In his latest blog on jrsbarbq.com, Jim Ross weighs in on WWE’s creative handling of Jinder Mahal, Lana getting a shot at the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Money in the Bank, and more.
WWE’s creative handling of Jinder Mahal:
“I’m a fan of the decision to make Jinder Mahal the WWE Champ, but I feel that his random utilization of his Singh sidekicks might be overdone. Nonetheless, the former Bollywood Boys take a helluva, ass whipping. Enjoying the villains getting success, which generally adds to the build of most storylines within the genre. If I were to err in booking, and I have plenty of times, I’d suggest erring on the side of antagonist angst more often than not. ‘Heat’ is good.”
Lana challenging Naomi for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Money in the Bank:
“Lana ‘earning’ a Women’s Title match? Hmm….the pressure is on for her to deliver in front of a somewhat unforgiving and discerning fan base.”
Money in the Bank matches:
“Arguably, today I’m more excited to see the women’s [MITB] bout than the men’s in a few weeks, essentially because of the unique nature of this match being the first ever Women’s MITB match ever. I see these athletic women perceiving this booking as very personal and one can only hope that they are discerning about whey they want to do in this match and remember that their safety should never be compromised, which is largely up to the talents in the match. The Gents in their TLC bout better lace them up tight or they could be outperformed by the women here.”