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Jim Ross Says Bray Wyatt’s Championship Win Was Strategic

February 16, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

– Jim Ross has posted his latest blog entry online. Some highlights are below:

On Bray Wyatt winning the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber: “Bray Wyatt winning the WWE Title was strategic for sure. Wyatt is a significant, character baby face in the making IMO and the fans at the live events in the arenas seem to agree. The entertaining and memorable Fire Fly entrance is pure ‘face and let’s not forget that Wyatt’s grandfather, Blackjack Mulligan was one of the great character ‘faces of all time as was Bray’s mentor Dusty Rhodes. Bray has worked hard on his in ring game, promos and his physique and conditioning which is admirable. He hasn’t been afraid to try new material and he doesn’t have the same match every outing on TV as many of his peers often times do. Bray Wyatt is a timeless talent who would be a star in any era that I have been a part of the past 40 years.”

On Smackdown’s four man commentary team: “Even though many fans seemingly don’t like the four man announce team on SD Live I think that the quartet does a good job managing the traffic as it is challenging to accomplish. The on camera chemistry for the SD Live broadcast team is a unique one and doesn’t deserve the consternation that they receive. Broadcasting the product in WWE isn’t a walk in the park but the best things in life often times aren’t easy.”

On Teddy Long’s WWE Hall of Fame induction announcement: “Congrats to my long time friend Teddy Long for going into the WWE Hall of Fame this year and Teddy will join me on the Ross Report this Monday night to record a future show. Ted overcame so much during his pro wrestling journey which was sadly not overly friendly to African American talents.”