JR Blog: NXT Takeover Pre-Show Thoughts, Samoa Joe, Sasha Banks

Jim Ross had a new mid-week blog, here are some highlights:

on NXT Takeover
I will catch the WWE NXT Takeover show on the WWE Network late tonight but I fully expect it to be a stellar show. Not sure of the heath of Sami Zayn as he’s set to take on Kevin Owens but if both are 100% this could be the best match in WWE this year on any event. Loved Owens impactful debut on RAW this week and he’s ready to continue to get himself noticed with a great performance tonight. I’m a big fan of both talents and only hope that they have long term creative plans in place which is imperative once the newness of their TV personas wear off and it will.

on If WWE eventually signs Samoa Joe
If WWE eventually signs Samoa Joe, a no brainer to me, and he’s added to the talents that are already in NXT turning heads, this brand takes another giant step forward. In a perfect world and putting my old creative hat back on, tonight would be a wonderful opportunity to debut Joe on live tV on the WWE Network. That may not be in the cards just yet but one can fantasy book all one wants which is one way that I can fulfill my own personal needs to stay involved in the business that I love in addition to our Ross Report Podcasts and our RINGSIDE w/ Jim Ross Shows. Once the biz is in one’s blood, it’s hard to simply walk away and stop thinking about it. I don’t see that ever happening to me, for better or for worse.

on Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch
I’m as excited to see the Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch match tonight as any match on the card. All wrestling executives have to realize that some fans are major supporters of women’s wrestling and of tag team wrestling and neither presentation should be back burnered. The newly promoted, Assistant Head Coach, Sara Amato aka Sara del Ray is an invaluable asset to the NXT brand whether it’s working with the women or the men.

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