Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com with his thoughts about last night’s Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View. Some highlights:
– Seemed like, biased opinion, Smackdown had the 2 best bouts of the nite. The IC Title match and the Ladder match.
– Lots of sore, bruised men after the show. Trainers & Doctors seemed to be busy. My hats off to those that worked their asses off.
– Strap match was in a tough spot & strap matches are challenging to begin with. Both Punk & Umaga worked hard in a tough spot.
– Kofi Kingston is going to be a star especially as he gets more mic time & makes the most of it. William Regal has great aggression.
– Happy I wasn’t involved in the Hog Pen business. Whew. Once (Hershey, PA) is enough. It smelled like I was at a FFA function. That would be Future Farmers of America.
– I’m happy for Tommy Dreamer. Hard work & passion for his craft should pay off. Congrats Tommy!
– Submission bouts w/ a giant are big hills to climb. Cena-Show was about what I expected and I thought, for what it was, that each guy did great. I liked the length of the cage match & was happy that there was no outside interference. Another match that takes a physical toll on the participants. Better them than me.
– Rey vs Jericho was excellent. Two highly skilled, SD talents who help make Friday nights fun. I could watch these two men wrestle every night. Edge vs Jeff was the match of the night. The bar has been raised so high on these types of bouts that I don’t know what some hardcore fans expect but on a personal level, I loved this one. The risks these guys took were amazing and uncomfortable to witness so up close.
– The Punk cashing in on the Money in the Bank contract completely surprised me. Some will like it, some might not but it certainly had fans I spoke with talking. Where all this goes has my interest.