Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on his official website. Highlights are as follows:
Does Shawn Michaels being named the special referee of The Undertaker vs. Triple H Hell in a Cell Match at WrestleMania XXVIII take away from the bout: “Of course not. I think it adds to the drama and poses many more questions than answers which is essential to the build to any major bout. @ShawnMichaels is a show stealer and to think that his presence at WrestleMania, the site of some of his greatest performances, won’t be impactful is absurd. The question is how impactful and to who? HBK has great history with both combatants which makes Shawn wearing the stripped shirt even more compelling.”
What is the ‘Celeb Wing’ of the WWE Hall of Fame?: “I’ve always viewed it as a honorary award. It should not be compared to the standard, WWE HOF induction. For example, to ask how Drew Carey can be in the HOF and Randy Savage is not isn’t an extremely bright question. One has zero to do with the other. Comparing celebs and tradition wrestlers/wrestling personalities is like comparing apples to oranges.”
When is Rey Mysterio returning to the ring?: “Rey had major knee surgery and had had multiple knee surgeries in the past. I’d merely guess that he will be back in a few months but I have no way of knowing. It’s seemingly not going to be at WM28. It’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to matters such as this.”
Does he still think that TNA wrestling talent Ric Flair will be on hand for the WWE Hall of Fame festivities with the Four Horsemen?: Yes, and why shouldn’t he be? Amateur lawyers and cynics love to look at a half full glass. Ric deserves to be with Arn, Tully, and Barry to be honored as the most influential faction of all time. Just because Ric currently works for TNA should make no difference. I admit that this matter may be somewhat unusual but it has definitely been over analyzed by many on the internet and Twitter sleuths.
Who are two WWE superstars who seem to be catching on?: “Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler are both evolving nicely. I also think Jack Swagger has unlimited potential. In the territory days, these three would be prime examples of athletes who would earn success for a few years in various territories before being brought to WWE. The system has changed but taking time to evolve hasn’t. Many fans have no patience and many talents don’t put in the extra work in and out of the ring to get to the next level. These talents do and will be main event stars at some point unless injuries or other issues arise.”
Ross also weighs in on whether Demolition and Sting will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, his favorite match between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker and more. His post is available here.