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Jim Ross Comments On The Difficulties With Two Battleground Matches

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Punjabi Prison

It's not a bold statement to make that both the Flag match and the Punjabi Prison match at Battleground did not go well for the WWE. Whether you enjoyed the match or not on a personal level, they were not well-received by the general fanbase. Jim Ross chimed in on the difficulties in these matches, which he noted as being two main events at the end of the show where near-falls could not occur combined with the obscured vision of the Punjabi Prison made for a difficult sell to fans.

I appreciated the work rate of the men and women who participated on the event from Philly as that’s always the start for me, effort/work rate.

Any time two major, main event level matches have little to no ‘near falls’ included due to the structure of their match i.e. the Punjabi Prison bout and the Flag Match, it’s a risky premise.

I’m still not sure that I could pass a quiz on the rules of the Punjabi Prison match which had challenging sight lines for TV through all the bamboo, etc. Those basic challenges can make it hard for the live audience to emotionally invest.


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