WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with his latest blog where he shares his thoughts on AJ Styles winning the WWE World Championship and more. You can check out the full entry here along with some highlights below.
AJ Styles vs Dean Ambrose at WWE Backlash: AJ Styles is the best, full time, in ring performer in WWE for my money. AJ’s win was timely and he was the most ‘over’ talent on the show. Good booking to make AJ the WWE Champion as he can have superb matches with virtually anyone on the SD Live roster. My only mild complain was that the pace of the AJ-Ambrose match was so fast that the two talents did not make the time to adequately sell some of their dynamic moves. Bottom line is that I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation and felt like it was was the best match that Ambrose has had in WWE.
Bray Wyatt’s loss to Kane: Many fans of Bray Wyatt are making their presence known that they are not pleased with Bray’s creative. I feel that Bray Wyatt is a potential main event talent without question but I see him as a character baby face somewhere down the road. The ‘fire fly’ entrance feels like a fan favorite presentation and that much support makes it hard to motivate a live audience to boo the proposed villain.
CM Punk’s UFC debut: Seems like too much is being made of CM Punk’s UFC debut Saturday night in his losing effort to Mickey Gall. The signing of Punk by UFC was initiated by UFC as Punk was seemingly content to start his belated, MMA career in a much lower level entity. Punk got an UFC offer and as anyone with a brain would do, jumped at it. UFC promoted Punk because, among multiple reasons, he has a strong social media following and his, significantly sized fan base from his successful run in WWE. In other words, Punk wasn’t on the card to revolutionize execution in the Octagon but for promotion and marketing purposes including increasing PPV buys which I’m certain occurred.
I’m proud that Punk got the opportunity to live his dream no matter the outcome of the match. More people should take more calculated risks in their lives to be able to facilitate long term goals and dreams. Those who protest loudly the Punk/UFC relationship likely have never gambled on living a bucket list dream in their own lives.