Jim Ross checked in with a Monday afternoon blog before Raw, here are some highlights:
on Raw heading into Royal Rumble 2015
The two primary pieces of business that have to have intense focus placed on them tonight on RAW are the Rumble match itself and the WWE World Title bout featuring Champion Brock Lesnar, John Cena and the new kid on the block Seth Rollins. For me, this year’s Rumble is about as unpredictable as any WWE has produced in a long while. I’m sticking with the eternal underdog Daniel Bryan to win the Rumble match and it’s certainly possible that Bryan faces Rollins at WM31. That would be a fresh bout and the two men would likely have a match for the ages. Lesnar is the wild card because we don’t know if he’s staying with WWE or going back to MMA when his WWE contract concludes after ‘Mania. Cena is the company’s biggest star by far and really doesn’t need the title to remain as such IMO which adds to the unpredictability to the match. Curious to see how WWE utilizes all the legends that will be on the RAW broadcast tonight and if any of them figure into the Rumble or have any conflicts with The Authority. Another wildcard is Roman Reigns and what his role will be come Sunday and subsequently at WM31.
on Brock Lesnar retaining
After all this speculation wouldn’t it be interesting if Lesnar retains Sunday in Philly and then headlines WM31 against either Bryan or Reigns? Lots of balls in the air it seems which kee many fans like me on our toes trying to figure out what’s going on. I’ve found that it’s much easier to simply not over think these matters and just enjoy the events as they happen and then evaluate what one has seen.
on Wrestlemania 31
The Rumble has the potential to really jump start the Road to WrestleMania and I’m anxious to enjoy it on the WWE Network. This is a great opportunity for WWE to get people talking about the Royal Rumble which in turn helps promote WM31.
on Alberto Del Patron signing with Lucha Underground
Saw Where Alberto El Patron made his debut on Lucha Underground which seems to be a good ‘get’ for the fledging promotion.
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