Jim Ross updated his blog at JRsBarBQ.com on Tuesday and shared his take on a number of current topics. Below are some of the highlights.
On TNA’s recent issues:
“Apparently, things internally at TNA are challenging these days as they are moving out of their long time offices to consolidate into their warehouse while they are allegedly speaking with a potential buyer/investor for their company. TNA apparently needs an infusion of cash to help keep their company moving forward. Real wresting fans never want to see a wrestling company fail and the same holds true here. I’m pulling for Impact Wrestling and my many friends who work there.
“If they do get an investor and initiate a restart of their brand I’d suggest that they change their name to give the ‘new brand’ a fresh start. Nonetheless, I’m hopeful that TNA Impact Wrestling can kick out of this apparent predicament.”
On WWE establishing new top stars in TV opening segments:
“Seeing a different grouping of talents in the money segments that include the opening, at the top of each hour and the close of the show, indicates to me that WWE is looking at getting new talents more established at the top of their cards. Smart strategy as one can never plan for injuries and today’s style often times leads to more medical issues than, seemingly, in the past.”
On the RAW debut of Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows:
“Anxious to see how WWE markets the arrival of the ‘Bullet Club’ and if they will even be called the ‘Bullet Club.’ While hard core fans know of the ‘Bullet Club’ many fans don’t have a clue as to who they are or what they represent.”
On Shane McMahon running RAW again this week and WWE changing their heel authority role:
Enjoyed Shane McMahon’s efforts on RAW Monday night and one can only surmise that the reason that Shane is around is because he’s ‘moved the needle’ as it relates to social media results and TV ratings. Shane is a ‘hot’ TV character and WWE is wisely getting all they can from his presence. Plus, the fan friendly authority figure feels new an timely.
It’s time to re-evaluate the villain, authority figure role on WWE TV after it’s been around for years and years since Mr McMahon perfected that role against Steve Austin.
WWE getting a wider variety of evolving talents into the primary mix of storylines is strategic and it helps build depth while providing many talents the opportunity to find a spot on the main event, short list of wrestlers.
Fans embrace ‘new’ and providing them with new storylines and a fresh emphasis in major storylines is good booking, IMO. Get new talents in the game with a fair opportunity to help them succeed but if they can’t get it done then pull out wrestling’s most dangerous weapon, the eraser, and get another hungry individual into the game.”
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