Jim Ross posted his usual post-Raw blog this week, taking a look at most of the matches and segments that took place. Ross shared his opinions on the upcoming Cena vs Orton match at TLC, the inside joke on him by the announcers, Wade Barrett's new gimmick, CM Punk's performance, and more.
Here are a few of the highlights:
On the John Cena vs Randy Orton TLC match:
"The end of show brawl featuring John Cena and Randy Orton helped the broadcast and added much needed sizzle on the TLC PPV where WWE will unify the WWE and World Titles."
"Speaking of Cena vs. Orton at TLC to unify the two primary titles, I think that they will have a helluva match because they have legit chemistry and will likely have 30+ minutes to tell a compelling story. I also get the sense they both realize that their main event at TLC in the great city of Houston can't be just another PPV closing main event.
My expectations for this match are extraordinarily high."
On CM Punk's performance:
"Thought CM Punk had a helluva night. His mic work was superb. Entertaining, see I do like entertainment, and when he cut to the chase I listened and became interested in Punk's TLC match. Punk "gets it" and has a great, wrestling mind. In the old days, Punk would have made a great, "territory booker."
On Wade Barrett's new character:
Not sure what's up with Wade Barrett but I'm willing to give his new persona a chance. I like Barrett and think that he can be a player. Would love to see him aligned with William Regal which would help Barrett on many fronts.