Jim Ross Blogs: The Miz, Lawler's TLC Match, & More
On Lawler's TLC Match: Loved the Miz-Lawler show closer in the impromptu TLC bout for the WWE Title. I thought a really solid story was told, that the pacing of the match was at a level that could be easily processed and, equally as important, retained, and the closing moments had ample twists and turns that made a somewhat predictable conclusion appear to be up for grabs.
On The Miz: WWE Champion Miz's persona as a resourceful, athletic, brash, self confident, young man who is beatable on most given nights was illustrated perfectly on Raw IMO. Personally, I like those attributes in an antagonist champion. Miz's verbal skills are getting better and better and he has the opportunity to become one of the biz's best all time talkers before all is said and done if he keeps improving.
On Leslie Nielsen: The thing I remember most about being around Leslie Nielson is that he rarely was without his 'fart cushion.' He loved to create noise 'o flatulence and would do it any time and any where. By all accounts the recently deceased actor was a joy to work with and truly enjoyed his WWE experience. I remember as a kid watching a young Leslie Nielson play the lead on a weekly, Disney TV show entitled 'The Swamp Fox.'
On The Jerry Lawler Video Package On Raw: BTW...the Lawler video package was money. Great job of editing and presentation. This established method of building up a match or a performer is just as effective today as its ever been. It was great stuff that as a viewer that I would love to see more of in the future. It certainly made some of the younger viewers aware of who the King is/was other than just being a long time announcing fixture on Raw and a WWE Hall of Fame broadcaster. Lawler's body of work inside the ring is what he's most proud of and deservedly so.
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