Jim Ross has a new column up at his website. Here are some excerpts:
On WWE Network commercials:
Not sure what the big deal is that some are making it out to be for the @WWENetwork to begin taking ads as the system that will be in place shouldn’t be a negative as it relates to watching the Network. Just something else to complain about by and large.
On commercial breaks during the Raw main event:
Yes, I am advocating that taking a commercial break during a main event level bout does more harm than good, second screen experience or not. Most fans don’t have the second screen nor do they care as much about it as a customer than before the WWE Network was launched and can only absorb so much ‘selling’ during a three hour marathon that’s challenging to watch any way. By not break up matches with a commercial break, it lessens the opportunity for fans to channel surf, especially as it relates to Monday Night Football, plus it allows the talents to tell a better story with continuity and provides the big event feel at home that is often times missing on WWE’s flagship show. Yes, by doing this it would take re-tooling the basic format of RAW but one could argue that matter is overdue.
You can check out the full column by clicking here. Ross has the author of several wrestling books including ’30 Years of WrestleMania,’ Brian Shields, and the noted artist Rob Schamberger on his podcast this week. He will be interviewing Vader on Tuesday. You can send in questions through his twitter account at @JRsBBQ.