WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on Monday’s episode of RAW. Here are the highlights.
On Apollo Crews:
Apollo Crews is beginning to build momentum thanks to him simply winning all his matches in impressive fashion. (Funny how that works.) I’d like to see Apollo take it easier on this knees but his flying style, he’s certainly a thick flyer that’s for sure, is inherently challenging to one’s knees thanks to the landings. Crews is a helluva prospect and has a legit chance to be a main event player for years to come. No guarantees but hes got all the tools or so it seems.
On The Miz, Cesaro, and Maryse segment:
Miz, Maryse, and Cesaro entertained me in their segment. Hope that their match Sunday will be just as entertaining if not more. Maryse has helped her husband’s presentation IMO while Cesaro is a main eventer waiting to explode. I still think that an ‘over’ Cesaro vs. Brock Lesnar is a match that I would pay to see, and I usually get in for free.
On Roman Reigns:
The audience is passionate about their feelings toward Roman Reigns, which isn’t all bad. If there were crickets, then that would be bad. Most fans are booing, but they are also making noise which is encouraging. I’m not even sure any more what reactions the live audience would provide us, viewers if Reigns was turned into a full fledged villain. Just my take but how Roman Reigns has been booked may be the single biggest reason that fans are so reluctant and resistant to accept him as a fan favorite. That may sound overly simplistic but today’s audience is more complex and knowledgeable than their predecessors of any generation and as a society few like being ‘force fed’ anything. It’s that defiance thing.
Roman Reigns is a talented, valuable piece of talent who’s a long term, work in progress and his TV persona isn’t close to being refined as it will be say by WM33 in Orlando for example. Patience is the key here for all, however, in the age of defiance patience is a fleeting trait.
You can read the entire blog here.