Jim Ross Blogs About The New WWE Title, Zeb Coulter, The Shield, More
– Jim Ross recently posted a new blog entry. Here are the highlights…
On Zeb Coulter: Getting lots of Tweets regarding Zeb Colter’s politically based comments and many feel that the comments are untimely. Isn’t that what wrestling villains do, make inflammatory, controversial comments that strike a nerve with the audience? Same type of comments are made daily on a variety of news outlets so I’d suggest to the most vocal of critics to simply, “Lighten Up Francis.” Zeb’s TV persona is that of a political zealot who has controversial opinions. Zeb…if that is his real name. Jack Swagger is too good of a big, athlete to not have a viable shot at long term success in WWE. The former, two time, Oklahoma State High School Heavyweight Wrestling Champion AND All State football lineman went to OU as a two sport star and earned two time All American Honors in wrestling while a Sooner. Colter is helping develop Swagger’s TV persona which is timely while Swagger is as athletic a big men, 6’6″-270, as anyone on the WWE roster.
On The Shield: Huge win for the Shield on their first RAW bout defeating Jericho, Sheamus and Ryback, who seems to be in implosion mode. The Shield talents, who honed their skills at NXT, have proven that they can hunt with the big dogs. Now the difference maker is to not be satisfied with their skill set and today’s body of work but to relentlessly push to refine their game and to improve upon it.
On The New WWE Title: The Rock unveiled the newly designed WWE Title of which has been a topical, Twitter subject @JRsBBQ. I’ve stated many times in the past, I’m not a title belt aficionado and have never invested much of my time on the design of any championship. I think classy, simple is better but, again, I won’t lose any sleep over how a championship belt looks. Personalized Championship tittles are simply what they are. I always thought the old WCW Title belt was WAY too big as was the UWF Title back in the day while I still think that the Lou Thesz version of the NWA Title along with the Race, Funk, Brisco NWA title belt was classy and cool. But again, I’m not your best source for an opinion on the Spinner Title or Rock’s Brahma Bull Title. I’d say the same thing re: the Smoking Skull title as well in case you’re wondering.
On Paul Heyman and Vickie Guerrero : Paul Heyman and Vickie Guerrero have great chemistry. I enjoy their interactions. As I’ve said, Heyman is this generation’s best ‘manager’ and I don’t even know who’s in second place. One also has to tip one’s hat to Vickie Guerrero who has become a major player in WWE after getting such a late start in the biz. I am amazed at how good Vickie Guerrero has become. I’m very proud of Vickie and I’m positive that Eddy would have been too.
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* Updated card for next week’s Raw
* Check out a full look at the new WWE Heavyweight title
* The Rock taunts CM Punk over Elimination Chamber win
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* 411’s Wrestler of the Week: Jack Swagger, The Rock, More
* 411’s WWE RAW report