Jim Ross on The Big Show’s heel turn and match with Brodus Clay on WWE Monday Night Raw: “@WWETheBigShow is a much more compelling TV character as a villain than he is as a jolly, happy, better not make me mad, Giant. Just my two cents. Good to see Brodus Clay step up in class by confronting the Big Show. Clay held his own verbally while getting beat down in a ringside melee that never saw the match get started.”
Jim Ross on CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan: “Thinking that @CMPunk vs. @WWEDanielBryan is a pairing that has excellent chemistry especially in today’s marketplace. These two have the most compelling issue on WWE TV for my money plus the added bonus that their rivalry gives the WWE Title added focus.”
Jim Ross on Dolph Ziggler: “Seems like Dolph Ziggler is about to embark on his own or so it appears from watching RAW. Whether Ziggler reminds one of Billy Gunn, Curt ‘Mr Perfect’ Hennig or anyone else from the days of yesteryear, the former college wrestler is main event bound in my view. @HEELZiggler can be a big time player and I would only encourage him to take the ball away from someone and run with it until someone forces him to change course.”
Jim Ross on John Cena’s absence from Raw: “John Cena not being on Raw live was a sound move. Cena is far and away WWE’s top star right now and giving one’s bell cow a respite from additional TV exposure is a good thing. Cena is a valued commodity in WWE and not over exposing him is good for the Cena TV persona and also provides other stars the opportunity to ‘maximize their minutes’ and be more impactful.”
Jim Ross on Steve Austin’s TV show Redneck Island: “Talked to @steveaustinBSR last week. Steve spent approximately 30 days in Mexico taping ‘Redneck Island’ for CMT. He seemed pleased with the project which debuts in mid June on CMT. It’s tapped for a 10 week run. This could be the first of multiple projects with Steve and CMT in the future. Steve will be shooting some scenes for ‘Grownups 2′ starring Adam Sandler and others in July.”
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