The Jim Ross Report Recap w/ Brandi Rhodes – Ross Leaving WWE, Kurt Angle’s Booking, Brandi’s new AEW Role, More!
Ross opens today’s show by addressing the death of King Kong Bundy. He notes that Bundy was a larger than life character and a great man. Ross actually introduced the idea of the ‘5-count pin’ for Bundy, as a way to show his dominance. This also allowed for some unique finish opportunities in Bundy’s matches.
Moving onto this week’s RAW, Ross thinks we’re getting close to there being too many intangibles in the Women’s Championship picture. He notes that those 3 women can’t lower themselves to other talent, but they can be used to elevate others if booked correctly. Ross thinks Becky Lynch will win on Sunday at Fastlane, and at WrestleMania as well.
Ross thinks The Shield’s return will be a nice attraction for WWE, even though it mightn’t mean as much on a one-week build as it would have over a more lengthy build. Roman Reigns was right when he said that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed and there’s no guarantee Dean Ambrose will remain with WWE, even though Ross has been told that WWE is actively trying to convince him to stay.
Ross loved Triple H’s promo on RAW this past week. He thought it felt organic and real, and he’d be very surprised if that was a scripted promo. If it was scripted, he says that Triple H should be in Hollywood. He notes that young performers should study this promo.