During the latest edition of the Ross Report podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discussed this week’s Raw and the main segments it had, which involved the likes of Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Shawn Michaels & Triple H.
Below is Good Ol’ JR’s review:
“My takeaway from Monday Night Raw is this. I was shocked that Brock Lesnar was on the show. I didn’t even know he was going to be on it. I didn’t understand why that was not made public after segment one; I don’t think we saw him after that. Paul Heyman, who did a great promo says that Bill Goldberg was not here. I’m not blaming Paul but I might not want to let everyone know that; just for the hell of it, why even address it?
I thought Shawn Michaels showing up, which I did enjoy that surprise, it’s a different ballgame than comparing that to Brock. Shawn is not working at WrestleMania, he’s not wrestling anymore, but Brock has a main event match there, so I think you should advertise one of your main eventers being there. I thought that segment was really good with Reigns and Shawn Michaels. I like that Reigns is getting a little edgy. I believe that Reigns screws Taker and wins at WrestleMania. He’s a star, he’s a red hot son of a bi**h.
The business involving Stephanie McMahon, Mick Foley, and Triple H was really well done, very dramatic. That kind of promo is money. There is so much talking on television that is not money, but that was money. It was really well done, and finally, we saw a babyface side of Seth Rollins that we had been waiting for for quite some time. He has to change a few things that he does, but he can be a huge babyface. By getting his a** handed to him last night, it reinforces to me that he is going to go over at WrestleMania, as he should.
Rollins should win at WrestleMania. Reigns should win at WrestleMania, and we know that Kevin Owens is going to win at WrestleMania. They told me that this show is going to be 6 hours, my gosh.”