In the latest edition of his website blog, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross elaborated on some recent comments he made regarding Chael Sonnen and Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania. He also shared his prediction on what he expects to happen during the “face-to-face confrontation” between Sting and Triple H at the WWE Fast Lane pay-per-view and more.
Below are highlights:
On additional thoughts on Chael Sonnen & Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania: “My friend Chael Sonnen said on TSN’s Off the Record that he was going to meet with WWE officials in the near future. If accurate, Chael is a natural for WWE as he “gets it” and is a fan of the business notwithstanding the fact that he stays in excellent physical condition and is a natural born showman. If Chael were to join WWE, he would become their 2nd best talker behind @HeymanHustle from day one. Sonnen could be utilized in the ring or behind a mic SO easily. I’m anxious to see how this plays out. I’m happy to stay tuned.
With that said the top attraction from the world of MMA in my opinion is @RondaRousey who’s nothing but box office and has a truck load of charisma and lives with the Four Horsewomen who are all big wrestling fans. It would be so easy to book this attraction while garnering tons of publicity.
Needless to say, the entire MMA/WWE connection is nothing more than speculation at this time but I do know that Ronda Rousey and her Horsewomen would be fun for which to create a WM31 scenario.
Gathering outside the WWE Universe publicity is imperative for every WrestleMania and other major events if the inclusion of the celebrity is organic. With Chael and/or Ronda that transition is easy. What about Ronda and Rowdy Roddy Piper in a mixed tag match? So now, here comes the Ric Flair and Charlotte suggestions as their opponents.”
On a prediction for the Sting/Triple H “Face-To-Face Confrontation” at WWE Fast Lane: “I’m guessing that the Sting-HHH face to face meeting at the Fast Lane PPV emanating from Memphis later this month will be highlighted by some sort of physicality to better ignite the personal issue between The Stinger and The Cerebral Assassin. Then, I see this rivalry being well built between the Memphis event and WM31. I like this paring and feel that their match at WM31, which seems inevitable, will be significant if it is positioned properly on the card and in the event’s promotion.”
On Lucha Underground: “Enjoyed Lucha Underground Wednesday night and watched a couple of episodes of it. If the audience can find this show and the Lucha folks can continue to provide their small but growing audience strong matches, intriguing characters, create new stars and a way to separate the multiple, masked talents on their show, I think this brand has a chance to become a successful TV show sooner than later. The issue of fans finding the El Rey Network remains an issue as does fans trying to find TNA on Destination America. Viewing habits are challenging to establish and I’m suggesting that both Lucha and TNA have a challenging journey ahead of them for the next 18 months or so.”
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