Jim Ross Blog: WWE Fastlane 2016 Reactions, AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar Thoughts


Jim Ross had a new post-Fastlane 2016 blog, here are some highlights

on Fastlane 2016 main event
The main event was really solid whether one likes the chosen winner or not. Reigns winning has some hardcore fans on the ledge it seems because it was predictable which doesn’t bother me whatsoever. I thought Reigns would continue on the journey that has been outlined by WWE. Reigns roadmap to Wrestlemania is what it is and I choose to let this matter play out before convicting the entire storyline. In other words I am adhering to the old philosophy of “Lighten Up Francis” as it’s pro wrestling and not life or death, real life situations.

Brock Lesnar is as unique an athlete as I’ve ever seen in the pro wrestling business and I’ve been a fan for over 50 years. Lesnar is WWE’s most charismatic star only to perhaps be rivaled in the charisma department by the newly signed Nakamura.

Babyface Ambrose vs babyface Lesnar, if it happens at ‘Mania, isn’t resonating with me just yet but there is no doubt that it will be a compelling presentation come April 3.

on AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho
AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho was an excellent match. Enjoyed the pace but a little more timely selling would have helped it. Jericho kicked out of the ‘Styles Clash’ which mildly surprised me and has apparently infuriated some of the IWC. Nonetheless a good night for AJ.

on overall show impressions
I thought the show was overall a solid presentation that had some good moments but it also had its ugly moments. Many fans of the vocal nature doth protest loudly but is that news? I think not as it’s seemingly the norm these days. I might be wrong but it seems that too many fans are obsessed way too much regarding pro wrestling creative.

The show featured too many wrestlers who did not sell with consistency which is becoming a head scratcher and it’s a sad commentary as to where the business is apparently heading. I wonder at times if the decision makers who are running various wrestling companies even closely watch their own product and not only WWE. Talents seem to be hellbent on getting their ‘sh*t’ in and little else.

Check out the full blog at JR’s BBQ

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