Jim Ross Blog: Emma’s Arrest, Battle Royals, Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt, Cena as a Villain
Jul 3, 2014 - by Marc Middleton
ddWWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on WWEshop.com. Here are some highlights from this entry:
– For the record, I’m not a battle royal guy. Never have been since the days of when I was a Ref. Too much fun and games at times during these matches and generally fans don’t emotionally invest until the match it down to a small, handful of talents. I can see one occurring annually like the old San Francisco Cow Palace days, etc but that’s about it. I hope it works out better than I expect for WWE to crown a new IC Champion via the Battle Royal route.
– Some fans should be happy that John Cena is going to be cast as a villain in a new Tina Fey/Amy Poehler film. I wonder if the fans that boo Cena today would cheer him tomorrow if he turned heel in WWE? This movie role could also lead to speculation that this current WWE World Title reign for Cena isn’t going to be a long one. I’m still guessing Summer Slam will see a new champ crowned.
– Chris Jericho looks physically good and that’s thanks to DDP Yoga considering Jericho’s massive work load and travel schedule. Bray Wyatt will have a positive experience working with someone new and that’s better than him in the immediate future. This is good, strategic booking with the goal to obviously have some entertaining TV but to help Bray continue to grow as a talent.
– Seems as if too many people are jumping to conclusion regarding Emma’s arrest for shoplifting. Count me as someone who has forgotten to pay for a small item at a grocery store, etc and then went back in to settle up. My dealings with Emma have been nothing but positive when I was traveling to Orlando and Tampa to work with the young talents. I have no issue giving her the benefit of the doubt in this matter.