Jim Ross Blogs on Raw, Daniel Bryan, Batista’s Return, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.21.2014
JR is back to blogging…
- Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry discussing last night's Raw, here are the highlights…
Loved all the MLK content. WWE TV production folks do a wonderful job on all the video packages they create notwithstanding the annual, Martin Luther King remembrance.
Impressed that Big Show was able to GUTWRENCH Lesnar over the top rope. Felt like a bigger moment at home than on TV. Impressive.
6 Man tag was arguably the best match of the night. Reigns continues to evolve.
The Rumble video package was money. Sold Sunday's annual 30 man match better than any thing on the show. Loved the thought provoking data.
Enjoyed ADR vs. Rey in the final bout of what worked out to be a best of three series. The 'rubber match' was the best match of the three largely because the match wasn't cold and had a nice story as to why the two were wrestling.
It's obvious that the Cena vs. Orton WWE World Title bout is the primary focus of the Royal Rumble PPV this Sunday. Would loved to have seen Orton make a clean, non contact, getaway on RAW. I'd assume WWE will end with the Rumble match but make no mistake about it the focus of the show is on the WWE World Title....not that's a bad thing.
It seemed as if Daniel Bryan could have had a higher profile role on RAW based on how RAW left the air last week.
Good to See Batista back as Dave physically looked great and got a welcoming reaction back to the show. Batista is my favorite to win the Rumble Match this Sunday in Pittsburgh on PPV. One could assume that a major talent like Batista will have a huge role in NOLA at WM30.
Even though I had seen it before the show aired on wwe.com, I loved watching the Mae Young tribute video. BTW...taking power bombs through a table from off the stage at age 76 is somewhat extraordinary.
I was hoping that another WWE HOFer would be announced as that is always a special matter of interest to me. (No, I don't know who's going in.)
Before any one asks, I have no idea who was the driver of Orton's 'getaway car' Monday night.