WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on various topics. During the blog, Ross commented on the 2017 Royal Rumble PPV event in San Antonio. Ross still believes that having both Goldberg and Brock Lesnar in the match should help sell tickets for the event. “I’d love to see an official announcement that both HBK and Taker are going to be on hand in some role as to add to the marketable nostalgia for the event.” Ross added that the two legends do not need to wrestle at the event but being used in some role would help the event feel bigger and more desirable to attend.
The Charlotte Flair – Sasha Banks feud will continue, and they’re scheduled to compete against each other in a 30-Minute Ironman Match at the upcoming Roadblock PPV. Ross stated that their rivalry has been well scripted and produced. He finds it shocking that some people are complaining about how many times the two women have wrestled each other. He feels that both Superstars have the skill set to carry out a long arcing storyline. He added that their upcoming match would give them a challenge as it will require a logical pace, timely selling, an ongoing, underlying thread to their match. Ross applauds WWE and the two ladies for this booking and wishes them the best of luck in telling a great story while continuing to advance their gender’s place within the “man’s world” of pro wrestling.
Finally, Ross said that sources had told him that the Ring of Honor Final Battle PPV event last Friday night on the FITE TV app did the best numbers that ROH PPV’s have done to date on the app.
Ross also talked about WWE changing the Pre-show panel and more. You can read the entire blog here. If you haven’t done so, you can listen to the latest episode of the Ross Report here: