WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog over on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights:

- Hottest start to a Monday Night Raw that I can remember in years. The show opening brawl between Brock Lesnar and John Cena was shocking and physical. These two wasted no time verbally lambasting the other and 'passed go' and went right to the smashmouth, literally, aspect of the rivalry.

Lesnar has 'it' and his presence is stark/sobering. When the former WWE and UFC champion makes his way to the ring, all eyes are on him.

- Santino Marella is evolving into one of WWE's most well liked performers. Santino is so entertaining that many fans forget that the guy has a unique skill set that is based in Judo of which he has trained in for years.

- Brodus Clay has something special as well. Is he a traditional, big man ala a One Man Gang or a Vader? Of course not. But Clay can entertain and his desire to be a star has been evident for quite some time. His knowledge of the history of the business is impressive which, to me, translates to respect. Plus, don't judge a book by its colorful cover as Clay has legit toughness and comes from a world that few of us would want to visit.

- Dolph Ziggler has been maximizing his minutes extremely well including at WM28 and every time I see him on TV. I am a huge fan of @HEELZiggler and feel confident that he will perform his way to regular, main event status as 2012 progresses.

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