WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry over at his website where he gives his thoughts on the WWE – ESPN relationship, rumors of who might be going into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016, and more. Here are the highlights.
On the WWE – ESPN relationship:
Smart move by WWE aligning with ESPN. Creates awareness to a new, sports centric audience and may entice displaced fans, and there are plenty of those out there, back to the brand.
On rumors of who might be going into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016:
Lots of rumors regarding the WWE HOF inductions for 2016 floating around. I will believe them when I see them but there certainly isn’t a shortage of viable candidates. Obviously, the Freebirds will be getting a great deal of support because it’s Dallas and their rivalry with the Von Erich’s there was the stuff of legend at one point in time. The key is to monitor how many inductees are being presented posthumously. That will always be an issue that WWE has to consider along with gender and ethnicity. I’d submit that Sting would be a great HOF candidate this coming year.
On Jason Jordan and Chad Gable:
Really liking the up-side of NXT’s Jason Jordan and Chad Gable either as a team or positioned as individuals. Seems to me that Jordan, former Indiana Hoosier heavyweight, has been ready for a good while. Nonetheless all talents ar better suited to stay in NXT until WWE creative has a grand way to introduce them. In today’s marketplace one’s introduction and their first 6 months of their call up are essential.
You can read the entire blog here.