JR Blog: WWE Royal Rumble 2015 PPV Reactions, Ponders If WWE Should Remove #1 Contender Stipulation For Rumble Winner

Jim Ross checked in with a post-Royal Rumble 2015 blog, here are some of the highlights

on the Philly crowd:
I watched the Royal Rumble from my Philly hotel room, The Monaco which is an awesome hotel by the way, on my iPad via the WWE Network. No technical glitches whatsoever. The Philly crowd really impacted the event specifically the closing moments of the Rumble match. It was obvious that the largely, ‘heel crowd’ wanted Daniel Bryan to win the Rumble even though Daniel Bryan isn’t a heel. It was certainly a unique atmosphere in the Wells Fargo Center Sunday night.

on Roman Reigns:
Roman Reigns is now in touchy situation and how he comes out of all this is going to be provocative to follow. The Rock had some of the same issues back in the day when he debuted as in the infamous :”Die Rocky Die” chants and signs we used to see. seen Reigns as a big star in the future and I’m curious to see it Sunday night’s experiences will help him in the long haul.

What if Reigns shockingly aligned himself with Paul Heyman and the two of them conspired to beat Lesnar at WM31? Stranger things have happened.

on Cena/Lesnar/Rollins title match:
Loved the WWE Title match at the Rumble and all three men, Lesnar, Cena and Rollins impressed me throughout the match and I will admit that I was surprised that Lesnar retained his title which I hope indicates that Brock is sticking around WWE after WM31 but we won’t know as much until that day comes. Lesnar doesn’t need to be on RAW every week but he does need to be on there more than he was in 2014 IMO but something tells me that there is something eating at Lesnar regarding the way he left UFC.

on eliminating the world title contender stipulation from the Rumble:
Perhaps its just me but is getting an automatic Title berth at WrestleMania a good idea for the Rumble match winner. Am I over thinking this matter or does the stipulation really narrow the field to only a small handful of viable candidates?

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