Jim Ross comments on Daniel Bryan's injury, Mark Henry, Brock Lesnar, C.M. Punk, Paul Heyman, and Curtis Axel

Jun 18, 2013 - 06:31 PM

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-Ross on Daniel Bryan: "Unfortunate that Daniel Bryan got dinged up in his match with Randy Orton. Bryan is on a roll and there is no one hotter or with more momentum in WWE than Bryan. For young talents under six feet tall, there is no one better to study than Daniel Bryan. To further that thought, that concept also works well for those over 6 feet. Or 7 feet."

Powell's POV: I was surprised to read that Bryan's injury was legitimate and they improvised the Triple H and Bryan argument backstage that Hunter discussed in a WWE website exclusive. There's never a good time for injuries, but Bryan really seems to be climbing the mountain right now and it would be a shame if it turns out to be more than a stinger. He is advertised for tonight's Smackdown taping so we should get a better indication of where things are at medically with him based on his role on the show.

-Ross on Mark Henry: "The Mark Henry 'retirement' segment was Monday Night Raw gold and will go down in history as one of the all time, great Raw moments as far as I'm concerned.  I've see a few in my time for ther record. The TV viewer's perception of any storyline or performance is dependent solely on the execution by the talent. Great execution can overcome mediocre material and great execution can make good material great and great creative unforgettable. Mark Henry's performance Monday night will be remembered for years and was, without question, Mark's finest hour since we signed him in 1995."

Powell's POV: Henry was amazing. We've known he's had the bad ass monster gimmick down and that he could do some fun comedy skits as well, but I had no idea that he could work up that type of emotion.

-Ross on C.M. Punk, Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar, and Curtis Axel: "The Punk/Heyman dynamic has long legs and the verbal presentation of their issues should be priceless. Plus, this matter provides young, Curtis Axel an opportunity for more 'rubs' with established stars. Brock Lesnar coming out on the end of Raw was a big surprise. (I'm so happy that info was not spread throughout the internet or on Twitter Monday as a 'spoiler.' The only 'spoiler' that I like is the  late, Don Jardine, if you care.)"

Powell's POV: Some people don't believe it when I say this, but I also enjoy being surprised. It's the job of the pro wrestling media to discover that type of information, and it's WWE's job to make sure we don't find out. It's always cool to be first with a big spoiler, but the fan in me enjoys the hell out of watching a big surprise development along with everyone else. As for Axel, I just hope he's protected in all of this and isn't the stepping stone on Punk's road to Lesnar.

Other topics include C.M. Punk and Alberto Del Rio, Christian's return, Rob Van Dam, more on Brock Lesnar, Antonio Cesaro, the Divas division, and much more.

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