WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with his latest blog where he gives his thoughts on Payback and more. You can check out the full entry here along with some highlights below.
Enzo Amore’s injury:
After Enzo Amore sustained a concussion after being apparently knocked out thanks to a stiff ring rope/cable and the show slowed to a halt early, the talents rebounded and seemingly put the show back on track. Luckily for Enzo, a talented and tough kid, that he was not seriously injured but I’m not saying that a concussion isn’t serious because they obviously are. I’m a major fan of Enzo and Cass and expect great things from them in the future.
Shane McMahon and Stephanie running Raw:
While I am looking forward to Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon being the CO-GM’s of RAW and hopefully an eventual departure from the 20+ year run of antagonist authority figures in WWE on RAW, the segment felt a bit long for me. While fantasy booking this scenario, it’s hard to not to picture a Shane vs HHH match at some point in time.
Roman Reigns vs AJ Styles:
Roman Reigns and AJ Styles did their part and more in closing the show in a solid and at times spectacular fashion. I felt that match, in hindsight, had a few more ‘near falls’ for my taste but it’s better to miss on that side of the equation than for wrestlers to rarely attempt to win a match. Both men demonstrated an intense work ethic and even though and the extra involvement by Gallows, Anderson and the Usos might not have been everyone’s favorite BBQ Sauce it allowed our more talents to get a bit of a rub fom the main event.