Jim Ross comments on the lack of The Authority on WWE Raw, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, Damien Sandow
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights. To order J.R.'s BBQ products, visit WWEShop.com.
-Ross on The Authority: "Excellent first hour of Raw or so I thought. It went by quickly which is always a nice sign. No Authority Figures and the show sailed along well. HHH and Steph do a great job but the roles themselves is tired in my view. Everyone has been playing catch up to Vince McMahon as it relates to the authority role on any wrestling TV show. Mr. McMahon can't be topped because he's too easy to dislike, a natural. Mr. McMahon is a true heel that resonates throughout multiple generations."
Powell's POV: Stephanie McMahon has actually been doing the best work of her career lately, yet I have no desire to see heel authority figures in pro wrestling. Triple H would make a fantastic commissioner type who puts the brand ahead of himself, as we've seen him play that role in NXT and it really helps that brand.
-Ross on Bo Dallas: "Bo Dallas should want to become the biggest chickensh*t heel in history if he's smart and those around him produce him as such. His body type, athleticism, face, hair, personality etc provides the 3rd generation youngster a shot at greatness."
Powell's POV: This is what could make him such a fun Intercontinental Champion if the company goes in that direction. WWE wouldn't have to change their lousy formula of having IC Champions lose frequently in non-title matches and then retain the title on pay-per-view events. In his case, the key is having Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler point out how flukey he is, while JBL acts like Dallas pulled off another miraculous win.
-Ross on Damien Sandow: "Twitter followers tell me Sandow has pissed off the brass and he's a despised man with upper management yet Sandow continues to be on prime time TV multiple times a week or so it feels."
Powell's POV: Everyone assumes that when a wrestler is slotted into a comedy role like this one that he is being punished. Sure, there have been past cases of such punishments occurring, but I agree with Ross in this case. Clearly Vince McMahon and/or the creative staff are having fun with the Sandow comedy segments. It's not my cup of tea and I certainly think he's capable of so much more, but I don't view this as a punishment.
Other topics include the Montreal crowd, John Cena and Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston and Cesaro, Bret Hart, A.J. Lee and Paige, upcoming podcast guest, and more.
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