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Jim Ross on the WWE Draft, authority figures, Darren Young being paired with Bob Backlund

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

On WWE making changes to authority figures: Good to see WWE tweaking the authority figure presentation on RAW and Smackdown starting with next week’s WWE Draft. The presentation is in need of a ‘new coat of paint’ and this is good timing IMO. Curious to see who is cast as the new, figure heads and how they interact with the talents and into the new, storylines. Thought that WWE could have provided more content on Brock Lesnar and his victory at UFC 200 especially leading into Lesnar wresting at Summer Slam. Feels like it might have been a missed opportunity not to exploit WWE’s biggest star.

On WWE pushing Darren Young: Darren Young winning the battle royal was a surprise and helped bring more awareness to Darren Young’s on going presentation with Bob Backlund that has suddenly developed a stronger pulse.

On the WWE Draft: The upcoming WWE Draft and band separation/talent redistribution is drawing near and, as I have predicted, this exercise, of which I am optimistic about, will be likey be heavily second guessed by many hard core pro wrestling fans just because it is seemingly many fan’s favorite pro wrestling experience these days. I jest, somewhat, but you get the point. WWE will likely be ‘damned if they do’ and ‘damned if they don’t’ regarding this major development that could potentially be one of the most dynamic developments in WWE in years. I think the brand separation jury will be out until Orlando in April and I’m patient enough to give it that long before I pull my my soap box and “judge” it. Hopefully, the talents will realize how important an opportunity that this brand separation is as it will provide many with new, TV minutes that they can maximize and turn into cash if they’re on their game.

Ross also talked about Randy Orton returning at Battleground, SummerSlam, TNA 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:


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