WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog at JRsBarBQ.com, talking all about this past Monday night's episode of WWE Raw, Randy Orton's main event match, the new focus on tag team wrestling, and much more.
On the Randy Orton-Daniel Bryan main event match:
"The highlight of the night was the strong, WWE World Title Bout featuring Orton and Bryan. Excellent story….good pacing…plenty of near falls….the live audience engaged and emotionally invested…a tried and true, villainous conclusion that put all the steam on Orton and not on the referee. Plus, the message was made loud and clear that Daniel Bryan looks to have Orton's 'number.' This was one of Orton's best matches in a good while as his chemistry with Bryan is noticeable. For the record, I can't recall the last time that I saw Daniel Bryan have a bad match. Bryan may be the definitive, best wrestler in the business at this point in time."
On the new focus WWE has on tag team wrestling:
"Enjoyed what WWE is trying to do to create an interest in the tag team scene. Multiple, solid to good tag team bouts featured on RAW … Tag Team wrestling allows multiple talents to get viable, TV exposure. Plus it builds upon their individual personalities and encourages talents to creatively mesh with their partner in some shape, form or fashion. If it's a good presentation, the fans win because the competition is enhanced and the creative directions that a tag team match can take are essentially endless. Plus, many young fans have never seen truly great tag team wrestling in their lifetime so what's old becomes new again."
Shawn Michaels appearing on Raw this week:
"Pleasantly surprised to see Shawn Michaels unadvertised appearance on RAW and his segment verbalizing with CM Punk was entertaining. It seemed as the two were mostly ad-libbing their dialog which is usually better than when a writer creates copy while role playing as the talent and then the talent being challenged to memorize their lines on show day and accurately interpret someone else's copy/creative direction in one take."