Put a little smack on it. While he hasn’t been seen since “Wrestlemania XXXIII”, Jim Ross is still one of the best sources of wresting knowledge. He’s been around forever and can talk about almost any given wrestler on the planet today. This makes his blogs one of the most valuable resources for wrestling and as luck would have it, Ross is back with a new one.

Ross’ latest blog covers most of the recent happenings in WWE and gives his thoughts on a variety of topics. A lot of the discussion focuses on the recent editions of “Smackdown Live” and includes a variety of thoughts on the new talent acquisitions from the Superstar Shakeup. Here are a few highlights.

On Jinder Mahal

“The Jinder Mahal ascension on the SDLive roster including him being the #1 contender for the WWE Title seems to be being overthought to some degree by a handful of pundits. The rapid advancement up the card of Jinder has some concerned, and I get that point, but I see it as worth the chance and, fast track or not, Mahal is somewhat of a calculated risk which is essentially the same thing that most promotions deal with when advancing new talents who suddenly appear on the main event radar.

“I like this booking because it involves a deserving, hard working talent who has unique skills, is fundamentally sound and has a unique, TV persona plus he provide Randy Orton with a new opponent.”

On Shinsuke Nakamura

“Anxious to see the pending evolution of Shinsuke Nakamura on SD Live especially when the gets into a serious, title oriented storyline. The only missing piece to the game of the King of Strong Style is his ability to communicate effectively to his English speaking audience which is addressable. Love Shin’s upside and charisma.”

On Charlotte

“Charlotte is making amazing strides to up her game and that’s what one often gets when you combine a world class athlete with Flair DNA and seemingly an obsession to be the best ever in the game.

“@MsCharlotteWWE is quickly developing into the ‘Hulk Hogan’ of her gender in WWE. It’s not far fetched whatsoever to think that Charlotte will headline a major PPV some day in the future if things continue to progress.”

You can read the full blog here.

Opinion: Ross tends to have a more positive outlook on the situations in WWE and that’s a rather nice change of pace over all the negativity you tend to see online. As usual, Ross has a lot of praise for Charlotte (which is well deserved) but it’s nice to see him speak so highly about so many other talents.

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When do you see Ross back on WWE TV? Is he right or wrong in his praise for the new “Smackdown Live” talent? Let us know in the comments below.


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