Jim Ross Blog: Hulk Hogan’s Birthday On Raw, Reigns Winning by DQ, Stephanie & Brie, More

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 on last night’s RAW:

– WWE is to be commended on their production values on such presentations like Hulk Hogan’s 61st birthday party. It wasn’t over done and had enough “dirty looks” from some of the great stars in the ring and potential angle alerts to make it fun.

– Paul Heyman has become pure gold on the mic but that isn’t a revelation or new news. The first segment with Heyman and Brock Lesnar was excellent. Lesnar has become Sasquatch. If Lesnar doesn’t win the WWE World Title Sunday in LA at Summer Slam, I will be surprised. This championship should be a match dotted with physicality. Hey, who knows. perhaps WWE goes the surprise route because so many folks including me think that Lesnar should be the champion regardless of his schedule.

– Reigns wins by disqualification which did not bother me as it was explained by the announcers and then the apparent next, “it” guy made his physical presence felt to both Ryback and Axel and the last thing people see is generally what they remember. Reigns rolled and that’s what I remember. Reigns is an amazing prospect but needs more reps on the mic but the second generation wrestler is fully aware of how important mic skills are in the biz and especially in WWE. Reigns is a smart young man and I have every confidence that his mic skills will continue to evolve. I still say his time line is April 2015 at WM31.

– The Stephanie-Brie Bella story has been well done even though the segment with the physical therapist Monday night on RAW was a little long for my taste but I’m looking forward to watching them in the ring Sunday and expect some surprises. (Angle Alert!)

– Again, the birthday party for Hogan tied together well with Lesnar vs. Cena at Summer Slam. This should be a great show Sunday if the matches have the time to tell viable stories. However, when in LA the WWE generally goes “Hollywood” and I’d expect this Sunday to be much of the same. That’s cool but give me my wrestling.

  • codys moustache

    Wrestle mania 31 fantasy booking:
    Wwe world heavyweight championship
    Daniel bryan vs Brock lesner
    Daniel Bryan finally returns, wins rumble.(Roman reigns is screwed by ambrose) Brocks still champ. Brock vs bryan is the big money main event. (Lucky Daniel Bryan getting to main event two manias in a row)
    Ambrose vs reigns vs Rollins MITB ladder match?
    Instead of a Ambrose somehow getting briefcase and cashing in on reigns scenario, Ambrose, Seth, Bryan and reigns are final four in rumble. Bryan eliminates Seth, reigns eliminates Ambrose. Either Ambrose or Seth costs reigns. Bryan wins. Ambrose and Rollins fued is still running but now reigns is involved. Lots of tension built between reigns and Ambrose. They both want Seth Rollins. The match is made
    Cena vs hogan
    Hogans last hurrah
    Sting vs taker
    Batista vs triple h
    Hollywood part timer vs the king of wwe
    Wyatt family vs new nation.
    I know its seems impossible to build this into a big match right now. But if wwe push the new nation “wwe is racist” heels, then the wyatts will play the faces with bray spitting “it’s not about colour” rhetoric.
    Ic title
    Bo Dallas vs dolph ziggler (c)
    Nicki bella vs Brie Bella
    Stephanie McMahon vs Charlotte
    The assension vs the USOs
    Aj lee vs Paige vs ???