Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below is an excerpt:
I find it odd that many fans can’t understand why Brock Lesnar came back to WWE after retiring from MMA competition. I always thought that Brock would return to WWE but the timing of his return did somewhat surprise me. Lesnar is a businessman, a competitive athlete and knows a potential, golden opportunity when he sees one.
‘The Next Big Thing’ returns to WWE a little older, although he is still young, and likely wiser this go around which makes the former NCAA National Champion and WWE Champion that much more dangerous. Goal driven athletes generally push themselves harder than anyone else ever could and Lesnar is not one to accept a role of being “o.k.” when being great is possible.
My last trip to Tampa and FCW was another great experience. I don’t know who and I don’t know when but I can see multiple FCW trained talents being called up to a WWE roster this year. Lots of youngsters are really on the cusp of doing special things. Hopefully they will continue to invest in themselves both physically and mentally and then take advantage of the opportunities that arise for them at the next level.
The FCW staff does a great job teaching fundamentals but the kids know that they cannot achieve greatness merely by the time that they invest inside the four walls of FCW. No one gets great merely by training and doing drills.
Speaking of FCW, keep an eye on Damien Sandow who debuted on Smackdown Friday night. He’s bright, athletic and motivated. I fully expect him to be successful at the next level. I love his ‘Lou Thesz-like’ robe and towel combo. I have high expectations for Sandow who’s got a solid work ethic and is a student of the game notwithstanding a well spoken individual.