Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are some highlights:
–@CMPunk is WWE’s hottest performer at the moment and connects better than anyone I’ve seen in a while with the fans. I’ve seen average in ring talents that were able to connect with the paying customers earn big money and Punk is no average, in ring talent.
–Not sure what most people think that a wrestling villain is supposed to be but for me it’s a guy fans loudly boo and buy tickets and PPVs to see said individual get beat up and to lose. So when we get endless emails here or Tweets @JRsBBQ regarding John Cena changing his persona to be a “full fledged bad guy” I become disconnected. There is a large part of the beloved WWE Universe who enjoys booing Cena and like to see John in less than positive situations. So, what would said change be exactly? Cena would get the little kids and the women to boo him? Come on, and forgo all that merchandise that he sells? That makes zero sense to me. Cena’s in ring, TV persona is somewhat reminiscent of Bret Hart’s TV persona during a point in time of his WWE run. The Cena ‘turning into a full fledged villain role’ as some fans constantly encourage seems over thought in my opinion.
–After Daniel Bryan’s performance on the live, Smackdown I hope that WWE decision makers see that Bryan is a player and that fans will buy him in a main event level role. He may not pass some folk’s ‘eye test’ but Bryan has just a little bit of ‘it.’
Click here to read JR’s latest in its entirety.