|By Raj Giri||October 18, 2012 | Comments|
Source: JR's BBQJim Ross posted his latest blog at JRSBBQ.com. Here are some highlights.
Ryback vs. CM Punk at HIAC: "Ryback vs. CM Punk in the main event inside HIAC in Atlanta is something that I never foresaw coming this quickly but I';m excited to see the bout. I have no preconceived notion of how it will go but my guts say it won't be a scientific masterpiece but will be physical, straightforward and smash mouth.
"The Raw broadcast this Monday should tell us even more about this matchup. Certainly Ryback is on a roll, has yet to lose or to ever compete inside Hell in a Cell so this main event has several viable unanswered questions that, as a fan, I like.
"@CMPunk as been on top of his game in recent weeks and when we look back on his career some day in the future I feel that objective observers can honestly say that we are seeing some of the WWE Champions's best performances ever at this point in time."
Jerry Lawler at SmackDown this past Tuesday: "Great to see the King back in an arena Tuesday night in Memphis making a cameo appearance to the live audience in Jerry's home town. His recovery has been miraculous as is the mere fact that he survived the massive heart attack. I think about him every time I sit in his chair on Monday night Raw and am anxious to see him back at work."
Mark Henry's return: "Enjoyed talking to Mark Henry, although briefly, at the game, and he looked great and I know that he's excited about his pending return to WWE. Mark is a big, no pun intended, UT fan and his day at the Texas State Fair likely wasn't as enjoyable as mine but I've been on the other side of the corndog a few times myself in the storied rivalry that ranks with the best rivalries in all of sports."
Team Hell No: "Team Hell No albeit in a most unique manner have created awareness in the WWE tag team scene over the past several weeks. People are actually talking in positive terms about the tag teams in WWE. The finals of the tag team tournament will be this Monday on RAW in the Meadowlands and given Rey Mysterio's illness I'd give the nod to Team Rhodes Scholars in becoming the #1 contenders for the tag titles. I said it on TV and I meant it, Rhodes and Sandow have demonstrated the best, true tag team skill set of any of the tag team challengers."
Dolph Ziggler: "It seems like more and more each week that @HeelZiggler aka Dolph Ziggler is taking on more of the personality traits of @ShawnMichaels had back in the day. I'm not saying that Ziggler is going to surpass arguably the greatest in ring performer ever but if one had to pick a guy to study and to emulate to a certain degree then Ziggler has picked the right guy. Showoff equates to Showstopper as Dolph and Shawn have similar athletic traits and confident attitude. As Ziggler continues to become more natural on the MIC the comparisons will likely grow."
Much more is contained in Ross' latest blog, including his thoughts on filling in for Lawler, the challenges of commentating a three hour broadcast, his chemistry with Michael Cole, Big Show vs. Sheamus at HIAC, Antonio Cesaro, Del Rio and much more. You can check out the full entry by clicking here.
Also, don't forget to order some of JR's BBQ Sauce, which is great for the kitchen and the grill, at WWEShop.com by clicking here.
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