WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view event. Here are the highlights.
On the event:
Not surprised that there has been a great deal of negative feedback on the WWE Survivor Series and I assumed as much no matter what WWE did with the WWE World Title at the end of the night. I always endorsed the new champion being an Authority person so I wanted a heel to win the title while looking strictly at the big picture. I got my wish and I’m fine with Sheamus being the champion, for now. Is Sheamus hot? Absolutely not. Will he work hard and represent the company in a professional manner? Absolutely. The key element is to get Sheamus hot and to do so it can’t be done with him being booked in a 50/50 manner, being a cowardly heel, and without him getting on a roll and winning big matches via hook or crook preferably be cheating and showing no remorse for his tactics or physical style.
On having WWE Network issues:
I certainly did not ‘hate’ the Survivor Series but it was somewhat average watching it live on the WWE Network where I had some technical issues early on in the broadcast off and on for about an hour. After those matters cleared up it was a clean broadcast.
On Sheamus being WWE Champion:
In other words WWE has lots of work to do to get Sheamus in a position so that he can pass the title along at the right place, at the right time to the right person. The hotter WWE can make Sheamus the more it will mean when he loses the title. I’d be curious to see how Sheamus would progress if he were mentored by Arn Anderson, in front of or behind the camera, and adopted some of the Anderson families in ring traits.
You can read the entire blog here.