JR Blog: Paul Heyman, Stephanie McMahon “Top Talkers” In WWE, Jon Stewart, Brock Lesnar

Jim Ross checked in with a post-Raw blog, here are some highlights:

on Paul Heyman’s Raw Promo
On a broadcast that was heavy on promos/talk, HeymanHustle aka Paul Heyman formerly professionally known as Paul E Dangerly and Paul E Dangerously among other thing that we cannot print here, only kidding, stole the show. Great intensity on his promo because Paul believed every word that he said and his words were just that, his words, and not those provided him by a third party. If you want to study how to craft a promo, listen to this one.

on Stephanie McMahon “Top Talker” In WWE
Stephanie McMahon rocked her promo segment with John Cena and she rivals Heyman, in my opinion, as the two, top talkers on RAW Monday night. Hopefully, more of the in ring talent will perfect their verbal skills sooner than later which will be a great addition to the marathon-like, three hour RAW broadcasts.

on Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart also represented himself well on the mic with his interactions with Seth Rollins and, no, I don’t think that Rollins being kicked in the Spaulding’s by a TV host is going to retard Rollins professional growth. Lots of people are talking about Rollins & Stewart and that’s not a bad thing while garnering outside the wresting box publicity heading into WrestleMania.

on Brock Lesnar
Saw Brock Lesnar while attending UFC 184 this past Saturday in LA. He caused quite the stir with UFC fans in Los Angeles and likely raised the stakes in his negotiations with WWE and, perhaps even Viacom/Bellator/Spike TV. At Brock’s age and with his past medical history, I’d recommend him to re-sign with WWE, make more appearances which would make his sponsors, like Jimmy John’s, by the way they make a helluva sandwich, and perhaps even allow Brock to better monetize that arrangement. More people will see Brock wrestling on RAW than will ever see him on any UFC PPV. The number of eyes on Lesnar via WWE over a 12 month period will blow away the numbers that he would garner in UFC or in Bellator. Plus, it would be safer one has to believe. My gut says that Brock would love to go back to UFC and end his MMA career on his terms but I’m beginning to wonder if that is the best, long term plan for him. I have great respect for Brock Lesnar and he was certainly one of the top two or three all time recruits e signed while I was in WWE and I’m looking at this scenario as to what’s best physically for the athlete who has a young family. Nonetheless at the end of the day we all have to be happy with what we are doing for our life’s work and that decision ultimately can only be made by Brock himself. I will be a fan of his work no matter where he lands.

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