Jim Ross Blog: Praises Knockouts Match, Criticizes DQ’s/Countouts, Weighs In On Daniel Bryan’s Health

Bill Pritchard

jim ross blogA new Jim Ross blog has been posted over at JRsBarBQ.com, and below are some highlights. As always, you can order JR’s BBQ products WWEShop.com.

On last week’s Knockouts title match:

Wanted to mention last week that I really enjoyed the @GailKimITSME vs. Angela Love match last Thursday on @ImpactWrestling on @SpikeTV. The ladies worked hard, I knew who the villain and the heroine were, and they had the time to tell a viable story. This stuff isn’t rocket science folks. However, we seem to be living in an age where pro wrestling is more ‘over thought’ these days than ever before and we can all see the results of that mindset.

There is no need to reinvent the wheel….keep it round….just make it out of better material.

On how disqualifications and countouts are being used incorrectly:

Montreal RAW leftovers….liked the paring of Ambrose vs. Orton but wasn’t crazy about what I perceived as a somewhat uncreative finish. I thought how the villian got to his finishing maneuver, the RKO, was flat. Not sure it helped Randy the villian in the manner in which he won.

Have you noticed on TV wrestling bouts, no matter the brand, how flat most disqualifications and count outs have become. I wonder if the decision makers are paying attention to the fact that they are taking the air out of the sails of their audience when these ill timed finishes are utilized?

On Daniel Bryan’s Return To The Ring, And Its Effect On The Future:

Not sure what to believe or not to believe regarding the physical status of Daniel Bryan but most of what I’m reading isn’t positive. Often times a surgery will reveal other issues and it seems that may have been the case here. The bottom line to this entire matter is to get Bryan healthy and, above all else, not to rush him back into the ring. I feel confident that WWE would never allow this to occur but certainly in the territory days of years gone by promoters would want the talents to get back in the ring ASAP. Plus, the talents themselves would push the envelope because most of them did not have guaranteed contracts and if they did not work they did not get paid notwithstanding they paid their own medical bills. Times have changed much for the better in those areas.

With Bryan out TFN, it’s also imperative that WWE be cautious in how they market, promote and build Roman Reigns. Overexposure can result in a backlash neither of which the WWE or Reigns needs at this point in his development. Does Roman Reigns or any other WWE talent need to be on virtually every TV show that is produced such as RAW and Smackdown? Absolutely, not.

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