JR Blog: Big NXT Taping, Cena & Rock During Attitude Era, Triple H’s Wrestling Career


Jim Ross updated the blog section of his website and the following are the highlights:

On major NXT tapings this past Thursday:

We had one of our best nights of TV production ever at NXT on Thursday while taping five, one hour broadcasts of NXT. The marathon took less than four hours which is a credit to all involved on the production and organizational side notwithstanding the talents themselves. 
There were some excellent matches taped including one show that was essentially a tribute to the 'Clash of Champions' TV series where every bout was a title bout.
Really solid William Regal vs. Kassius Ohno bout among many other matches that stood out.
Loved @AntonioCesaro vs. @WWEAdrianNeville. @WadeBarrett vs. @TheBoDallas rocked as well. The Shield also made an impact at FullSail Arena.
I just don't see how any true fan of the biz couldn't enjoy an evening at NXT. 

On John Cena & The Rock:

HUGE RAW Monday in Philly headlined by both @TheRock and @JohnCena in the house live. The redemption vs. legacy tag lines are all well and good and while being accurate never discount the fact that both men are hugely competitive and accustomed to being 'the man.' They are Alpha Males of which is always interesting to observe.  I've often wondered how Rock and Cena would have co-existed during parts of the Attitude Era especially when one throws in an element like @steveaustinBSR. It would have made for an interesting locker room. These two men travel in different circles and have never been in the WWE grind long enough together to build the unique and often times unspoken bond that many performers have. Call me naive if you choose but I see two, strong willed men who will try to show up the other on April 7 when finesse inside the ring ropes won't be acceptable to them or the fans.

On Triple H's career as a wrestler:

Anyone who thinks that @TripleH is ready to stop wrestling and spend full time in the administration end of WWE is insane. That's what's at stake with HHH vs. Lesnar at WM29. I can tell you from experience that working in the office at WWE had many perks and rewards but the constant flow of seemingly endless meetings and the long hours day after day were challenging to say the least. Nothing was better for me, personally, than to be sitting at ringside in an arena full of WWE fans which blew the corporate life away. 
I have to believe that the Cerebral Assassin feels the same way. When his time comes he will know when to step away but that time isn't now plus guys like him hope if for nothing less than to go out on their own terms which very few wrestlers are able to do.

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