Jim Ross Blog: WWE Monday Night Raw, Ryback, Women’s Title situation “Reeling”, Kevin Owens, Cesaro and Sami Zayn


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

on Ryback
Sources say that WWE decided to send Ryback home after a spirited discussion regarding a new contract. Take it from me and this goes for virtually every walk of life one can imagine, it works infinitely better when one ‘converses’ and not ‘confronts’ when dealing with negotiations or most any facet of business. I’m not saying that was the case here with Ryback and WWE but it’s just good, general info for all of us to file away.

For the record, unless Ryback is going to be booked ala The Warrior, which isn’t a terrible idea, I can easily see Ryback as a large, overbearing bully of an antagonist in WWE. The character is globally relatable and I think that Ryback could pull it off. I do not know the back story on this matter but when negotiations run into the closing window of an existing contract the talent and the company find themselves in uncomfortable territory. Plus, sometime it is also good for all involved to part and begin anew.

on Anderson and Gallows
Seems to me that WWE has to accelerate the story telling of who Anderson and Gallows are and their long history with AJ Styles to allow the TV viewer to emotionally invest in what could appear to be no more than a traditional and predictable TV wrestling storyline. The ‘Bullet Club’ phenomenon is not one that has mass audience recognition. I like the faction a great deal but I’m in need of more info to help me form a better opinion on these new, TV characters. I contend that there are others that feel the same way.

on Women’s Title situation
Feels like the Women’s Title situation is reeling somewhat from Payback. I might be wrong on this one too. The way that the matter, if it does exist, is addressed is to go out and have great wrestling matches and move forward in a positive manner. Any thing else is a being unproductive. A the end of the day it is arguable to say that the WWE women’s side of their roster has never been stronger although I will always be biased toward the women in the Attitude Era locker room.

on Kevin Owens, Cesaro and Sami Zayn along with Miz
Kevin Owens, Cesaro and Sami Zayn along with Miz are putting themselves in a position to turn heads, have their popularity measured via the quarter hour TV ratings, be strong bell to bell, and create more worth for themselves as members of the roster. Maximizing minutes can equal to ‘new money. ‘

Check out the full blog at JR’s BBQ

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