JR Blog: WWE Raw Reactions, John Cena, Stepahnie McMahon, TNA Name Change, Brock Lesnar

Raw is in the books and former commentator Jim Ross has some reactions, here are some highlights

on Cena’s promo
Cena’s serious promo was spot on as his WWE Title bout with Brock Lesnar is nothing to joke or to make light of whatsoever. Paul Heyman @HeymanHustle again cleared the bases with his promo work that seemed to motivate Cena to respond accordingly. Really good work by both men representing the main event at Summer Slam.

on Stephanie & Heyman being WWE’s top heels
Mentioned this on Twitter that I felt like WWE’s two hottest, heels were both non wrestlers in Stephanie and Heyman which is a tribute to their work but what does it say for the wrestlers who are cast in those roles?… Heyman and Steph seemingly don’t play the role of a pro wrestling villian and they come across as natural and playing an expanded role on who they really are which is where the magic lies. … Any talent ‘playing the role’ of a villain more often than not comes off as disingenuous and shallow. Be real, enhance it, or go home.

on Brock Lesnar
If Lesnar wins the WWE Title at Summer Slam, then the IC and US Titles would be well served to mean more considering that Lesnar will not be on TV weekly of which I think is fine by the way.

on TNA Changing Names
If TNA goes to another cable TV outlet IF they leave @SpikeTV, I’d seriously consider changing the name of the company and attempting to hit the reset button and get a fresh start. I’m still not convinced that Spike will rid themselves of TNA but instead re-up the brand for less money. Sources say that TNA is telling their talents that there are multiple suitors for their brand as it relates to finding another cable TV home. I hope that’s accurate for their sake.

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