WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on the Hell in a Cell PPV, John Cena doing his U.S Open Challenge at the event, and the Steve Austin podcast with Brock Lesnar. Here are the highlights.
On the Hell in a Cell PPV:
Why is it necessary for WWE to have two Hell in a Cell matches this Sunday in LA? The PG product has almost evolved away from HIAC matches to start with and having two on the same show lessens what the Taker vs. Lesnar HIAC match can or cannot do in the main event. Bottom line is that HIAC isn’t a PG entity or at least that’s my take on it. Neither is the Elimination Chamber. The event in LA is sold out
This event Sunday has lost a fair amount of luster over the past several weeks build to it but that means that expectations are likely lower than expected which means it could be a sleeper show at the Staples Center.
On John Cena doing his U.S Open Challenge at the event:
Big question is will John Cena anoint someone in the US Title Open Challenge? Great spot to do so with Cena leaving for several weeks after Sunday’s show.
On the Steve Austin podcast with Brock Lesnar:
Thought the Austin-Lesnar piece of business after RAW was good stuff. Both men very natural and at ease with each other which indicates significant mutual respect between to mega stars. If you heard it you heard both Austin and Lesnar being themselves which was refreshing. Organic, pro wrestling presentations are fleeting these days or so seems to me. Good conversation between two of our greatest signees. Great insight as to who Brock Lesnar the man truly is.
You can read the entire blog here.