WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on various topics. Ross said that former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor, who was recently injured and underwent shoulder surgery, tore his labrum. Ross also believes that Balor will return better than ever and be positioned in the title picture when he returns to action.
“Unfortunate news regarding the shoulder injury, I heard labrum, to the first WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor that will require surgery and him missing approximately six months of ring time. The only way to productively and positively get through this period of physical therapy for both the talent and the company is to devise a plan to keep the fans engaged in Finn’s rehab and his “journey back.” This will build a level of anticipation that can be a major asset to Balor’s return. Plus, Balor and WWE both know what they have with each other, so the self-doubt whether Balor can be a main eventer or not seemingly has been addressed on the parts of both the talent and the company. I predict that Finn Balor will return better than before and will continue where he left off, and that would be in a main event level scenario. Would a triumphant return for Balor at Wrestlemania in Orlando be in the cards?”
There was a reported heated altercation between Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho backstage at SummerSlam because Jericho didn’t know the finish of Lesnar’s match with Randy Orton.
“Heard of the apparent Chris Jericho- Brock Lesnar ‘dust up’ at Summer Slam after the Lesnar vs. Orton bout. Jericho speaking his mind about what transpired and with Brock taking predicted exception to said verbiage from Y2J. Some times it truly is ‘the boys will be boys’ scenario as I expect was the case here. Nice to see that both men still carry that kind of passion regarding their work.”
Also, Ross defended Seth Rollins from the fans who have accused him of being dangerous in the ring.
“Equally insane is the internet ramblings that Seth Rollins is “dangerous” in the ring because X number of wrestlers have been injured during matches with him. I don’t agree with these accusations, but I do encourage Rollins and virtually all of today’s main players in the business to slow down a half a gear, and while doing so, it will likely reduce the chance of injuries somewhat but note that nothing will ever remove the issue of injuries from the equation. Plus, that reduced half step always gives the talents more opportunity to perfect the required subtleties of being a great in-ring performer I.E. facial expressions, body English, and SELLING, in general. Another element to apparently more in ring injuries is the fact that many bumps are taking place outside the ring which is essentially ill fated, to begin with and is something that needs to be thoroughly thought through before being executed while keeping in mind that they are not “special” any longer but are somewhat normal fare.”
Ross also talked about Mick Foley and more. You can read the entire blog here. In you haven’t, you can listen to the latest episode of the Ross Report here: