JR on CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan at WWE Over the Limit: “The WWE Title bout was the overwhelming show stealer in Raleigh. @CMPunk vs. @WWEDanielBryan had one of the best bouts that I can recall seeing in years.
Was it better than WM28 Undertaker vs. HHH? Not in my view but it was damn close and considering the atmosphere at OTL compared to Miami that’s a viable compliment. Plus, regarding Taker-HHH, I’m biased because I had the opportunity to call that one. Just being honest.
Punk vs. Bryan has the personality traits of some of the business great, mat rivalries where seemingly every time out a great match occurred.
…to see Punk vs. Bryan Sunday night at OTL on PPV was amazingly refreshing to me. They were virtually seamless, had animalistic intensity, dehabilitating strikes, crippling and painful submissions and told an overwhelmingly compelling story.”
JR on WWE continuing the Punk-Bryan Rivalry: “It would appear that WWE has found lightning in a bottle with the two, former independent grapplers who paid their dues time and time again for little money to earn the opportunity to play at the highest level in the business, the WWE.
Punk and Bryan certainly are not ‘8X10 guys’ but are two superbly conditioned, highly skilled, physically and mentally tough athletes who have sprinkled in just enough ‘show biz’ to make each man a uniquely marketable package.
Hopefully we will be treated to more of these two men in the future. This rivalry has unlilmited potential including the opportunity for an Ironman Match, 30 or 60 minutes, among many other show stealers.
Punk vs. Bryan Sunday night would have held up in any era of the business that I’ve personally been involved and that takes us back to the mid 70’s. Bravo to both men. I wish that the WWE had a locker room full of CM Punk’s and Daniel Bryan’s.”
JR on the Fatal Fourway match at Over the Limit: “The Fatal Fourway at OTL was another outstanding outing where all four performers had their ‘moments’ and the match had many momentum swings. Sheamus is a big, tough lad who is getting more popular by the week and because of his tireless work ethic the Irishman deserves all the success that’s coming his way. I enjoy Sheamus a great deal because he comes to work with a lunch pail mentality and appears to truly enjoy physicality.”
JR praises a Diva: “Of all the talents on WWE TV right now, the individual who has adapted, in my view, the best in a new role and that I enjoy watching perform on TV each week is Eve. She’s perfect in her role and gets better at it each week.”
JR Talks Raw in Richmond: “Raw is in Richmond tonight where it was that I think I had my first TV assignment for Jim Crockett Promotions after the UWF buyout. Bob Caudle and I hosted JCP’s secondary show, NWA Pro Wrestling, just prior to Tony Schiavone and David Crockett going out and doing the ‘A’ show Worldwide Wrestling.”
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