–Ross on Brock Lesnar and Goldberg: “I’d be surprised if Lesnar vs Goldberg at WrestleMania isn’t for a major title to add to the personal issue of their rivalry. Lesnar is still the most fascinating talent on the WWE roster and with Heyman added into the mix it make Brock even more valuable.”
Powell’s POV: If that’s the case, then I guess that means one of them has to win the championship soon, and perhaps the other would win the Royal Rumble. I think the match is big enough without a title, but JR clearly knows better than most how Vince McMahon’s mind works after working for him for so many years.
–Ross on Mickie James: “SD Live saw the return of Mickie James in the main event segment of the show getting involved with Becky Lunch and aligning herself with Alexa Bliss. Good to see an in great, game shape, looking good Mickie back on WWE TV. Plus, the women closed another show.”
Powell’s POV: It will be interesting to see how James is positioned now that she helped Alexa Bliss in her debut. Does that mean she will be positioned as aligned with Bliss going forward or will she be her own woman? Either way, it’s great to see her back in WWE even though I felt her reintroduction left something to be desired.
–Ross on Braun Strowman: “The on going build of Braun Strowman is beginning to get in tricky territory as he huge athlete is beginning to interact with top talents who have to continue to help build this potentially, sizable asset for WWE.”
Powell’s POV: Strowman is right there with Charlotte in the race for best pure heel on Raw. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho are fun comedic heels, but Strowman’s serious push is working. At this point, I hope they don’t have Strowman lose to anyone at WrestleMania in a way that would make him look any less dominant.
Other topics include Ross making a rare independent wrestling show appearance in Texas, Neville, Raw women’s feuds, his one-man show in San Antonio, and more.