Jim Ross is back on jrsbarbq.com with another blog on his Survivor Series
thoughts. Here are some of the highlights:
– The key, young guys got the chnce to shine in the first tag bout including Ziggler, Miz, Swagger, McIntyre, and Sheamus. All these guys are “keepers” and are counted on to be future, PPV headliners. The creative debate aside, the level of success these young men find will largely be up to them, how innovative they can become and how willing they are to dedicate themselves to getting better and being reliable and problem free individuals. Good, solid opening contest.
– I assume that ‘Taker is Batista‘s next target as I can’t see a return match from Sunday night. Taker-Batista seems the most logical but I don’t have any inside info to base this on FYI.
– Kingston is hot, he has momentum and every broadcast that Kofi is on is important for him over the next several weeks. I would ideally like to think that Kofi’s WM26 opponent is already down to a short list.
– WWE going with a three man booth of Cole, King, and Striker surprised me and I felt badly for Todd Grisham who got the same cup of coffee as Josh Mathews. Apparently all the broadcasters got their assignments on Sunday afternoon which adds a heightened sense of urgency to an already stressful, live TV day. My theory has always been to prep as if I’m doing every bout just as the King and I did back in the day. Those were really good days that will likely never be revisted but don’t get me started. I over prepared and worked myself into big game mode/frenzy while Jerry relaxed and let his natural skills take over and played off my emotions.