Jim Ross Weighs In On Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Candidates

Jim Ross has published a new blog on his official website offering his thoughts on Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns as well as potential candidates for induction into next year’s WWE Hall of Fame class.

Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns explaining the motive behind their recent assaults on Raw tonight: “Apparently the three men in black, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns will be interviewed by @MichaelCole tonight on Raw. I hope that we get some revealing info but not too much as I feel these three can be significant contributors on RAW but I also feel that this info needs to come over time especially with WWE doing tons of episodic TV. As a fan, I don’t need every question answered tonight and, hopefully, their comments will elict even more interest/questions.

“Count on this…no matter what the three, NXT talents have to say, it will be dissected and thoroughly analyzed. In today’s social media crazed, info heavy world of sports entertainment, everything is under a microscope and there are more ‘experts’ sounding off than ever before. Don’t take that as a knock and if you do… Lighten Up Francis.”

Dean Ambrose: “Ambrose has a little Roddy Piper and Brian Pillman traits in him or so it seems to me. His FCW/NXT bout a few months ago with @RealKingRegal was stellar. I called it with Dusty Rhodes and we had a blast. Ambrose is a blue chip stock and is arguably the most ‘unpredictable’ of the three. Perhaps ‘complex’ is an adequate word to describe Ambrose at this point in time.”

Seth Rollins: “Rollins reminds me of @CMPunk in some areas of Rollins’ game or at least the formative CM Punk of a few years ago. I perceive that as a good thing. Rollins is an Iowa kid who has a sound, skill set, confidence, toughness and is the current NXT Champion. He has a natural swagger and wrestles with a chip on his shoulder which I embrace.”

Roman Reigns: “Reigns is a former Georgia Tech nose tackle and has reshaped his body from 300+ to 260ish and is of Samoan decent, father is WWE HOFer Sika, and at times has reminded me of @TheRock when I first inked ‘The Great One’ to his WWE contract. In that I mean the obvious heritage matter but also the physical frame, intellect, and overall, natural athleticism. We can only hope that Roman Reigns can approach The Rock’s accomplishments inside the squared circle some day. Only time will tell if that lofty goal can be reached but Reigns can be special. Watch someone interpret what I just said as being that JR is predicting Roman to be the next Rock. Hey, I wish.”

The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2013: “The WWE HOF inductee list for 2013 is going to be intriguing. I am not in that loop so I don’t know who is or isn’t being considered. There are many right answers as to who should be inducted and we all have our favorites. I’d love to see the great Bruno Sammartino inducted if for no other reason than for his family and his fans. Seeing Bruno step up to the podium in Madison Square Garden would rekindle the memories of a beloved era of the business many of us remember with fondness.

“Bob Backlund needs to be inducted some day. Is it in 2013? Who knows. Bob’s record as WWE Champion is damned awesome even when compared to Sammartino’s untouchable accomplishments.

“Mick Foley would likely steal the show if inducted. Mrs Foley’s baby boy has become quite the standup comedian and public speaker and would be a great Attitude Era representative.

“Is this the year for Macho Man Randy Savage to be inducted? That one is arguably past due.”

Daniel Pena

Daniel Pena is a longtime wrestling news reporter and the webmaster of PWPix.net

  • Two Cents

    Reading on some of these thoughts from different sources that have worked with Reigns, they describe him as a big, strong, charismatic, young guy to watch. My thoughts were that Rock was like that when he first debuts. Reading here, I would have to agree with J.R. not to read too much into what he said of the similarities. That family has always been attention grabbing and charismatic, so I am not too surprised that he would fit the bill of being described the way he has been.

  • Pozessed

    I think there is going to be a change to WWE.. I see these guys continuing to have more attitude similar to Punk. I think the program will be more like it was in the “Ruthless Aggression” era.

    • Swag Daddy

      Oh okay kind of sounds like what people said when the nexus came in though.

      • Pozessed

        There’s a lot of things pointing towards change though to be honest.. Plus with Linda giving up running for senate then it does allow them to push it a bit.

        • Swag Daddy

          Well all I say is dont hold your breath.

          • Pozessed

            Never do. But hey, a guy can dream. By the way, you seen the Shield’s youtube account? At the end it has what looks like AJ taking it from behind… That doesn’t seem PG to me. Look it up yourself “[Ep. 1] WWE Anonymous Cam – Maxine AJ Lee Kaitlyn (Uncensored)”

  • pwnez

    All three of these guys have alot of potential. Hopefully this doesn’t turn out to be another fail Nexus-type angle.

  • Thomas-24/7 (Mutascale)

    Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns are talented, and watching their interview…this story has potential.

    As for the WWE 2013 Hall of Fame, Randy Savage is LONG overdue; Sammartino deserves to be in it, but he has stated that he has no interest in joining the Hall of Fame; Bob Backlund seems very likely and he looks great; Mick Foley looks to be the next face for the Hall of Fame if WWE plans to promote the Attitude Era next year.