Sunday night at WWE Payback, Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt faced off in the first ever House Of Horrors match, and the match was met with mixed reviews to say the least. Some fans enjoyed it while others most definitely did not.
Jim Ross recently shared his thoughts on the match in his latest blog, and he noted that he didn’t hate the match, but he also understands why some fans might not have embraced it.
“The controversial House of Horrors match has seemingly been received mixed reviews. I did not ‘hate’ the match at all but could see where it might not have been an ideal fit for some fans especially those that were in the arena. These type bouts are often times calculated risks when it comes to presentation. It had some of the Hollywood Backlot Brawl qualities/feel that featured Goldust vs Roddy Piper back in the day. This was apparently a challenging presentation for some fans to embrace but could it actually be much to do about nothing? I was actually surprised that Wyatt won and thought the inclusion of Jinder Mahal and his crew was timely.”
Ross also praised Braun Strowman for his performance in his match with Roman Reigns at Payback, and he noted once again that he thinks WWE will have a hard time trying to convince the fans to boo Braun.
“Another strong outing on a major event for Braun Strowman who is being creatively managed quite well by @WWE. Strowman is a major part of the future of WWE or so it seems to me. Curious to see how WWE deals with Strowman’s popularity considering that he is being booked as a nasty, badass villain. Defiant, young males love to live vicariously through stars that they often times see on TV and if that logic is somewhat accurate, what’s there to dislike about Strowman? Braun is a monster with no apparent reverse gear.”
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