WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on WWEshop.com. Here are some highlights from this entry:
– Looking forward to see how WWE commits and develops the trio of Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods in the ensuing weeks. I like all three young athletes and feel that they can contribute if they are given significant, and not prelim, creative in which to work. Also, because they are all men of color, perhaps too much is being made to compare them to the Nation of Domination of a generation ago which is a non issue to me. Judge the new trio on their own merits and not on the past that was at a totally different place and time.
– I wonder what the chance would be to see a CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar WM31 WWE Title Bout? Stranger things have happened and that pairing would guarantee WWE a ton of new subscribers and likely ignite the PPV marketplace as well. Communication and money solve many ills and that would be a terrific main event considering that as it stands today WWE has major work to do in assembling what looks to be more of an ensemble card than one that is one or two main event heavy at this time. I’m sure that I’m not alone in wanting to see a Lesnar-Punk headliner at WM31 because it equates to big money for all involved.
– As many have speculated that Steve Austin swill return to WM31 for a final bout, my take on that matter is that it is a tremendous long shot and my guess is that those in depth and necessary discussions with Steve haven’t occurred. That’s simply one man’s take/opinion. I’d put the odds on Austin returning to WM31 at considerably less than 50/50 and that’s from someone who would love to see Austin come to WM31, steal the show, and enjoy a cold beer with his fans. Plus, if Austin would return he would have to be positioned at or near the top of the card. Is that doable?
Ross also talks about his return to MMA commentary, a new podcast with The Hardys and more in this entry.