— Below are highlights from Jim Ross’ latest blog piece…
Cena vs. Bryan at SummerSlam: Thinking that @JohnCena vs. @WWEDanielBryan at Summer Slam could resemble a Cena vs. @ShawnMichaels or @Real KurtAngle match vs. anything that we’ve seen from the WWE Champion in recent years. Bryan’s pace and skill set will sternly challenge Cena on a night where we could readily see the @WWE Title changing hands in Los Angeles. Bryan’s speed would seem to be problematic for Cena….or anyone.
Lesnar vs. Punk at SummerSlam: Thinking that the pending @CMPunk vs. @BrockLesnar match at Summer Slam will be really good. Very Physical. Straight forward. Both men have healthy egos which is an essential part of being a major star in any endeavor especially in sports and entertainment. ‘Controlled’ egos are often hidden within the term ‘self confidence.’ Nonetheless, it will be intriguing to see Punk’s strategy to counter Lesnar’s obvious size and strength advantage plus Brock’s athletic skill set. One can’t win on heart alone or compel PPV buyers to invest simply on the”I won’t quit” sort of attitude. That obviously helps but fans need to know that the underdog (Punk) has a ‘plan’ and a legit chance to ‘overcome.’ All that aside, both Lesnar and Punk will want to steal the show at Summer Slam in a big time way and @HeymanHustle will foster that mindset. There are many, unique elements at play in this main event level bout.
Full-Time WWE Return: Just for the record and to update the many questions that seemingly never end on the same topics… No…I never expect to go back on the road on a weekly basis to broadcast WWE television. I’d love to return for the occasional cameo if WWE needed my services at the announce table.
Future WWE/TNA Partnership: Yes…I watch TNA periodically as I have many friends who work there and, no, I don’t have any ‘solutions’ to their alleged woes that I care to share. I do hope TNA all the success in the world. No…there will NEVER be a WWE/TNA partnership unless WWE owned TNA and that’s highly unlikely to ever occur. Please don’t start that rumor but some brain surgeons will. WWE has zero to gain in said ‘partnership.’
Paige: Amazing how when people ask an opinion of a NXT talent and I provide it, then it becomes a manure storm on Twitter because I merely expressed how I felt per their question. Amazing times that we live in, right? I was asked if NXT’s Paige was ready for the next level and I simply said “No” because she was only 20 years old and needed more time in development before being elevated to the main roster. One can’t even rent a car in the USA until they are 25 and, no, I’m not suggesting that the talented Paige will be in development for that length of time. Point is, I am of the belief that 20 year olds don’t belong on the main roster unless it’s a rare exception.