Jim Ross Blog: Will Ospreay vs Ricochet, WWE brand separation, Draft Show, Comments on Chris Jericho Heat Rumors


Jim Ross had a new Monday blog, here are some highlights

on WWE brand separation
The announcement of the upcoming WWE brand separation has created endless speculation as to how WWE will successfully accomplish what they did not accomplish the first time the brand separation occurred. I’ve outlined many of my thoughts on this matter in previous blogs posted over the past few days here on the site. Check them out as they are quick reads and will provide you a sense of where I think this potentially, rewarding move may evolve.

on Draft Show
I’d love to see WWE do the Draft Show on their network and make it a 2 hour, or more, show to make it as special as possible. The viewers won’t perceive the Draft to be momentous unless it is presented as such. The start to making this brand separation, Smackdown going LIVE on Tuesdays on the USA Network, etc scenario to be big league is to produce a big league, Draft Day broadcast. I assume that the three hour RAW window will likely be used to consummate the Draft and to launch three, separate rosters.

on Will Ospreay vs Ricochet
I watched the Will Ospreay vs Ricochet bout that has been the center of attention over the past few days and found the match to be a uniquely told story with an abundance of athleticism, high risk move sets and, most of all, great passion. I certainly give the match a stellar grade but I realize that it might not be everyone’s favorite sauce but that’s not a sin. Could the talents have slowed down a cadence and sold/registered a bit more? Of course they could and if they had it would have generated even more emotions to take away from the MOTY candidate. Pro wrestling needs diversity in multiple areas including the in ring presentations of today’s athletes.

on Chris Jericho
I have no idea who Chris Jericho was referring to in a recent tweet from @IAmJericho, and nor do I care, but I do know that he wasn’t calling The Ross Report a “hack podcast” when speaking of former WWE writers appearing on other podcasts. Some fans insist that Chris was dissing us but I strongly disagree. Chris and I have been friends since Jerry Brisco and I convinced him to leave WCW for WWE which ended up making all involved a bunch of cash.

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