Jim Ross Blog: Thoughts on Kevin Steen Signing with WWE, Lesnar vs Cena Prediction, SummerSlam & More

Nick Paglino

jim ross blogA new Jim Ross blog has been posted over at JRsBarBQ.com and below are some highlights:

Anxious to watch Summer Slam from home this Sunday and hope that WWE doesn’t overbook the show to where some matches are condensed in time to where they cannot tell a viable story. That will depend solely on the decision to add various backstage skits, etc which are fine in theory but they seem, throughout today’s business overall, to generally run long. Wrestling fans, like everyone else, seemingly have short attention spans so these ‘scenes’ are better telling me what time it is rather than how to make the watch.

I’ve thought all along that Brock Lesnar would defeat John Cena for the WWE World Title in LA, which I still think is the right direction to go, but something tells me that WWE may go ‘off speed’ and perhaps utilize Plan B. Could Cena retain on Sunday and then lose to Lesnar on RAW on Monday? Lots of possible scenarios but at the end of the day, in my view, John Cena is so ‘over’ that he doesn’t need the WWE Title. Now is a great time to commit to going younger and Lesnar winning and passing the torch at WM31 facilitates that theory.

Happy for Kevin Steen to be signed by WWE and he will report to NXT in late August from what I hear. I hope that Steen’s WWE wrestling persona isn’t over thought or major league reinvented as I feel that the Montreal native has a solid foundation, is a great, natural brawler, and has mic skills. If WWE exposes Steen’s strengths, they could have a success story on their hands. I am a fan of Steen’s work.

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