Ross opens today’s show by congratulating Glenn Jacobs (Kane) on winning the Knox County Mayoral race. Through all the years Ross spent in WWE, he doesn’t think the company hired a more reliable, stand-up human being than Glenn Jacobs. Ross points out that Jacob is going to be an honest public servant for the people of Knox County, and he thinks Jacob will be great at the job.
Ross talks about the rumours surrounding Matt Hardy’s future, and the notion that he might be considering retirement due to lingering back issues. He points out that there’s only so many bumps on your bump card, and it appears as if Hardy is approaching the end of his in-ring career. He points out that Hardy is quite versatile and skilled, and he’ll be able to make a living in the business in a number of different ways if he chooses to do so.
Ross is a big fan of the current feud between Daniel Bryan and The Miz. He points out that real-life problems presented in a sensible way allows the audience to connect to the product easier. He thinks these two guys will have a terrific match at SummerSlam.
Speaking of SummerSlam, Ross wonders which match will close the show. He assumes it will either be the WWE Title match between A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe, or the Universal Title match between Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns.
Ross says he’d normally pick Lesnar/Reigns to close the show, but he points out that fans might hijack that bout and turn it into a negative experience for everyone. There’s no doubt that Styles and Joe will tear the house down, so maybe that’d be the better closing match. Overall he likes the card and he’s excited to see how it all plays out.