Jim Ross Blog: WWE Battleground Thoughts, Build To SummerSlam & More

Posted by Matt Boone July 21, 2014 2 Comments

The following are highlights of the latest Jim Ross blog:

On not watching Battleground: “I did not watch the WWE presentation of Battle Ground live as I was in the midst of a 600 mile drive home from the cornfields of Iowa but it got me to thinking that WWE might want to consider selling the radio rights to their PPV events to Sirius, for example, for those of us who are travelers to some degree. I’d have loved to have heard the event on radio. It would be new money for WWE plus it would keep more people connected to the brand. And no I don’t think that it would harm the WWE Network whatsoever with the once a month PPV’s airing on radio.”

On some of the angles last night: “Upon taking a fast look at the PPV I can tell you that I enjoyed the tag title bout and enjoyed the 2X3 fall stipulation. Both teams worked hard and seem to have good chemistry. Hopefully, WWE will get other teams ready to engage in the Tag Title picture as I know that there are many who are specifically fans of tag team wrestling which is not dead by any means but it’s not exactly the picture of health within the business as a whole either.”

I was ready to enjoy Ambrose vs. Rollins but that did not happen but the angle that replaced the match was good and it should build more anticipation for them to work at Summer Slam if not too much is given away for free on Raw and/or Smackdown. If this match is kept somewhat clean prior to Summer Slam it will add more to the card.”

On the build to SummerSlam: “Overall, the show appeared to be somewhat of a place holder with a great deal of potential Summer Slam content within it which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I may have more to say about Battle Ground if I sit down to watch the entire event in real time later in the week.”

Check out the complete blog at JRsBarBQ.com.

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    • Bulkster *Upvote god*

      Why would he even blog on it before he saw it then.

    • Dan Pedreyra

      Someone probably asked him so that was somewhat out of context. If he watches that nightmare…his blog will be a short novel. Go check out my short blog on Bleacher Report. I do not agree with Ross that the Rollins/Ambrose works with no match at BattleGround. He said he believes they should not give away matches on Raw/Smackdown. I know JR has that philosophy and I think it is poor thinking. You HAVE to do that at times…..and doing a bait and switch like that to fans who honestly sometimes cannot afford to have that happen is disrespecting thier “WWE Universe.” Some people save up JUST to purchase a ppv……and possibly for that match. Bait and switch em on Raw or Smackdown……not on a PPV that costs 50.00 to those who may not have the network.

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