Jim Ross Discusses The Rock, Zack Ryder, More

Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are some highlights:

-I felt that Rock had ’it’ as in charisma the first time that we met which motivated us to sign Dwayne quickly. However, I never predicted that @TheRock would become the global star that he has worked diligently to become. Hard to believe that the young man that I signed to WWE, when he was essentially fund-less, has already made 18 films. Not to mention that Rock was able to return to MSG after 7+ years to perform at a high level as he did last Sunday night.

-People who feel that Rock isn’t good for WWE are missing a helluva story unfolding as he brings amazing PR and media coverage to WWE not to mention that he sells lots of PPV’s of which everyone on the team benefits. I’ve actually had Tweets from fans that feel that Rock returning to WWE hurts the biz and other talents which I believe is completely wrong.  Rock was always aggressive in how he approached the biz and refused to NOT be the ‘top guy.’ He frequently questioned his creative direction and how he was managed and produced while always remaining professional.

-Do I think that Zack Ryder deserves to elevate on the WWE roster? Yes..I’d suggest giving  him the ball and seeing what happens. Ryder has worked diligently to brand himself via social media but will have to be taken more seriously inside the ring to get to where he wants. However, that can’t occur unless his number is called. Ryder is one of many WWE talents that seem to be “this close” to moving on up to the East side. Sometimes it’s just a right place, right time sort of deal that brings everything together. Again, all talents should maximize the minutes of TV time no matter how short or the circumstances.

Click here to read JR’s latest in its entirety.

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  • willis

    zack ryder who i mean he has no skill as a wresler and has the charm of a maggot and his internet champion crap is nothing but a joke just to think the wwe let the like of chris masters and vladamir koslov go because they said they had no skill i do remember ryder from when he was teamed with curt hawkins and hawkins had far better skill than ryder will ever have the wwe needs to cut him from his contract and bring koslov and masters back to the main roster