WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently updated the blog at his official website, JRsBarBQ.com, with his thoughts on this past Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view and more. Below are some of the highlights.
On the WWE TLC pay-per-view overall and the AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor match: “Enjoyed watching WWE TLC on the WWE Network from my home in Norman. The last two bouts were, as they were designed to be, the proper show closers. AJ vs The Demon was the best match of the night and one that I am somewhat sure that we will see again some day as it’s simply too good to not feature again when it can receive a more structured and timely creative build.
“Even though the match was ‘creatively cold’ the two talented men made their own story within their match by simply trying to beat their opponent. Simple, right? Even in ‘show biz fighting’ the participants main goal should always be to ‘win,’ bottom line. That’s really always the story in any athletic contest, whether it be show biz or main stream sports.”
On WWE Survivor Series rumors: “From the rumor mill, IF Rollins/Ambrose face the Usos at Survivor Series in Houston NOV 19, I fully expect that match to blow most of the card away no matter what else is booked. You heard it here first. Those two teams have the ability to re-create the tag team scene in WWE and make tag team wrestling as in vouge as WWE has done with the women grapplers.
“Based on what I have heard the Survivor Series card is going to be loaded with RAW vs SDLIve bouts that should facilitate the talents to have some fresh bouts with new people which always seems to make things better.”
On Impact Wrestling severing ties with co-founder Jeff Jarrett: “Troubling to hear that Impact Wrestling has severed ties with co-founder Jeff Jarrett within the past few hours. Jeff had taken a leave of absence, which generally isn’t a good news sort of thing, and then was permanently separated from Anthem the now parent company of Impact wrestling. I am pulling for Impact, their talents and personnel in a big way but as long as they have a weak USA TV clearance, any success that they may have in the future likely will be limited. If they can create some new stars and produce solid TV shows, who knows in this wacky world of TV with so many options for a company to utilize including digital.
“In the meanwhile, I hope that Jeff Jarrett resurfaces as he’s expected to do. Jeff is a wrestling lifer, like me, and this is what he loves and knows best. Regarding any other issues that may or may not be prevalent, I can only hope that all these issues are remedied in a timely manner for Jeff and all involved. Attempting to launch a national pro wrestling show may be one of the more daunting exercises that any company can endure in this marketplace.”