Jim Ross posted his latest blog on his JRs Bar-B-Q website, talking about Ryback’s current contract situation and WWE status, the recent booking of Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, Rusev, and more. You can read some highlights below:
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.
Remember, conversing and not confronting will get you the results that you seek more often than not.
JR comments on the Women’s Championship picture:
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.
Always good to see Becky Lynch getting back involved. The Irish lass is one of the most underrated, WWE talents on the roster. Good to see Emma beginning to get her earned due, too.
Rusev becoming the #1 contender to the US Title:
Rusev winning the US Title #1 contenders battle royal did not bother me as I’m one who thought that Rusev was on his way to really being special when his winning steak was prematurely ended. The key with this victory is the always prominent ‘follow up.’
How ‘Bullet Club’ has been introduced on WWE TV thus far:
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.