Jim Ross posted his latest blog at jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights:
The Rock and CM Punk’s closing segment: “The closing segment involving @TheRock and Punk was the unofficial kickoff to the road to WrestleMania in my estimation which will be preceded by a stop in Phoenix for the Royal Rumble and in New Orleans for the Elimination Chamber. I felt the chemistry between the two stars and their verbal interaction had an Attitude Era feel.
“I find it somewhat humorous that some fans and pundits are actually keeping score as to who got the better of the other during their extended ‘conversation’ as I felt that the true winners of the ‘debate’ were the fans. How one can accurately judge such a subjective piece of business such as we heard is a head scratcher to me but I’m certainly not saying that folks don’t have a right to their opinion. Bottom line, and the good news, is that people cared enough to have an opinion.
“Most resonating statement in the final segment, in my view, was Punk saying that he was “Going to kick your ass” to Rock. That’s what it’s still all about…kicking one’s ass.”
United States Champion Antonio Cesaro: “@AntonioCesaro delivering his finisher, the Neutralizer, to a behemoth the size of Khali was a jaw dropper. By the time that WrestleMania rolls around, I’m thinking that Cesaro will be a significant player on April 7. Cesaro is the type of in ring talent that would have been coveted in virtually any era and would never have had to look for work in the territory days.”
Big Show as champion: “The seemingly, the newly minted Big Show is continuing to bring enhanced relevance to the World Title which subsequently will make all of Show’s future opponents have more meaning. Meaningful titles are imperative to any promotion because if championships don’t mean much then what does?”