Jim Ross has posed a new blog entry. Here are the highlights…
On Raw's Opening Six-Man Tag: The 6 man tag was really solid. Well crafted. Nice shine for Roman Reigns. Rey doesn't look 100% but I hope that I'm wrong on that assumption. Rhodes Brothers have been great to watch. No one should sleep on the potential of Dean Ambrose or Seth Rollins considering that Reigns is getting ample, fresh spotlight these days. Both Rollins and Ambrose are going to be top hands. I'd bet BBQ sauce on it. Ambrose has always reminded me as having some Brian Pillman and some Roddy Piper in his personality. So, if Ambrose doesn't get institutionalized (Only kidding) with those perceived personality traits, he's going to be outstanding. A little of The Loose Cannon and some of Hot Rod equates to money to me. Rollins, from day one in NXT, has always reminded me of CM Punk and I'm not sure exactly why but I perceive that it's a good thing nonetheless. Rollins match several weeks back from Daniel Bryan was one that I could watch every night. It's obviously enviable that the Shield will implode at some point to allow the three stars to evolve separately instead of keeping all three talented men in one entity. How, where, when it happens remains to be seen but the why is a no brainer especially when WWE needs to build quality depth. This isn't the era of the Horsemen when talent depth wasn't an issue.
On Punk and Bryan's Team/Angle: Punk/Bryan are a great team. For now. I hope that they are back on their own sooner than later but I've really like them as a duo in recent weeks. Can't say that I loved the kidnapping storyline as it challenges reality. For some, that may not be an issue at all which is fine. Perhaps Kane can find Daniel Bryan. Just saying. Loved Reigns spear of Punk. Amazing impact and a "moment." Hopefully the other talents will stop using the spear going forward. BTW...CM Punk's promo was highly entertaining and worth watching again. Punk dropped more names than Larry King on espresso.
On Mark Henry: It was a tag team bonanza on RAW as Mark Henry, sans hair, and Big E Langston looked like they were having fun as a tag team. Man, Mid South Wrestling booker Ernie Ladd would have loved to have had Henry and 'E' at his disposal back in the day. Somehow, someway Ernie would have gotten those two to a Super Dome showdown for the Big Cowboy. Speaking of the late, Big Cat. I brought Ernie in to talk to the talent roster years ago at a WWE TV taping. Some talents were professional and enjoyed sitting under Ernie's "Learning Tree" while several others enjoyed rolling their eyes at Ernie's oratory and advice. Those eye rollers were too cool to listen to a Hall of Fame legend talk about what he felt that it took to "get over." Sad. Disrespectful.
On TLC and His Book he Hopes to Write: The promos for the TLC PPV could be amazing especially if WWE utilizes some of the early TLC bouts as historical points of reference. The TLC match at WM17 was pretty, damn amazing. I'll have an interesting anecdote on this match in the book that I hope to write in 2014.
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