–Ross on Kevin Owens winning gold: “Congrats to Kevin Owens on his win Monday night on Raw and becoming the 2nd Universal Champion thanks to a massive and surprising assist from HHH. So, Owens essentially cheated to win the title in a presentation that presented more questions than answers as the broadcast went off the air. Let us remember that is is usually successful when pro wrestling villains ‘cheat’ to win things of significance and the Universal Title is certainly significant even though some fans choose to die on the hill of the title belt not being to their liking and the actual name ‘Universal’ is a negative.”
Powell’s POV: I love the way Owens what because it’s appropriate for his heel character. It also keeps him vulnerable, so fans of Owens and his opponents are more likely to believe that he could lose title matches.
–Ross on Finn Balor: “Really enjoyed talking to Finn Balor Monday night for this week’s podcast and found him to be positive and focused regarding his injury situation and the challenging journey that awaits him to get the Irishman back in the ring in approximately 6 months. You will enjoy hearing from Balor who is a terrific, podcast guest. Balor’s shoulder injury included muscle tears, ligament damage, and perhaps even a broken bone and more. He explains all on our Podcast.”
Powell’s POV: Balor appeared on Chris Jericho’s podcast prior to suffering the injury, but it will be interesting to hear him on The Ross Report discussing the injury. Great get for JR. Does this mean WWE has finally started allowing their talent to appear on his podcasts?
–Ross on Triple H: “Curious to see where this latest development takes long time and established star in WWE, @TripleH. That development likely will lead to something significant at WM33 in Orlando.”
Powell’s POV: I am looking forward to Raw to see if there’s an update on why Hunter did what he did on Monday. That said, it wouldn’t be bad strategy to save the explanation for a week from Monday when WWE will be going up against the NFL doubleheader on ESPN. Either way, here’s hoping WWE gives viewers some incentive to watch Raw that night rather than simply phone it in.
Other topics include Neville and the WWE Cruiserweight Division, JR calling boxing, Sheamus vs. Cesaro in the best of seven series, and more.