WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on various topics. During the blog, Ross commented on Saturday’s NXT Takeover: San Antonio special. He noted that it was a helluva pro wrestling TV show that was headlined by a classic match between Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura. He thought that it told a terrific story, excellent booking, and execution. He noted that Nakamura’s selling was the key to the match and that the injury angle added the necessary drama that put the match over the top. He thinks that Roode looks and feels like a main event star.
Ross brought up the WWE Championship match between AJ Styles and John Cena at Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV. “The John Cena vs. AJ Styles bout stole the show in a major way and was one of the better pro wrestling bouts that I’ve seen on TV in a good while. Enjoyed the submission theme that was utilized. Cena wins his 16th World Title tying Ric Flair’s ‘record’ which is memorable, without question, but I’m a tenure guy and not a multiple time guy as it relates to pro wrestling titles.” He added that Cena dispelled those who thought Cena’s best days are over in WWE. Ross said that Cena had one of his best matches of his career at the event and a large part of that success was due to Styles. He noted that Styles proved for what he stood for which is being the best in ring talent in wrestling.
Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble match and will be main eventing WrestleMania 33. “Surprised that Randy Orton won the Rumble match and seemingly from the feedback that I’ve been receiving the key word here is “surprise” as that seems to be what most fans needed to see Sunday night than some felt fell short of what was expected.” He noted that he doesn’t think the Royal Rumble match was a let down despite those who are saying it was just because there were no surprises in the match.