–Ross on Conor McGregor retiring from UFC: “UFC superstar Conor McGregor sent out a mysterious Tweet Tuesday afternoon hinting that he might be retiring. Let’s cut to the chase..unless McGregor has been so touched by the tragic and unexpected death of a fighting colleague recently and has possibly lost his will to compete, this matter is likely about one the two C’s. The two C’s you ask? They would be ..cash and creative. I’d likely lay some more cash i.e. ‘cheese’ at McGregor’s alligator shoes wearing feet and make him happy.”
Powell’s POV: I’ll be stunned in McGregor has fought his last UFC fight. He’s been too successful and has brought in too much money for the two sides to not work things out. I haven’t even ruled him out of UFC 200. Keep in mind that Dana White once claimed that women would never fight in UFC. He obviously changed his mind and did what was best for the company. Thus, if the two sides can work through their differences soon, then perhaps it’s not too late for the July 9 event.
–Ross on Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson: “Thought the Bullet Club’s Anderson and Gallows had a nice, impactful debut. I need to see them get on a winning roll on Raw and Smackdown and for WWE to do all that they can from a creative standpoint to tell me who or what the Bullet Club is or was even if WWE can’t utilize the actual Bullet Club logo. It’s still possible to do the same faction with another name if need be.”
Powell’s POV: JR is right about the Bullet Club needing a better explanation for the casual viewers. It’s not like WWE to assume that their entire audience is aware of something from a rival promotion.
–Ross on Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho: “Didn’t bother me seeing the villain, Jericho, defeat the hero, Zayn. These two are merely laying foundations for the future and any top star ala Sami Zayn should be able to lose to another star’s finisher. In a smart booking universe, no one talent would be immune to that rule of thumb. Sami Zayn is a classic overachieving, underdog type wrestler who will never quit and as long as he never quits and gets his share of wins the Montreal native will evolve quite nicely.”
Powell’s POV: I feel the same way and mentioned the something very similar about Zayn and his underdog status in my WWE Raw Hit list and in the Prowrestling.net All Access Daily podcast on Tuesday. Many longtime Zayn fans want to see him win instantly, but they should understand better than anyone why that’s not necessary with his character.
Other topics include Austin Aries and upcoming Ross Report guests, Baron Corbin, Shane McMahon, Cesaro, Knockouts Night at the D, and more.