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Jim Ross Blogs on Raw Closing Segment, Sheamus Winning The US Title, The Booking of Daniel Bryan, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.06.2014

- Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights…

On The Booking of Daniel Bryan: I wasn't crazy about WWE World Champion Daniel Bryan seemingly retreating from Kane but I mark it off to DB simply wanting to protect his wife and doing what he can to keep her out of harm's way. This matter needed to be explained better because one can't have the company's top champion being reluctant of physically engaging with anyone. I am of the opinion that this Daniel Bryan/Kane storyline needs better explanation for the TV audience and if nothing else for more viable questions to be asked that encourage the audience to mentally invest in what they are seeing.

On Sheamus Winning The US Title: Sheamus winning the US title in the Battle Royal was a solid start to RAW with good action and featuring multiple talents. Dean Ambrose US title reign albeit long was uneventful and perhaps Sheamus can help add value to the long time title. I could also see Sheamus trading in his protagonist jersey for an antagonist one sooner than later. Sheamus is a very smart talent who, I think, would be able to add the necessary heel nuances to his game.

On Wade Barrett: Enjoyed the villain subtleties of the new IC Champion Wade Barrett who actually cheated to gain an unfair advantage before disposing of Big E. When more pro wrestling villains learn the strategic ways to gain unfair advantages they will find that their TV personas mean more thus they increase their earnings potential. It's not rocket science and is simply common sense and not over thinking things while others attempt to try to reinvent the wheel.

On The Wyatt Family: The continued creative development of the Wyatt Family has my interest even though I have no idea where it is going. I love Bray Wyatt's promos and his in ring work as big men with a second gear are so marketable and so hard to find. Until Bray does something so heinous that the audience turns on him he's going to continue to travel the cool, unique antagonist road that really isn't a traditional heel road at all. It is however a star road and perhaps it's more important to develop pure stars in today's market, in the mind of some, than it is to develop traditional pro wrestling villains. Time will tell how it all works out but I am enjoying the evolution nonetheless.

On Raw's Closing Segment: The final segment of RAW was big time as it featured the company's most relevant grouping of stars in an action packed, fast moving finale to the three hour marathon. By the time the three hours and 15 commercial breaks come and go it is more often than not the last thing that one sees that sticks with them the longest. If you remember something that happens early in the night, then that content is generally a keeper or is so ridiculous it's like that song that one can't get out of their head.

Updates on His Podcast: Today (Tuesday) at approximately 6 pm pacific time our much anticipated Ross Report Podcast with the great Shawn Michaels will be available for FREE downloading from podcastone.com or via iTunes. This is one of the most riveting and compelling interviews that I've ever been associated with and I feel confident that you are going to enjoy it immensely. Later today I will be speaking with ESPN's Michelle Beadle for a future Ross Report which I am looking forward to very much. Michelle is a star at ESPN and a life long pro wrestling fan who is also one of the funniest and most entertaining personalities on all of television. Next week's podcast guest on the Ross Report is @Goldberg which is another eye opening conversation. We'll find out "Who's Next?" for Bill Goldberg.


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