Jim Ross has a new blog entry up at https://www.JRSBARBQ.com/ Here are the highlights…
On Survivor Series: The conclusion of the Survivor Series seemed to provide more questions than answers regarding the focal point of the promotion, the free or fired stipulation put on John Cena. One has to assume that there will be significant follow up on this matter on Monday Night Raw from Orlando. Will we be surprised at what we hear on Raw? Will Cena indeed be leaving WWE? How could Cena be reprieved?
On Danielson and Kaval: Enjoyed some of the younger talents, in WWE years, Sunday night on PPV. Some guys took advantage of their minutes which is essential and absolutely mandatory especially for young talents trying to establish themselves on the next level. Thought the PPV started well with Bryan vs. DiBiase. Young Ted is more effective when he is overly aggressive and I enjoyed this match. I'm also a fan of Daniel Bryan and his style. Good to see Kaval compete in a WWE PPV bout after all his year's of paying his dues. I like Kaval's style and have always been a fan of Ziggler's in ring work. Dolph had some excellent bouts with Rey Mysterio a year or so ago and I feel that Kaval could also really light it up versus Rey down the road.
On Morrison vs. Sheamus: Morrison vs. Sheamus featured two men that WWE has seemingly advanced more at this time than some of the aforementioned athletes and Morrison upsetting Sheamus surprised me. I did not see that one coming which made the match end up being more enjoyable. IMO Morrison has a 'touch' of a young HBK in him in some shape, form or fashion and we can only hope that some day Morrison will be compared to the legendary Shawn Michaels in more detail. However, there are miles to travel before that might happen as performers like HBK come along once in a generation if we're lucky. Nonetheless, the more physical Morrison is the better I personally like him as opposed to the more 'finesse' version of Morrison. John was very physical at Survivor Series. Sheamus is a keeper, without question, whose best days are obviously still ahead of him even though Sheamus has had a taste of what it's like to be WWE Champion. And, yes, I get the fact that Sheamus is the first "Irish born WWE Champion." Got it. Check. 10-4.
On Beth Phoenix: Good to see Beth Phoenix back on TV and congrats to Nattie Neidhart for winning the Divas Title. I would love to see WWE be able to put more time into the Divas area of the promotion as we get tons of emails from folks who are fans of the female athletes. Nonetheless no one can wave a magic wand and recreate the magic that Trish and Lita, among many others, possessed back in the day.
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