Writing this blog on SW Airlines flight from Orlando to Pittsburgh..typing like a scaled dog....!
NXT Thursday night in Orlando was excellent. Great atmosphere at Full Sail University's 500 seat arena.
Impressed with NXT Champion Seth Rollins who wrestled Jinder Mahal in a title bout. Rollins continues to improve, raise his overall game and up his intensity.
Michael McGillicutty had a helluva bout with US Champion Antonio Cesaro. These are two of my favorite talents on the roster. Not wild about the McGillicutty name but the 3rd generation kid can be a player. Cesaro is a polished in ring talent who can have great bout with a multitude of wrestlers w/ varying skill levels.
Roman Reigns reminds me of a young, early day Rock. Same heritage, 6'4"-265, great presence. The kid has "it" and should be a star if he totally commits in doing so. Smart too with his Georgia Tech education.
Thought Tyson Kidd, who I feel is vastly underrated, had a stellar night vs the talented Leo Kruger.
Sarah Del Ray doing an excellent job working/coaching the Divas. IMO I was the best in ring Divas bouts Thursday night as I've seen in WWe in a while. Layla, Alicia Fox, Paige and newcomer Sasha did well.
Loved Big E Langston's intensity and overall presentation. Big E has a shot at being special. All depends, like every talent in NXT, how much of a commitment that each individual is willing to make. I'm headed to Morgantown, Wv to take in the Oklahoma vs West Virginia Big 12 football battle. It's OU's first ever trio to WVU. Gonna be on the Sooner sideline so keep an eye out as the game airs on Fox at 7/6 central. Flying home after the game with the team and plan on e Watching WWE Survivor Series on PPV at home. I'll be pleased to be home as I assume that Cole, Lawler, and JBL will handle the PPV broadcast. Should be an interesting show. Got a feeling some intriguing days lie ahead. Seems like the time is here to consider a reshuffling of the deck. Just my opinion. I expect CM Punk to retain the WWE Title, Team Ziggler to win their Elimination Tag and Big Show to squeak by Sheamus. Speaking of Big Show, the Workd Champ wrestled Bo Dallas on NXT Ina made I called with William Regal. Show being there in Orlando was a testament to his commitment to WWe and the Developmental System which is going to get MUCH bigger and better in the near future. I'm legit excited about where Talent Development is headed. Remember that for fans in the UK part of the world that manchester's @americansoda ships JR's products. WWEShop.com @ http://www.wweshop.com has some great "deals" on our family of products which I ask you to consider for holiday gift giving. After all my recent travel and working on a variety of WWE projects, I'm ecstatic to be taking the weekend "off" and supporting #Sooners vs the Mountaineers Saturday evening. Our Q&A'S are updated. Check them out as they are all quick reads. Thanks. Boomer Sooner! J.R. @JRsBBQ