The Jim Ross Report Recap w/ Torrie Wilson & Eric Bischoff – Corbin vs. Angle, Changes to Hall of Fame Inductions, Wrestling Moving to Streaming Services, More!
Ross thought the Becky Lynch/Charlotte pull apart was fine, but if they were going to have a pull apart he doesn’t think they should have spoken at all before hand. They could have had Kevin Owens do the talking, and then when the two ladies got face to face they could get right to the action. As it was booked, he thought the promo went on a bit too long.
Ross notes that WrestleMania is shaping up to be a lengthy show, and he’s very interested to see how much time gets allotted for each match.
Ross assumes the Battle Royal will take place on the kickoff show, and he has no problem with the match in the sense that it allows a lot of performers to get on the WrestleMania card. He also doesn’t have an issue with Braun Strowman working in that match as it gives him a role on the show and allows him to showcase his physicality.
Ross still thinks the women will close the show but he assumes the recent surge of Kofi Kingston may have WWE officials second guessing themselves. He doesn’t think it’ll be a warmly-received ending to the show if WWE chooses to close with Seth Rollins/Brock Lesnar.
Ross is concerned with WWE’s utilization of Lacey Evans right now. He notes that she needs to be in the ring getting reps, and he hasn’t seen anything that says she’s doing that on live events or in NXT. If she reaches her full potential he thinks she’s going to be a huge star, but she needs to continue her in-ring progression to get there.