Jim Ross Blogs: Morrison's Push, RAW, Punk-Cena, More
On Last Night's Raw: MNR certainly had its share of moments the night after the TLC PPV. It speaks to the WWE's commitment to come off a solid PPV on Sunday with a stellar Monday night show. It also speaks volumes regarding the athletes/performers mindset and work ethic to forge ahead after a challenging 'night at the office' in Houston where many of their bodies were introduced to tables, ladders and chairs.
On Punk vs. Cena: The issue that started tonight between John Cena and C.M. Punk has my curiosity. I think that these two will have some stellar bouts when they finally wrestle. Punk is very hungry to re-establish himself as a dominate, singles performer. Punk and Cena can also carry the verbal load of this main event level issue.
On Daniel Bryan vs. Regal: Loved the short albeit competitive and well wrestled Daniel Bryan vs. William Regal match. I'm likely too 'old school' but I would have no issues watching these two men compete in a multiple segment match any time. Broadcasters that have the opportunity to call a match such as this should seize the moment because they don't come along as often as they once did.
On John Morrison: The evolution of John Morrison continues. As many have pointed out over time and of which I agree, John has some young HBK tendencies/mannerisms but his biggest step, in this fan's eye, is recently demonstrating more physical toughness in the ring. It reminds of when HBK added another layer to his body of work many years ago on PPV against Mick Foley aka Mankind in what was essentially a physical war. Some 'experts' on Twitter feel that Morrison's verbal skills are an issue but I don't. Morrison should simply be himself and grow into his main event skin and never allow himself to be perceived as disingenuous. Bottom line is that it takes time and patience for one to move to and subsequently stay at the elite level of any company.
On Booker T: BTW #2 it seemed to me that Booker T was in excellent shape when we spoke on Sunday afternoon in Houston. That statement will likely fuel ample speculation and I'm not saying that Booker wants to or ever will step back in the ring but, as always, one never says never in this biz. With two beautiful twin children just coming into this world, I don't ever see Booker T going back on the road full time. Nonetheless it was great seeing him and his lovely wife Sharmell. Ol Book did quite well in the wife department, much like yours truly, as he 'out punted his coverage.'
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