Jim Ross Blog: Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, Randy Orton, WWE Reaction to UFC 200


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

on Brock Lesnar at UFC 200
Lesnar looked beastly winning a unanimous decision over Mark Hunt who couldn’t stay upright long enough to land then necessary, heavy punches to disable the former WWE Champion. Lesnar was in magnificent condition while earning at least $2.5M for the night’s work with likely much more coming via pay per view bonuses. Brock made weight at 265 but looked to be back up to 280ish by fight time and was as agile and quick and athletic as I’ve seen hin in a good while.

on Lesnar fighting again
I’d be shocked to hear that Lesnar was not going to fight again in the UFC. There are too many winners in this formula notwithstanding it creates a significant new, payday for Lesnar which keeps him happy, gets WWE a ton of global media stretch plus it creates a potential, organic storyline for WWE to utilize for Brock’s next WWE event after said, UFC fight. I’d keep any subsequent UFC fights for Brock away from Wrestlemania but where there is big money involved, deals can quickly be made and likey will be made.

on Randy Orton
Randy Orton is next for Lesnar at Summer Slam in Brooklyn August 20 in the sold out Barclay Center airing on the WWE Network. I’m curious to see how WWE sets this one up on TV and how, if any, that it may be impacted by the upcoming WWE Draft. There is no viable reason that Lesnar vs Orton shouldn’t be a terrific, in ring bout but that will be largely influenced by the build up to the match which is about episodic, compelling storytelling.

on WWE to announce this match ahead of UFC 200
It was smart and strategic of WWE to announce this match ahead of UFC 200 as it was brought up endlessly throughout the build to Saturday night’s big event including post fight media.

Check out the full blog at JR’s BBQ

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