In his latest blog post, WWE Hall of Famer and BBQ Sauce Seller Jim Ross talked at length about the NXT tapings at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida and gave high praise to WWE Diva AJ Lee, who can be considered the biggest rising star in the company at the moment:
Excerpts from Jim Ross’ detailed thoughts on the NXT tapings:
“I had a great time in Orlando taping more episodes of NXT Thursday evening at Full Sail University… We had several really good bouts Thursday night as the focus of the broadcast is still in the introductory stage of presenting new, talents and talents with limited or inconsistent TV exposure…
It seemed that Jinder Mahal was a different talent in Orlando than I have seen him at times on WWE TV… I thought that Johnny Curtis and Michael McGillicutty looked promising as a tag team… Young Bo Dallas (formerly Rotundo) has an outstanding upside and he’s still just a pup. Excellent, natural instincts.
Bray Wyatt’s TV persona is one of the most unique and compelling to come along in a good while and the young athlete, who at one time wrestled as Husky Harris, has but a great deal of time and effort into his new persona. Some may compare it to the DeNiro character in Cape Fear and even Waylon Mercy back in the day but this uniquely Bray Wyatt incarnation feels new and fresh plus the athlete behind it is big and aggressive….and has youth going for him.
Drew McIntyre, who has always had potential, had one of his best days on the job with WWE, in my view, while at NXT Thursday. His match with Seth Rollins, another seemingly can’t miss prospect, was stellar…
Talented Natalya Neidhart had a really nice match with Puerto Rico’s fiery Sofia of who I’m optimistic. Raquel Diaz (Guerrero) vs. Paige was another solid, Diva outing featuring two young women who have wrestling in their blood. Paige, from England, is another young, aggressive talent on which to keep an eye. Racquel has a huge personality as that’s what her DNA has produced. We also saw a physical bout between Tamina vs. Kaitlyn which featured two of the strongest women in all the WWE. Bottom line, a really nice night for a talented group of Divas.
Especially interested in the evolution of the duo known as Ascension. This team has something special going for themselves and if they keep pushing to improve could be impactful in WWE for years to come…
The talent’s attitude is refreshing and everyone, and I mean everyone, worked hard and with great effort. Can they improve? Absolutely, we all can, and that’s what NXT is all about and those that keep bearing down and improving all phases of their game will realize their dreams if it is meant to be…”
Jim Ross on AJ Lee:
“AJ is arguably the most compelling/interesting new, WWE TV persona to come along in a a good while. She’s a provocative, girl next door, with ‘something’ not just ‘quite right’ and has her seat reserved to leave at any time on the ‘Crazy Train.'”
for JR’s full blog entry, click here.
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Source: JR's Blog