WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what he said about:
The #1 Thing Wrong With WWE Commentary: ” My ‘issue’ with today’s wrestling commentary, in general, is the lack of documenting what one’s seeing in the ring to the degree that as a viewer that I can ‘feel’ it therefore better emotionally invest in it. That’s ultimate in story telling in my humble opinion. Nonetheless, talented talkers like Cole and Layfield do as they are instructed to do, which is actually a great philosophy for one to follow if they care about job security, and who doesn’t? If one cashes their companies checks, then do what the company wants.
The game has changed, by and large, at the announce tables of pro wrestling which adds another log to the fire as to why I feel that I’ve called my last match. My style and today’s trend of broadcasting likely isn’t a compatible fit….and that’s not a bad thing.”
Dolph Ziggler’s Position In WWE: “Is WWE “punishing” Dolph Ziggler? No. If WWE wanted to ‘punish’ Ziggler they would simply not use him on TV and allow him to fade into obscurity. More fans should use their common sense on this one. Dolph is hugely talented and, generally, athletes who are on Ziggler’s level overcome any perceived obstacles. The key is to not check out and to keep turning heads.
If WWE Will Sign AJ Styles “Will WWE sign AJ Styles? I’d have zero clue on that one but I would say it’s a long shot at best. Not because AJ isn’t an outstanding talent, because he is, but I get the feeling WWE wants to create new stars and those new stars are going to come from the WWE Performance Center exclusively.”