A new Jim Ross blog has been posted over at JRsBarBQ.com and below are some highlights.
“Many fans of Bray Wyatt are making their presence known that they are not pleased with Bray’s creative. I feel that Bray Wyatt is a potential main event talent without question but I see him as a character baby face somewhere down the road. The ‘fire fly’ entrance feels like a fan favorite presentation and that much support makes it hard to motivate a live audience to boo the proposed villain.
Not sure what’s going on with Randy Orton who apparently or so it’s rumored has concussion issues but was allowed to make a cameo at Backlash, of which I’m confident was under doctor’s care. BTW Orton helping Kane defeat Wyatt did not offend me as it apparently did some fans.
AJ Styles is the best, full time, in ring performer in WWE for my money. AJ’s win was timely and he was the most ‘over’ talent on the show. Good booking to make AJ the WWE Champion as he can have superb matches with virtually anyone on the SD Live roster. My only mild complain was that the pace of the AJ-Ambrose match was so fast that the two talents did not make the time to adequately sell some of their dynamic moves. Bottom line is that I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation and felt like it was was the best match that Ambrose has had in WWE.
It never ceases ot amaze me why some fans are so disturbed at the money that @CMPunk earned at UFC 203 in Cleveland Saturday night which was a reported 500K plus what Punk wil earn for all the PPV’s that he sold for the event. The PPV number could easily push Punk’s earnings to in excess of 1M. UFC and Dana White made a brilliant strategical signing of Punk was was signed to provide a much needed buzz to the event coming on the heels of UFC 200 and the McGregor vs Diaz fight. Punk wasn’t signed to make any one forget GSP, for example, but to help market and sell PPV’s of which he did. Plus, Mickey Gall got a great rub and a unique launch to his UFC career as well so it seems that this was a win for everyone in the equation.”