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1. “Audience at TLC 2016 was flat” – Jim Ross
During a recent edition of the Ross Report podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discussed SmackDown Live’s TLC 2016, the combo of Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton & more.
Below are the highlights:
On the audience at TLC 2016 being flat:
“WWE has really done a really good job with their technology. I haven’t had any issues with the Network; it’s worked great. The TLC crowd felt kind of light. I’m not really sure where they were, maybe the product was not creatively stimulating to the audience, they seemed somewhat docile. They picked their spots, granted, but the audience was flat, so yes, you can say, damn JR the crowd wasn’t very good; it’s a reason, not all of the reason, but a reason.”
On the combo of Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt:
“I like the combination of Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton. I hope that the work that has been put in with Heath Slater and Rhyno doesn’t go to knot. A lot of TV time, fans kind of like them, they’re a solid team, they’re reliable, good on the road. I think you want to maintain them somehow. Orton and Wyatt, as I have said before, Bray Wyatt is potentially the biggest character babyface in years.
He’s what Mankind was as a babyface. He was what Dusty Rhodes was in Florida, that’s what a character babyface is. Junkyard Dog was a character babyface. He was unorthodox. He wasn’t the run of the mill. Wasn’t the type of cat you saw running in the neighborhood all the time. He was unique; and Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton together, along with Luke Harper, who is underutilized.”
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