JR Blog: Roman Reigns, Criticizes Bad WWE Match Finishes, Wasting a Brock Lesnar Appearance


After another tepid Monday Night Raw, Jim Ross checked in with a new blog, here are some highlights:

on Roman Reigns
Thought Roman Reigns mic work showed improvement. He seems to be the kind of talent who works much better with a bullet point format than adding the additional challenge of ‘remembering his lines’ to the always challenging promo facet of one’s game in the biz. Mic work doesn’t happen over night and too many fans show no patience while these skills are being developed. Reigns is far from the only talent on RAW that needs to work on that phase of their game. It’s an on going process that doesn’t come naturally for every talent. Reigns has great presence and knows that he has to become more proficient with his verbal game and I’m confident that will occur in time.

on WWE’s poor booking of finishes
Can you imagine how much antagonist angst a wrestling villain or support that a hero would have if there weren’t so many frustrating non conclusive endings to so many matches on TV in general on a variety of TV wrestling shows? In today’s conditioned market place, the standby and seemingly obligatory disqualification or count out decisions rarely compute to the audience. Who advances in these scenarios? If no one advances their TV persona then why have the match?

on Miz as manager
Miz was very entertaining Monday night which speaks to my premise that his greatest contribution to the business will someday be as a manager ala Paul Heyman, in a perfect world.

on Brock Lesnar
In hindsight, did Brock Lesnar need to be at RAW to simply stand next to @HeymanHustle while Paul Heyman did another, strong promo? Don’t get me wrong, it was great to see arguably the biggest star in WWE today but I was selfishly hoping for more.

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