Jim Ross has posted his first blog of 2012 over on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights:
– Top FCW prospects? No names from me. Several have potential. The former ROH and experienced independent guys have a slight edge. They all need to continue to diligently work on fundamentals. slowing down their pace at times, and maintaining a rigorous weight training and conditioning program.
– For the record, in case folks haven’t noticed it, the style of broadcasting in WWE has changed drastically over the years and that’s not by accident. It is perceived that story telling and that function’s ancillary spinoffs are more effective than the old school, traditional, wrestling commentary.
– Will Brock Lesnar return to WWE full time or part time? For those that know Brock well, the answer to this question is actually quite simple. It’s NO. Brock dislikes, putting it mildly, traveling. Plus, he doesn’t need the money even though he’s smart enough to not turn down a big payday if the lay of the land is to his liking. That’s why the UFC thing was good for him because he could earn big money by traveling 2-3 times per year to fight. I could see Brock doing a major, one off WWE appearance ala a Wrestlemania, but not this year, and doing so while not even making the live Raw events that lead into it. I could also see WWE traveling to Brock to shoot vignettes to build whatever match that he might be booked. For fans who think that Lesnar will return to make a significant amount of TV dates only and then only work a handful or so of PPV’s, I hate to burst your bubble, but in my opinion that simply isn’t happening.
Of course, the Lesnar to WWE rumors will persist TFN but I’d be shocked to see Brock Lesnar remotely near a WWE event in 2012.