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Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry. Here are the highlights…
Feelings on Last Night’s RAW: Raw can be best described by yours truly as a solid show, not spectacular, but serviceable over the three hour ‘cruise.’ Some of the in ring product was good and will mean more with the same level of bouts in the future if the rivalries and the skill sets of the talents continue to be addressed. Appears to be very obvious that many talents need to kick their way out of their comfort zones and tweak a few wrinkles of their in ring presentation. The same sequencing week after week doesn’t make one special. It makes them the same. The same is not wrestling code talk for ‘special.’
On Roman Reigns: The follow up on Roman Reigns success at the Royal Rumble was timely. Newly minted, potential main eventers cannot grow on an every other week basis. Reigns needs his weekly moments on RAW to eventually arrive at the Promised Land including a ‘moment’ at WM30. Don’t over think it…Reigns needs to leave NOLA with an enhanced perception. Case closed…per the late Ernie Ladd.
On Daniel Bryan: Daniel Bryan was involved in two, nice pieces of business on RAW which tells me that WWE has significant plans for the over achieving, talented wrestler who is arguably the best in ring performer in the business right now. I’d like to see Bryan’s promo work pick up a notch or two but he’s still my favorite talent to watch bell to bell in WWE right now. All the fans who were bitching about how Daniel Bryan’s creative was subpar seemed to have backed away from their stance in recent weeks.
On Sheamus and Christian’s Tag Match: Loved the physicality and the workmanship of Sheamus and Christian…two lost souls with no last name. Damn, renting a car must be hell. Nonetheless, nice, hard hitting tag match where less was more and there was no shortage of physicality. Not sure the running gag about Christian’s face being less than 8X10 ready. I assume it makes someone laugh.
On Lita in the Hall of Fame: Very proud of Amy Dumas aka Lita who will be inducted in the WWE HOF class of 2014 in NOLA the night before WM30. I had heard this info leaded from WWE a couple of weeks ago but did not want to contribute to spoiling the surprise. I did vividly remember meeting Amy in my Stamford office years ago when she came in for a job interview. She had been bold and brave enough to live alone in Mexico to train and develop a different skill set from other females and she eventually became one of WWE’s biggest stars, male or female, during my time in talent relations. There;s a funny story about her less than dainty shoulder tattoo that played into her job interview that I tell on our RINGSIDE shows.
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