Jim Ross Posts His WWE Raw Thoughts, John Cena's Surgery, More

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Jim Ross has a new blog entry on his official website. Below is an excerpt:

On the current path that @CMPunk is traveling, the WWE Champion and "Best in the World" aligning with @HeymanHustle Paul Heyman seems to be working well and will only get better...or worse depending on one's interpretation.

Obviously, Punk doesn't need a 'mouthpiece' as @RealMickFoley so accurately and passionately pointed out Monday night but the Punk/Heyman duo comprises one of the most compelling presentations that WWE has had in recent memory.

Mick's presentation Monday night was one of the year's best in ring, verbal performances and was one of the highlights of the three hour program from where I was sitting.

The WWE Referees had a better night than did the #NFL officials in Seattle. I don't expect the WWE zebras to strike any time soon for the record.

AJ Lee is evolving into an intriguing RAW GM but she has huge shoes to fill considering that men like Mr. McMahon and @RealKingRegal once filled that role so precisely.

Speaking of WWE referees, Monday night was the first time in a long time that the men in the striped shirts names were mentioned on WWE TV.

I spoke with @JohnCena Monday and took a look at his surgically repaired elbow while he was doing rehab at the arena with Dr. Amman and the elbow and John's arm in general looked gnarly. For those that don't know, doing rehab on a repaired joint like an elbow is massively painful.

In my opinion, it was highly admirable that Cena was even at RAW Monday considering the pain he was in but it speaks to the dedication and passion of the polarizing former WWE Champion who looks to be out of action somewhere between 6-8 weeks.

When Dr. Jim Andrews was able to get inside Cena's el;bow he found it to be in much worse condition than previously thought especially since John had been competing with the injury for several weeks. It was described to me that Dr. Andrews found a "junkyard" of loose debris and was amazing that Cena was able to compete in the condition the elbow was in.

Knowing Cena's mindset and his mental toughness, it's impossible to say exactly when he will be medically released to step back in a WWE ring however I'd wager a case of JR's Original BBQ Sauce that it will be sooner than anyone else that I can think of at the moment.

I loved helping Cole call the Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston bout Monday night. I thought the two, young superstars had a superb outing and that they truly maximized their in ring minutes to perfection. It was one of the better TV bouts that I have seen in quite some time. Bravo to both men.

Team Hell No, Kane and Daniel Bryan, are elevating the tag team scene and making that area more relevant by the week. The WWE Tag Team champions are becoming a valuable asset to WWE events with their unpredictable brand of entertainment and in ring skills.

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

  • alex

    lol @ them RhodeScholar…

  • Mr Incredible

    Always love to read JR’s blogs. Current and aspiring ‘rasslers should take note of what he says!

  • Mike

    JR is wrong, they used Chad Patton's name last week in the opening segment – it is interesting to see the refs perhaps becoming characters themselves.

    • MonsterMike42

      They also used Scott Armstrong right after SummerSlam.

  • Evon Reese

    No doubt Cena's tough as nails. Punk and Heyman is interesting. I think Punk is hurting himself by insulting and picking on the little kids on the way to the ring. He loves bullying the fans but to insult little kids is crossing the line. I've took my Grandchildren to shows and to them the wrestlers are their heroes. You should see my Grandson's face when they come out. It means everything to him and my Granddaughter. When Punk pulled his hand back from that child after extending his hand to him made me sick to my stomach. If you want to play a heel with fan interaction there are plenty of grown ones to pick on while on the way to the ring. Leave the kids alone. To even be there is a dream come true for them and its BS to act like that. They are the ones that buy the merchandise or in my case make me buy it for them. And yes I've purchased Punk stuff for them but never again after watching that. To be a heel is one thing to be an asshole is another. If its PG or Attitude Era kids are still going to be part of WWE and still the ones buying the most merchandise. Don't ruin the event for them and pick on someone else.

    • Elma

      I totally agree Evon and thought the same thing when I saw Punk do that to the child!! That was uncalled for. Leave that type of action for adults. A child doesn't understand. I could certainly rant about this ! Don't mess with children.

    • It seems like punk did his job: getting you riled up and talking about him.

      • ChrisH

        Yeah, if his “job” also means they won’t buy his merch now. Good job!

  • Joel

    while I sort of agree with the comment above ( i also said "that sucks" and "what a prick") when Punk was picking on the little kid. I also have to say he's just doing his job to make us, the fans, hate him more by using one of the most classical heel acts. Picking on kids, especially now during the whole be a star campain. And he's doing a damn good job at it, cuase I wanted to punch his lights out after I saw that. It's just one of the ways to get over as a heel. I've seen him and Randy Orton do it on a few house show youtube videos.

    • Evon Reese

      It's one thing to get heat as a heel it's another to get genuine hate or disliked because of their actions. Hope Punk knows what he's doing and it's heel heat he's getting. But it just comes off as desperation for heat and has sunk really low to get it.

  • Maz

    JR is tellIng us the storyline vision that Cena’s injury is worse than expected. Truth is that wwe Said 2 weeks but Cena went on twitter and amounced 8 weeks making wwe and vInce look like shit, hence new storylined injury more serious than expected.

  • A2H

    Seriously, ziggler vs kingston was truly ppv material. That one really stealed the show early on!

  • Richie

    What do u wanna bet Punk after the show gave him an autograph and stuff? I thought it was a brilliant move! Old school heel.

    • Evon Reese

      The child probably didn't want an autograph after that.