Jim Ross is back with another blog over on jrbarbq.com. Here are some highlights from this entry:
– Very memorable Raw going into the MITB PPV this Sunday in Chicago with one of the best Raws leading into a PPV in a good while. MITB felt like a one match PPV until last night and the 6 man tag and the fantastic MITB video package resonated with me.
Nonetheless, MITB is ostensibly and primarily about John Cena/Cm Punk/WWE Title. I have no issues with that. With that said, I fully expect that there will be some spectacular moments in the ladder matches and let’s hope that some enterprising young talents will use these opportunities to step away from the pack. Again, it’s about maximizing one’s minutes and the minutes will be available to make an impression for every man in the ladder bouts.
One thing about Raw…even though there was edgy language such as one used to hear on Seinfeld, etc, the program stayed PG but was a strategic, edgy PG which worked well in Bean Town.
– Will Rock vs Cena be the biggest WWE PPV of all time? Hard to say but that’s a tall order. Depends on several things including what sort of TV interaction Rock/Cena have leading into the event, what else is booked on the card, and how disposable income holds up in our trying economy. Building a rivalry on Twitter is one thing but nothing replaces actual TV face time which I could theoretically see occurring after the first of the year but that’s merely personal speculation.
– Was CM Punk ‘PG’ Monday night? He was in my opinion as was the entire Raw show. It’s a subjective thing one can argue but my value judgment is that I would have no issues watching Raw with youngsters. That’s sort of the ‘parental guidance’ aspect of being PG, right?
– Is JR going to attend MITB this Sunday in Chicago? No plans whatsoever at this time but you can bet that I will be grilling and watching the event on PPV without fail.