RAW is Hitman!! NXT Impacting 'Next Level" of WWE, Q&A's Updated Here, Order JR's Sauces Online Today!
Quick blog with some RAW thoughts. Great time to stock up on JR's BBQ Sauces, Chipotle Ketchup, Main Event Mustard, All Purpose Seasoning, and 5 flavors of 97% Fat Free Beef Jerky from http://www.wweshop.com. Easy ordering and they deliver to your front door. Let's Grill! I know that much is being made of the WWE APP but I'm very pleased that I had it downloaded on my IPad so I could enjoy the Bret Hart Appreciation Day celebration after RAW went off the air Monday night.Thoroughly enjoyed the memorable in ring ceremony and the sincere appreciation and respect shown to one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time. When I came to WWE in 1993, Bret Hart was at the top of my list of talents whose matches that I wanted to broadcast. Bret was of the same mold that I had been brought into the business with in the territory days except he was at a higher level than just about anyone. His technical expertise reminded me of Danny Hodge who many consider the greatest wrestler, amateur turned pro, America has ever produced.Bret recently had his knee replaced but he seemed to be moving around well while in the ring. He was one of my wrestling friends who reached out to my family during the recent Oklahoma tornados. Bret was in Hawaii at the time and him contacting us was much appreciated. That illustrates what kind of man that he is....a true, friend. Followers on Twitter @JRsBBQ asked what I consider Bret's greatest match and I'm unable to narrow it down to one. The Hitman had many. Obviously his '92 Summer Slam match vs. the British Bulldog was spectacular as was the Ironman Match at WrestleMania 12 vs. Shawn Michaels but I have a hard time picking one over the WM13 classic with Steve Austin. When one thinks about what that match eventually meant within the annals of WWE, it's pretty amazing. It launched the attitudinal Austin to the next level, it began a slow burn, TV persona turn for Bret and arguably lead to many facets of the Attitude Era. I'm remiss that I wasn't in Calgary to enjoy the festivities first hand but enjoyed every moment of it on the WWE APP which was clear as a bell and sounded great, too.WWE NXT is doing its work as many new faces from developmental are beginning to to occupy key, roster spots on RAW and Smackdown. Some incumbent talents on the main roster who are 'peculating' might want to glance over their shoulder. More, outstanding NXT prospects are pushing to be "next" on the call up list. Competition is on going and good for all. It will take time for all the 'new' to be facilitated which means that it will take patience of which many fans and some talents don't have in an abundance. I see much of 1013 being a 'transition year,' of sort, which means fresh, new, and exciting times on WWE TV programming. The Bray Wyatt Family vignette was spot on and after seeing them perform as much as I have in NXT I can attest that they will, without question, contribute positively to WWE once they arrive on RAW and/or Smackdown. Wyatt has success and athleticism in his blood and has that rare, second gear that most big men do not possess. I can't stress how important that is. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are big, rugged dudes who, at times, remind me of a young Mick Foley or Bruiser Brody inasmuch as they are 'brawlers' who move well for being such big men.The Shield continues to evolve and their unit is becoming one of the hottest entities within WWE in years. If they can stay healthy, which there are no guarantees, and continue to evolve and master their craft these three can be big time players in WWE for years to come. Hopefully, they will continue down their current path as I would like to see where that would take the trio at WM30 in New Orleans.For my money, no one on any WWE broadcast over shadows Daniel Bryan who is arguably the best technical wrestler in the business and his consistent performances week after week often times goes unmentioned. Bryan has the same skill set that Bret Hart had back in the day and that is making everyone that he's in the ring with better. That is a true artform and is one that is battling to make a comeback in today's world of sports entertainment. The Calgary crowd was an asset on RAW as well. amazingly, I can still recall the unbridled emotion that we all experienced in July 1997 at the Canadian Stampede which was an In Your House PPV, a franchise that Bret Hart had a major hand in building. The Q&A's here on the site are updated. Send your questions there if you'd like. 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