Jim Ross posted his latest blog at JRSBBQ.com, looking at tonight's Royal Rumble PPV. Here are some highlights:
Stars to look out for:
Throughout the Rumble match, talents will be provided specific opportunities to make themselves stand out and become more marketable thus making them more valuable to their employer. At no time of the PPV year does 'maximize one's minutes' ever hold more true.
If, for example, Roman Reigns eliminates a dozen men, which would be one more than Kane's record of 11, then Reigns can notch his gun even if he doesn't win the Royal Rumble. Big E Langston is another young talent to keep an eye on tonight.
Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt:
I've got Daniel Bryan beating Bray Wyatt but if it goes the other way I won't be shocked. I can see an argument made for each participant to win in this match. As a matter of fact, the more I think about it, the more I see Wyatt grinding out a physical victory.
It's official...Bray Wyatt will be the winner vs. Daniel Bryan.
Brock Lesnar vs. The Big Show
Part time superstar and full time badass Brock Lesnar has to get on a roll to monetize his obvious upside so I've got Lesnar beating Big Show. Brock using a fan favorite finisher, the 'F5,' on the near 500 pounder would be impressive. Something tells me that if Lesnar wasn't aligned with the masterful Paul Heyman that the former Golden Gopher would be a MAJOR fan favorite in WWE. What is there to detest? Exactly....Heyman! (That's a compliment by the way.)
Tickets on sale for his shows:
Visit ticketmaster.com for tickets for 'RINGSIDE: An Evening with Jim Ross' in NYC on Saturday March 1 at the Gramercy Theater and in NOLA at the House of Blues during WM30 week on Thursday night April 3. I'll be doing two shows each night and VIP tickets include a meet and greet and photo op. The venues themselves have more info and tickets as well.
Much more is contained in Ross' latest blog, including his thoughts on who will win the WWE Championship match tonight, how strategic the show is creatively, CM Punk drawing #1 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.