Jim Ross Blog: Raw Thoughts, Vince McMahon/The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan/Gawker Lawsuit


Jim Ross had a new blog following Raw, here are some highlights

on The McMahon
The McMahon added stipulation to the HIAC match for control of RAW featuring Shane McMahon vs The Undertaker has generated a fair amount of speculation. That’s good as at least folks are talking about the match and the event more, or so it seems.

I see Taker wining at Wrestlemania but stranger things could happen as this, as in most pro wrestling storylines, can go multiple, ‘right ways.’ You can bet the farm that WWE is not going to squander the Undertaker’s ‘retirement’ without marketing it to the hilt.

on Terry Funk
Loved seeing the beloved, grizzled veteran Terry Funk on RAW as he gave Dean Ambrose a helluva ‘rub’ just as Mick Foley did earlier. Hope WWE has viable plans for Ambrose post ‘Mania and after he’s likely physically decimated by Brock Lesnar in Texas. If the soundtrack is spot on, Ambrose can ‘get over’ in a big way even in a losing effort against the @HeymanHustle meal ticket. That’s great for a broadcaster to be able to go into a major match and know that both participants can come out smelling like my Mama’s Cinnamon Apple Chocolate Dumplings if all goes well.

on AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho
Looking forward to the AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho bout at WM32 and a Styles win will help him continue to evolve upward on WWE cards. There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that AJ won’t be a viable main eventer for WWE and I express those sentiments on future AXSTV, NJPW TV shows where I’m allowed to be open minded and free speaking but all the while keeping the focus on what you are seeing.

on Hulk Hogan/Gawker
It is ‘highly unlikely’, credit to Gorilla Monsoon, that the Hulkster will ever get all his money that he recently was awarded from the Gawker law suit. However I do think that he will score some serious change at least it would be serious cash for a red neck, wannabe BBQ mogul like me. I’d love to see Hogan get compensated for his issues as he will likely be much more discerning with matters such as this in the future while the late Gorilla Monsoon might exclaim, “WILL YOU STOP?!” For those pontificating as to whether or not Hulk will ever return to WWE in some role I will state for the record that it would be ‘highly unlikely’ if he did NOT return to WWE even if it was a one off type of booking sometime in the future. Obviously, Wrestlemania Texas isn’t in the cards or so I would think. Just my two cents but Hulk Hogan is too big a part of the foundation of WWE to be ‘exiled’ forever.

Check out the full blog at JR’s BBQ

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