WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently took to his blog to clarify comments he made he felt were taken out of context by many regarding WWE Superstar Roman Reigns. Reigns has reportedly come under criticism by some backstage who feel he may not be ready to main event WrestleMania 31 against Brock Lesnar, which is currently the plan for the big event.
Below are Ross’ comments:
“Some, not all, who comprise the IWC and operate websites, etc love to walk a fine line. When asked if I thought Roman Reigns was ready for the WWE World Title run that might be in his future, I said “not now but he’s got until April to become ready and that I was optimistic that he could get there. Some in the IWC, to create more traffic, then went into business for themselves printed that I said that Roman wasn’t ready and inferred that I had little confidence in him of getting ready. That’s like ‘borrowing’ from my blogs for their own sites and never mentioning how to order our products which is the primary reason hat I write so many blogs each week….to create a forum to sell my family’s products. At least I’m honest.
To set the record straight, anyone who can guarantee that they know if Reigns will be ready or not are BS’ing themselves and who ever listens to them. If you have a crystal ball I’d suggest that you use to it win some sports bets and to play the stock market.
By the way, what if Reigns is NOT slated to become the next big thing at WM31? The eraser is a mighty weapon. Bottom line is to simply stay tuned and enjoy the ride and try not to over analyze the TV programming of any company that promotes the genre.”
A major angle for WrestleMania 31 is set to kick off on the first “RAW” of 2015, and there is some speculation it may be Reigns’ program with Lesnar. That, however, is also subject to Reigns winning the 2015 Royal Rumble match later in the month.
The whole blog entry can be found here.
I think J.R. often speaks the voice of reason, and he does so again here. The potential is there for Reigns to be great, and he has several months to make sure he is ready.