Jim Ross Blogs (Again): Orton's Injury, Announcers, Punk
By Ryan Clark | May 24, 2010 |
On The Over The Limit PPV: "Over the Limit' was a solid PPV...not extraordinary as in 'off the hook' but very solid at times. It also had it's share of bad luck and ill timed mishaps in the form of injuries. I've always said that the biz isn't ballet and tonight spoke volumes to that theory.
On CM Punk: C.M. Punk got 13-15 staples in his head as a result of his hair raising and hair losing match to Rey Mysterio. This match essentially had to be restarted after Punk got busted open and needed medical care and restart it did! Punk resembled the Dynamite Kid and took his offense to a complete another gear. Very impressive stuff. Joey Styles Twittered that Rey gave Punk the Hulk Hogan haircut. That was just downright mean from 'Stocky Balboa.' I had a 'jaw dropping' moment watching the offensive sequence right after Punk resumed his assault on Mysterio after the SES leader's cut was temporarily addressed. That was a special moment and file it away and let's see when Punk brings that motivation and passion back out.
On The PPV Announcing: The announcer banter through out the night was entertaining at times. I like differing opinions and we got those Sunday night. Like it or not it is better than a 'love-fest' at the announce table. I used to get legit angry at Paul Heyman back in the day and it added a very unique element to our broadcasts not to mention me getting started on blood pressure meds. Seemed like King and Cole collaborated on 'Nat' I mean Striker at times during the evening. Some of their dialog made me smile which isn't easy to do after three bouts of Bells palsy.
On Orton's Injury: Randy Orton's apparent shoulder injury, I can't be sure if it is a shoulder or the seriousness of the injury, really had a profound affect on the PPV. The Orton-Edge match ended as best it could by most standards. Orton, obvious and excruciating pain gutted it out to his credit. After this match the show seemed to valley somewhat until the final bout. If, big if, it is Randy's shoulder, it won't be the first time that RKO has suffered shoulder issues. Officials will know more Monday regarding Randy's status. Hopefully this will be a deal where Orton's off for only a brief period of time and won't require any surgery to tighten up the shoulder. OU, now Minnesota Viking running back, Adrian Peterson had the same issues his freshman year at Oklahoma but surgery took care of his issues and he did not miss that much time.
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