— Below are highlights from Jim Ross’ latest blog…
On CM Punk’s RAW promo: Speaking of promos, when a hot personal issue is in place, in ring promos don’t have to be endless oratorical presentations as evidenced by the outstanding promo by CM Punk. Punk’s promo sold PPV’s in my view.
On Rhodes vs. Orton: Orton vs. Rhodes was a stout match that could have been even longer for my tastes. Liked the back and forth, the battle for momentum, and the near falls. Cody’s exit promo was his best verbal work to date in my opinion.
On Bryan vs. Big Show: The Bryan vs. Show main event was so well executed bell to bell that I forgot at times the enormous size difference between the two men. Thought the in ring story was spot on during the match. Bryan is arguably the best wrestler in the world right now combining all phases of the game.
On Josh Barnett: Happy for my friend and talented pro wrestler/MMA fighter Josh Barnett for is @UFC win Saturday night. I’m expecting a great ‘run’ for Josh who is a student of the game of grappling and respects the long history of the business. Anyone who references Billy Robinson and Karl Gotch in their post match remarks is money in my book.