyline is moving full steam ahead.
On The Punk vs. Ryback Match: Surprised that Punk beat Ryback so convincingly. From day one, if Ryback had been put with a skilled tag team partner he likely would have been better off as he continues to evolve. I still think Ryback has value but am curious as to how WWE addresses his situation going forward. Punk got as big an ovation as any one on the show from where I was sitting. Funny how it works when a fan favorite does what he says he's doing to do and then mentions it.
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