Jim Ross: "Royal Rumble Is One Of WWE's Best-Booked PPVs In A Good While"
Ahead of this weekend’s WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross checked in via his official website with his latest blog, which includes his thoughts on this Sunday’s big event.
Regarding the hype leading into this year’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Ross gave WWE a lot of credit, sharing his belief that this weekend’s joint-brand PPV event has been “one of the best-booked WWE events in a good while.”
“This [year’s Royal] Rumble event is one of the best booked WWE events in a good while in my opinion,” said Ross of the build-up to the first WWE pay-per-view of the year. “There should be some outstanding developments occurring Sunday night to continue to build and forward the planned, Wrestlemania storylines.”
Ross continued, “There are really no reasons why this event Sunday should not be a strong night of pro wrestling entertainment. Hopefully the talents will be of a an ‘I’m stealing the show’ mindset.”
The WWE Hall Of Famer addressed the Royal Rumble betting odds that have been making the rounds in internet wrestling circles this week.
“Goldberg is the 2-1 betting favorite as of today via the bookmakers who actually take bets on pro wrestling events,” wrote ‘Good Ole’ J.R.’ in his Monday blog.
Additionally, Ross shared his opinion regarding the “50/50” (a.k.a. “Even Steven”) style of booking that WWE has been doing with virtually all of their top stars — particularly new talents with potential — over the past few years.
As the legendary pro wrestling announcer pointed out in his latest website blog this week, booking in that fashion absolutely does no favors for any of the talents involved.
“Making stars in wrestling in today’s marketplace can be done via winning consistently and not by wining one, losing one, etc.,” Ross stated. “Talents getting ‘on a roll’ is a simple concept that all fans can relate to and the much maligned, 50-50 booking concept simply won’t work no matter what any proponent of that philosophy may say. Trust me.”
Jim Ross is scheduled to make a couple of appearances during Royal Rumble weekend in San Antonio, Texas. On Friday, Oklahoma’s finest will be appearing at the River City Wrestling event at the Turner Club in Kirby, Texas. For more information regarding the appearance, visit RiverCityWrestling.net. JR will also be hosting his one-man stage show, “An Evening with Jim Ross” at the Improv at River Center in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday. For more information, including ticket information, visit RiverCityComedyClub.com.
Check out the complete Jim Ross blog at his official website, JRsBarBQ.com. Also, don’t forget to tune into the “Ross Report” podcast every Tuesday night at PodcastOne.com. JR’s guest on this week’s episode, which drops later this evening, will be WWE Hall Of Famer and current RAW General Manager Mick Foley.