Jim Ross has updated his blog section of JRSBARBQ.com. Here are some highlights.
On Extreme Rules: “WWE Extreme Rules in Chicago on PPV delivered a stellar product Sunday night. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and watched the last match while STANDING in my living room. Yep, I’m still a fan and loved what I saw in the physically demanding final bout. I had to get out of my chair and walk around.”
On John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar: “John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar was a gut check of the human spirit. Lesnar had been out of a WWE ring for approximately eight years and many, including me, wondered how ring rust would affect the former UFC and WWE Heavyweight Champion’s performance. Some uninformed fans felt that being in the Octagon and being in a WWE ring were similar but they are far from it for a variety of reasons. Lesnar was impressive especially while on offense and delivered some of the most unique and wicked strikes and submissions that I’ve ever seen in WWE. Cena survived the supreme gut check after sustaining, obviously, a hellacious beating. I knew that Cena was a tough kid back when we signed him.”
On Brock Lesnar losing: “For displeased Lesnar fans, no one is unbeatable in WWE, or any where else for that matter, and one loss doesn’t sink Brock’s Battleship. Far from it. I remember a guy named Austin who seemingly didn’t win a match for a year and ended up doing o.k. The genre of sports entertainment is about execution and effort and not simply about wins and losses. Yes, it’s better to win but losing isn’t the proverbial kiss of death in sports entertainment as some knee jerkers espouse.”
On Antonio Cesaro: “In my opinion, Antonio Cesaro is going to be an impact player in WWE and it could happen sooner than some think based on what I’ve seen of the Swede in the ring. He’s another guy that has traveled the world and paid his dues in hopes of making it to the top level of his vocation and I fully expect Cesaro to take advantage of the opportunity. He’s focused, in great shape, deceptively strong, and wrestles a unique style.”