Jim Ross Talks Kane's Return, His Rap-Off, Lesnar-Overeem, Ryder & More
Source: JR's BBQJim Ross is back with another great blog entry. Here are some highlights, you can check out the full blog at this link.
Kane's return: "I thought it was an excellent surprise and it made an impact. Where it goes from here is anyone's guess but getting back a star with Kane's name identity is viable for WWE. He also looked to be leaner and in great physical condition. I'm still amazed that many fans thought that it really wasn't Kane but an imposter or a 'new' Kane. Some even thought it was the Undertaker dressed in Kane attire."
If Monday's rap off blunder was one of his most embarrassing moments on TV: "Yes, one of them, and it was all my fault. I forgot what I wanted to say. I fumbled. Next."
The state of tag team wrestling: "Tag Teams are seemingly an afterthought and not a high priority, by and large, with most wrestling companies. Many fans, especially long time fans, miss the many great tag teams of years gone by as do I. However, I don't see the current trend changing but I hope that I'm wrong on that one. One thing is for sure and that is if several, legit teams were bonded together that, for many young fans, the tag team aspect of the genre would be new."
If Zack Ryder will be a WWE Hall of Famer: "Slow down now...Ryder has earned his shot on the TLC PPV this Sunday which is a positive for him. Let's take it one big match opportunity at a time. I do admire his ambition and drive."
Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem prediction: "I can't pick against Brock so I won't. I'm a Lesnar fan but I will say that if Lesnar doesn't destroy Overeem's vertical base quickly and aggressively, Overeem can and will knock Brock out. The former WWE Champion's standup/striking defense has to improve. Lesnar needs to dance with what 'brung him' and that is wrestling. Take Overeem down and then pound. Overeem's hand strikes and knees are toxic. Don't see this fight making it out of round two. Another question mark is if Brock is returning to the Octagon too soon after battling illness? That question will largely be answered on December 30. I am predicting a Lesnar win via stoppage. "
Much more is contained in Ross' latest blog, check it out by clicking here.
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