WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on Sunday’s Extreme Rules PPV event as well as Cody Rhodes and Adam Rose no longer being with WWE. Here are the highlights.
Enjoyed WWE’s Extreme Rules wrestling show Sunday night as it featured multiple, strong matches. I especially loved the Fatal Four Way Intercontinental Title bout and the WWE Title bout a great deal. They were two of the better WWE matches of the year.
I am still of the mindset that going forward it would be prudent for WWE to simply consider eliminating a full card of ‘extreme matches’ in their PG world. In a reality based presentation, one would assume that having Extreme Rules matches would include some occasional ‘dramatic’ blood usage and it would also necessitate a few, selected participants missing ring time to ‘recover’ from the affects of their stipulation heavy bouts.
On Cody Rhodes leaving WWE:
Best wishes to Cody Rhodes as he is beginning a new chapter of his professional life after requesting and being granted his release from WWE. It is customary when a talent asks for a release with time remaining on their contract that the release is granted conditionally and the talents generally can’t wrestle for another company that has a television program on national TV until the previously agreed upon terms of the contract have been satisfied. I am unaware of how these matters are handled today. Nonetheless, Cody will be fine going forward as he has too much going for him to fail.
Leaving any company is not the end of times especially for a young talent with significant skills who has more options today than he will have as he likely gets older. A fresh start often times is a positive thing.
On WWE releasing Adam Rose:
Adam Rose has requested his WWE release and has been granted such. It will be interesting to see how the South African native proceeds with his life and what role pro wrestling may or may not have it. I wish Rose well and encourage him to carefully strategize his next step.
This was a lengthy blog from Ross. He also talked about all of the matches that took place at the Extreme Rules PPV, upcoming projects, the Ross Report and much more. You can read the entire blog here.