WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com with thoughts from last night’s RAW. As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on WWEshop.com. Here are some highlights from this entry:
– The Bryan-Kane segment was a memorable start to the program and plants a vivid seed for their match at Extreme Rules. I expect this match to outperform many fan’s expectations.
Wondering if we will ever see any physicality down the road from Brie and Stephanie. Seems like it’s there if WWE wants to go that route at some point.
– Enjoyed the physicality of the Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett match and felt that the Englishman was due. When Barrett learns to occasionally retreat and to perfect the William Regal-like pro wrestling villian nuances he’s going to be money.
– Somewhat of a convoluted conclusion for the Cesaro vs. RVD match which seemed a half a step off and I’m a major fan of both talents. Fun interaction between Heyman and Zeb.
Seems like Cesaro is becoming more of a fan favorite even if he is with established villain @HeymanHustle or perhaps there’s merely lots of gray being utilized creatively. Time will tell.
Heyman’s annoying, incessant promos regarding Brock Lesnar ending Taker’s Streak are working.
– It will take some time and patience but I like the potential of Rusev and am a fan of Lana’s work even though both talents are still very green and are still learning their craft. Hopefully, by this time next year they will be a much more refined duo.
– Unusual position to put the face of WWE, John Cena, in with the fan vote and the fans voted the absolute worse case scenario and that was for Cena to face all three members of the Wyatt Family. The 3 vs. 1 vote/mismatch did equate to some compelling TV and back in the TV14 days would have likely seen Cena bloody. I am not endorsing the blood but simply stating a matter of fact as it relates to the “old days.”
I’m not clear as to why featured villian Bray Wyatt has the audience singing along with him, especially a hymn, but I also don’t know the creative plan for the talented, third generation performer. Nonetheless, I’m interested in where the Wyatts are traveling.