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 brought up WWE placing the triple threat WWE Title match between John Cena, Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles as the opening match at Sunday night’s No Mercy pay-per-view event.
“Had no issues with the match order especially considering the US Presidential Debate was going to have such a massive FREE, over the air, audience heads up with No Mercy in arguably a better ‘booked’ pro wrestling storyline than most company’s are featuring these days. Thought that putting the WWE Title bout on first and away from the debate helped protect the title. Not sure that AJ needed to use the chair but so be it. Considering that AJ is being positioned as a villain, I understand the use of the chair but IMO the ticket buyers want to cheer Styles and will continue to do so most likely. The triple threat match had some stellar moments and the conclusion of the match was creative as the most popular guy in the match, according to the live audience reaction, cheated to win. Loved the work ethic of all three men in this opening salvo.”
Ross believes that the Intercontinental Title match between Dolph Ziggler and The Miz was the match of the night and looking back, he thinks the match could have main evented the show.
“Miz vs. Ziggler had the match of the night and arguably could have closed the show in a bigger way than was featured, but that’s easy to book after the fact. Who knew that the IC title match would be the career best for both men? Hindsight is 20/20 but congrats to Dolph and Mike for busting their ass, telling a good story and for selling! The IC Title match was the Show Stealer!!”
Ross also talked about Jim Cornette and more. You can read the entire blog here. If you haven’t done so, you can listen to the latest episode of the Ross Report here: