Jim Ross Blogs: Vince McMahon-TNA, Otunga, Cuts
By Ryan Clark | May 24, 2010 |
On Roster Cuts: Yes...making cuts on any roster are necessary on a somewhat systematic basis to keep the roster fresh, create new match ups, provide a buzz for the fans, to facilitate opportunities to new talents, and to maximize budgets, to name a few of the many reasons. These decisions are never easy ones to make but they are essential if a business wants to improve and grow. Even in the territory days when promoters/decision makers were reluctant to move talent they often times regretted it. Fans want to see 'new' and it is incumbent upon the establishment to provide 'new.'
On David Otunga: No...David Otunga is not 'guaranteed' to be a main event level, WWE Superstar but he seemingly possesses many of the tools that one looks for when wanting to develop a star. Much like the Mir question, how well Otunga melds into the fabric of the system, how hard he pushes himself, can he catch a break or two along the way, can he stay healthy, and will he work overtime to improve every level of his game are a few of the questions that can only be answered in time. I do like the potential of Otunga nonetheless...
On WrestleMania In Stadiums: No...I am not a fan of open air stadiums for Wrestlemania events. The reason is simple, Mother Nature. She answers to no one and rain, lightning, etc can potentially destroy the biggest WWE event of the year. My question is, why take the chance? Plus, I can tell you from experience, WM9 and WM24, that the noise level often times evades the stadiums that have no roof.
On Vince McMahon Investing In TNA: No...I seriously doubt if McMahon has invested the first nickel in TNA and can't really understand why this question was asked. That one was a little bit too much 'Oliver Stone.'