Jim Ross Blog: WWE Extreme Rules 2016 Thoughts, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Fan Reaction An “Embarrassment”


Jim Ross had a new blog talking about Extreme Rules, here are the highlights

on AJ Styles
AJ Styles proved that he is as good as if not better than anyone in WWE today and in recent memory IMO with his amazing, unselfish outing vs WWE Champion Roman Reigns. Both men delivered and both deserve to be applauded for their efforts and their desire to entertain the fans. Unfortunately, as I mentioned earlier, some fans would have none of it.

on Seth Rollins
Nice to see Seth Rollins healthy and back on TV and he helps the WWE lay of the land immediately. I think Rollins needs to be a heel now and when he turns on those cheering him that can be attained. However it’s likely that some defiant fans will cheer Rollins even though the talent that they allegedly support is working his tail off to be booed.

on Cody Rhodes
Best wishes to Cody Rhodes as he is beginning a new chapter of his professional life after requesting and being granted his release from WWE. It is customary when a talent asks for a release with time remaining on their contract that the release is granted conditionally and the talents generally can’t wrestle for another company that has a television program on national TV until the previously agreed upon terms of the contract have been satisfied. I am unaware of how these matters are handled today. Nonetheless, Cody will be fine going forward as he has too much going for him to fail.

on fans being an embarrassment
The live audience chanting “You Can’t Wrestle” at Roman Reigns was an embarrassment.

Fans don’t have to like a talent if that’s their choice but to express such a snarky, “listen to me” chant just doesn’t seem like a good thing. At times, these chants feel that they are from self absorbed, attention starved fans who feel compelled to make sure that everyone within ear shot knows how they feel. I get the theory that if I pay my money I can say whatever it is that I want but is that actually necessary?

Obviously these fans don’t feel so strongly about their opinions that they do not attend said events.

Check out the full blog at JR’s BBQ

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