Jim Ross has a new blog entry up, here are the highlights…
On Paul Heyman’s Interactions With Triple H: The Monday Night Raw from Nassau Coliseum was a hit in the TV ratings. The HHH/Heyman business along with the Cena/Big Johnny content at the end of the night were big winners. As a fan, I thought the segment involving ‘The Game’ and Paul Heyman was the most compelling thing on Raw. Heyman is a natural born antagonist and when he speaks he isn’t ‘acting’ but simply being himself. I’ve personally been in too many non televised arguments with Paul to know of what I speak. Heyman has ‘it’ and always has plus it’s obvious that the native New Yorker hasn’t lost a step in his self imposed, long sabbatical from the biz over the past several years.
Paul Heyman is the best, antagonist, promo talent in WWE hands down. A few weeks ago when HHH had his physical encounter with Brock Lesnar, I ‘felt’ that any bout between the two would be special. Specifically after the ‘Cerebral Assassin’ (Great handle…wonder where that came from?) fired up on Lesnar for a brief but impactful interlude of hammering right hands. That exchange struck a chord with me and flipped the switch for my motor to engage. IF Lesnar vs. HHH happens at Summerslam, and I hope that it will, it will be a stellar attraction that will be fresh and not too likely to ever happen again. The bell to bell of this potential main event really has my interest and I’m intrigued to see how this matter plays out between now and August 19.
On Punk-Kane-AJ-Bryan: Back to RAW, it was another stellar night for the veteran Kane who has seemingly been reborn over the past several weeks with his physical involvement with WWE Champion CM Punk and Daniel Bryan notwithstanding the big Red Machine’s soap opera entanglement with the controversial Diva A.J. Kane’s physical performances have been outstanding as it appears that Punk and Bryan bring out the best in the big man who has recently demonstrated amazing athleticism for a 300+ pounder. Kane’s on going relationship with A.J. has been an intriguing element on Raw that has my interest. I’m still of the mindset that A.J. has developed a main event level persona in one of WWE’s better creative presentations in quite some time.
On The WWE Tag Team Division: Obviously, steps are being taken to make the tag team scene in WWE more meaningful but that still won’t be good enough for some keyboard warriors who will continue to squeal ala Ned Beatty in ‘Deliverance’ or the proverbial pig stuck under a gate. It will take time to rebuild something with little, current equity but I’m of the mindset that it can and will be done but that it will not happen over night.