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Jim Ross on ROH’s Global Wars PPV, the recent WWE talent cuts, Extreme Rules

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on the ROH Global Wars PPV and more. Here are the highlights.

On the ROH Global Wars PPV:

“Enjoyed the ROH PPV Global Wars Sunday night from Chicago but it was one of the most unique PPV’s I’ve watched on TV as it relates to fan reaction throughout the broadcast. The live audience was enthusiastic, at times, without fail but they also sat in silence occasionally when there was solid action going on in the ring. What am I missing here? Why stretches of silence when there was wrestling going on in the ring? The countless high spots and big bumps received obligatory reactions but basic wrestling, when it occurred, did not seem to resonate with the crowd or was it there and we viewers at home simply did not hear it? Based on watching the PPV, which I did using our @FITETV App which was splendid by the way, I’d suggest that ROH add one more camera and better mic the crowd if budgets allow such. There were some missed camera shots during the show that may have been the result of the director having a challenging night, of which we’ve all had, or the fact that there weren’t enough cameras to adequately cover the action.”

On the recent WWE talent cuts:

“WWE had a series of talent releases last week with more rumored to be on the way. This is not unusual and should, arguably, happen more often than it does. I do know this, when one door closes in our lives, whether it be in the wrestling biz or not, that other doors do open if one has their head up looking for the next ‘opportunity.’ However, if one goes the “poor me” route with eyes to the floor then the rebound likely won’t be as positive. Wrestling fans love ‘new’ stars and fresh talents who want to be stars and always have and likely always will. Smart promotions should have a systematic, roll out structure to introduce new talents in the best way conceivable to give all a better chance of resonating on their first appearances.”

On WWE Extreme Rules:

“WWE Extreme Rules PPV is rapidly approaching and I’m under the mindset that this is one of the more creatively challenging major events that WWE reproduces annually. Why? It’s hard to maintain a PG product in an extreme rules format where there is rarely no blood utilized as a dramatic effect while using so many props as ‘weapons’ in many of the bouts. Plus, one would assume that after enduring an extreme rules match that many talents would then be absent from the ensuring RAW to ‘recover’ but it doesn’t seem that occurs often enough.”

Ross also talked about Adam Cole joining the Bullet Club at the Global Wars event, Kyle O’Reily, The Ross Report and more. We recommend that you check out the entire blog, which you can read here.


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