The Rock Praises Nia Jax’s Progress, Jim Ross Comments On The Challenges Of The Punjabi Prison, Flag Match At WWE Battleground

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The Rock posted the following Tweet, praising his cousin Nia Jax’s progress in WWE thus far. The quoted video clip features highlights from Nia’s match against Emma on RAW, which also featured Nia debuting a new finishing move.

Related: Nia Jax Gets New Finisher, Linda McMahon Attends WWE RAW (Photos), Matches Taped For WWE Main Event

WWE Battleground

Jim Ross updated his blog recently on JR’s Bar-B-Q and posted the following comments about WWE Battleground’s top two matches:

I appreciated the work rate of the men and women who participated on the event from Philly as that’s always the start for me, effort/work rate.

Any time two major, main event level  matches have little to no ‘near falls’ included due to the structure of their match i.e. the Punjabi Prison bout and the Flag Match, it’s a risky premise.

I’m still not sure that I could pass a quiz on the rules of the Punjabi Prison match which had challenging sight lines for TV through all the bamboo, etc. Those basic challenges can make it hard for the live audience to emotionally invest.

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