JR Says WWE “Found Lightning In A Bottle” With Daniel Bryan & CM Punk, Gives OTL Thoughts, High Up On Eve

Jim Ross has a new blog entry on his official website here we gives his thoughts on last night’s WWE Over the Limit pay-per-view. Below is an excerpt:

The WWE Title bout was the overwhelming show stealer in Raleigh. @CMPunk vs. @WWEDanielBryan had one of the best bouts that I can recall seeing in years.

Was it better than WM28 Undertaker vs. HHH? Not in my view but it was damn close and considering the atmosphere at OTL compared to Miami that’s a viable compliment. Plus, regarding Taker-HHH, I’m biased because I had the opportunity to call that one. Just being honest.

Punk vs. Bryan has the personality traits of some of the business great, mat rivalries where seemingly every time out a great match occurred.

It would appear that WWE has found lightning in a bottle with the two, former independent grapplers who paid their dues time and time again for little money to earn the opportunity to play at the highest level in the business, the WWE.

Punk and Bryan certainly are not ’8X10 guys’ but are two superbly conditioned, highly skilled, physically and mentally tough athletes who have sprinkled in just enough ‘show biz’ to make each man a uniquely marketable package.

Hopefully we will be treated to more of these two men in the future. This rivalry has unlilmited potential including the opportunity for an Ironman Match, 30 or 60 minutes, among many other show stealers.

Punk vs. Bryan Sunday night would have held up in any era of the business that I’ve personally been involved and that takes us back to the mid 70′s. Bravo to both men. I wish that the WWE had a locker room full of CM Punk’s and Daniel Bryan’s.

The Fatal Fourway at OTL was another outstanding outing where all four performers had their ‘moments’ and the match had many momentum swings. Sheamus is a big, tough lad who is getting more popular by the week and because of his tireless work ethic the Irishman deserves all the success that’s coming his way. I enjoy Sheamus a great deal because he comes to work with a lunch pail mentality and appears to truly enjoy physicality.

The tag title bout, without a great amount of fanfare going in, delivered, as well. Kofi and Truth are evolving and can hopefully continue to breath more life into the tag titles while Swagger and Ziggler are simply two of the most naturally gifted, athletic performers currently in WWE. Kofi in particular had some amazing moments during the latter stages of the tag title bout as his physical skills are significant. The talented Ziggler is Curt Hennig-like in some ways.

Of all the talents on WWE TV right now, the individual who has adapted, in my view, the best in a new role and that I enjoy watching perform on TV each week is Eve. She’s perfect in her role and gets better at it each week.

Congrats to Christian for winning the IC Title. The Canadian veteran is considered by some to be one of the more underrated stars in WWE and without a doubt can have a good to great match with a long list of in ring talents. Plus, Christian is a real positive inside the locker room. It just seems as if it were yesterday when I signed both Christian and Edge to WWE contracts and now Edge is retired and in the WWE HOF and, hopefully, Christian will earn the same accolade some day.

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

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  • AnacondaVise

    The two best in-ring works in the company putting on a great match? Who knew. :) Joking a side I wish WWE would focus more on guys that can I don't know wrestle and less on guys who just look the part.

  • H.M.

    The fatal four way and WWE title match were outstanding matches IMO. The latter surpassed the former, but the former left me salivating for more.

  • Monty

    I hope bryan vs punk goes on for few more PPV. Bryan has lost 3 straight PPV yet he is becoming more popular. I still remember when he was let go by wwe not that long ago. Happy for his success

  • bruno

    Quite honestly, the match wasnt as great as cm punk vs jericho. It was great though