Jim Ross Blogs: Nexus In War Games, Returning To RAW & More
On WWE's tryout camp this weekend: WWE is expecting north of 50 individuals, both male and female, to their tryout camp today thru Sunday. I will be at the camp all day Saturday and Sunday. One never knows what to expect during these 'pot luck' affairs but my wish is that if there are 50 or so wannabes that WWE can find 2-3 keepers. Let's just hope that all are in acceptable, athletic shape as I, personally, have no time for those that show up too out of shape to put their skills on display.
On returning to Raw or PPVs: It is truly gratifying that so many fans miss my work on TV as there is not a day that goes by that someone doesn't Tweet us @JRsBBQ or email this website. If I'm not careful it could inflate my 'ego' but we all know that I already admit to having a sizable ego. For some reason, fans have asked if I would accept reassignment to Monday Night Raw and/or PPV's. The answer is obviously yes. But why? Simply because I'm a team player and what ever the decision is for how I contribute to the team is simply the way that it will be. I don't look to go back onto weekly TV commentary but making a cameo here and there is a remote possible. Obviously, what WWE person wouldn't want to be a part of WM27? If I am once again there and if I only watch the event as a fan, that will be fine but 'players' always want to 'play' if they can and many of us veterans generally feel that we have just a little more to give or at least that's usually our mindset.
On The Nexus in War Games: Is the War Games a concept suited for The Nexus? It certainly might work but it adds yet another steel cage into the PPV equation. Steel cages, in any form, and frequent title changes seem to be over utilized from my personal perspective in general within the biz. Plus, although I like Nexus very much, they all have a long way to go and need significant ring time to hone their skills to a perennial main event level and there is no guarantee that all 7 can or will succeed in such. I do feel that Nexus is the freshest thing to come along in WWE in a good while so I am more than happy as a fan to watch this faction grow and develop and and to wait and see what happens down the road.