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Jim Ross previews tonight’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view event

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on tonight’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view and two of its matches. Here are the highlights.

On John Cena vs. Kevin Owens:

“John Cena will likely retain the US Title unless WWE is really going to be bold and do all they can to make Kevin Owens a ‘made man’ which would not hurt Cena one iota. I can also see the underutilized Cesaro playing into this equation Sunday night. Cesaro is as I’ve expressed here before a main event level talent who could be the WWE World Champion as easy as anyone on the roster….he’s that good.”

On the WWE Battleground main event:

“I do not feel that it is time for Seth Rollins to lose the WWE Title and in my mind, as I’ve discussed on my podcast, I’d have Rollins hold the title until Wrestlemania Texas in April in Arlington, Texas where Brock Lesnar would beat him after Lesnar wins the Royal Rumble in January. That’s one school of thought but that scenario could be efficiently changed if decided early and worked toward whatever plan is chosen with strategic, long term planning.

So I have Rollins retaining the title Sunday and it’s certainly possible for Taker to leave both Lesnar and Rollins in a bad way as the show goes off the air. I don’t know and I’m happy that I don’t as I don’t like the spoilers aka the Jardine’s and prefer to watch the big shows just as I would a movie without knowing all the details.”

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