Jim Ross Blogs on the Elimination Chamber, The Booking of Daniel Bryan, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 02.24.2014
A new blog from JR!
- Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights…
On Reaction to His Elimination Chamber Opinions: Some rowdy, Keyboard Warriors took me to the woodshed on Twitter @JRsBBQ Sunday night because many did not personally approve of the creative that ended the Elimination Chamber match. I guess they missed the announcement that I'm no longer employed by WWE and have zero to do with anything remotely touching creative or what fans see on TV. I did discover that there are apparently hundreds of over qualified bookers and creative types on Twitter who have a better way of doing virtually everything that concerns TV Wrestling. They should start their own promotions on their parent's money. Sorry....I had to go there. :)
On The Wyatts vs. The Shield: Loved the 6 Man Tag featuring the Shield and the Wyatt's. Best match of the night in my opinion. All 6 men distinguished themselves and as I tweeted Sunday night @JRsBBQ all of them have come a long way from Dale Mabry in Tampa..Full Sail in Orlando...to being a featured attraction on a WWE PPV. As a former consultant to the developmental team, I was very proud of the athletes. WWE has six guys on the two units who all, in their own way, are going to be contributors to the company.
On The Chamber Match: Thought the six athlete's efforts inside the Chamber was stellar. This is a painful match to watch not just from ringside but at home on PPV as well. The steel is unforgiving and damaging on the bodies of every man in it. Some fans, as I previously mentioned, did not like the ending of the match as they felt that Daniel Bryan should have became the WWE Champion. I won't go into my thought process on the slow burn theory of booking but it does work but, admittedly, only if it is timely re: pulling the trigger. That's a subjective matter, a gut feeling issue, and there is no proven formula for pulling the trigger.
On The Booking of Daniel Bryan Leading Into WrestleMania 30: I do know that when it says "card subject to change" that it means any thing can happen and based on current events and if I was a passionate, Daniel Bryan fan of which there seems to be many, I'd MUCH rather see DB have his 'moment' at WM30 than elsewhere. My thinking is that with the WWE Network launching that the card at WM30 is somewhat fluid and will evolve in multiple ways to maximize the selling of the Network which means stay tuned and try, if one can, to simply be patient to the story arc that is in place. Remember...it's TV Wrestling and not real life and nothing that happens on a TV Wrestling show is nearly as important as what one does at school, at work with their families, etc. While I admire the passion of the fans, I wish that some weren't so disrespectful while hiding behind a keyboard. My instincts tell me that WWE will get it 'right' at WM30 in NOLA even though some fans will bitch at "Why did it take so long" or "I'm not a Daniel Bryan fan."