JR Blog: Raw Match of the Night, CM Punk vs The Rock at The Rumble, Ryback & More

Nick Paglino

Jim RossWWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

Punk vs. @TheRock at the Royal Rumble in Phoenix will be a giant attraction especially as both talents begin to totally focus on the specific event. I'm curious to see how the build to the Rumble unfolds. Without question Paul Heyman @HeymanHustle will be an integral part of the process.

@WWESheamus vs. @HEELZiggler was the best match of the night. Certainly one of the better free, TV bouts that I've seen in a good while. If I had to pick 10 guys to start a new roster, these two would be on that list. Ziggler had an MVP like night and my only concern is his body holding up considering the athletic hell it endures on a regular basis. Dolph's the kind of guy that has one basic pace and that's all out. Sooner than later Ziggler will realize that more often than not that less is more is more than a often used wrestling Cliche.

Watching at home, it felt like @Ryback22 got one of his best live audience reactions on Raw. Seems like the Las Vegas native is beginning to click and will likely continue to do so. Again, some fans with zero patience want it to happen 'yesterday' but speaking from experience the process takes time. I can provide numerous illustrations of this going all the way back to the 70's when I started in the business.

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