Jim Ross Blog: RAW Thoughts, WWE’s 50/50 Booking Style, Brock Lesnar’s Return

WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross updated his official blog at JRsBarBQ.com on Tuesday featuring his in-depth thoughts on Monday’s RAW. Below are some of the highlights.

On WWE producing a typical opening RAW segment despite facing head-to-head competition from the College Football Playoffs:

“Seemed as if WWE produced this RAW ignoring the fact that the CFB Playoffs were head to head with WWE. It was business as usual with the predictable, long, opening segment promo.”

On WWE hurting Titus O’Neil’s potential with their 50/50 booking style:

“Titus O’Neill seems to be evolving but then he gets beat up after getting his win vs Stardust which is a great example of non vertical, 50-50 booking that helps who?”

On Kalisto getting mic time and winning the United States title on RAW:

“Kalisto getting some mic time is smart of WWE. Fans are not going to easily perceive a talent as a star if they get little or no mic time. Hopeful that Kalisto keeps the US Title longer than it takes for his coffee to get cold. He’s a underrated talent and WWE needs a Hispanic ‘face.”

On the way Roman Reigns was booked on RAW this week:

“Wasn’t overly wild about the stipulation involving Roman Reigns on RAW but I can see the reasoning behind it. The execution of the physicality prior to Brock arriving on the scene was fair at best. I liked the facials of Reigns in the closing moments of the segment as he was very expressive in that area plus I enjoyed that Lesnar was made to look like the stud that he is in how the match/physicality went off the air.”

On WWE needing to book Brock Lesnar in a way that makes a big impact:

“Lesnar needed to make an impact on this RAW as I pointed out Monday in that blog here on the site. Lesnar is the biggest, healthy star left in WWE and will likely never be the red hot, traditional heel that he once was years ago. Lesnar is a ‘face who the fans both are in awe of and respect wholeheartedly. BTW….what happens if Lesnar faces Reigns for the WWE Title at Wrestlemania Texas and Reigns turns, aligns with the Authority and cheats to beat Lesnar in AT&T Stadium? Just saying…”