Just in time for tonight’s WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view, Jim Ross has put up a brand new blog entry that looks at a few of the matches on tonight’s card, including what match he believes could surprise and steal the show. Below are a few of Ross’ predictions for tonight’s event from Baltimore:
Ross on triple threat WWE Title match tonight: “I look for CM Punk to retain. Punk is the hottest WWE Superstar on the roster at this time and seems to be building much needed momentum for a marquis, PPV selling bout at WM28. The question here is how well will the Miz and ADR distinguish themselves Sunday night? An off the chart performance by each would be superb.”
Ross on Triple H vs Kevin Nash: “Don’t overlook these two, established veteran stars. Both men will want to make great accountings of themselves where a sledgehammer hangs above the ring and can only be reached by using a ladder. Expect to see the ladder used in a multitude of offensive ways in route to the sledge finishing one of the two former Kliq members. I have HHH winning at TLC. With all the main event experience both men have, I am of the belief that this can be a potential show stealer.”
Ross on Mark Henry vs Big Show: “World Heavyweight Title where chairs are legal. My guess is that the Champion and World’s Strongest Man retains his title. I hope that these two can top their most recent PPV bout which I felt was an outstanding, super heavyweight contest. I could see this match ending somewhat suddenly given the talents involved and the added element of chairs.”
Ross on Cody Rhodes vs Booker T: “IC Title at stake and the opportunity for the younger Rhodes to take another step up the ladder. I’ll be disappointed if this isn’t one of the best bouts of the night. Rhodes gets a quality win over a top veteran.”
Ross on Dolph Ziggler vs Zack Ryder: “The United States Title is on the line in a contest that has the challenger finally getting a one on one, PPV opportunity. Contender Ryder has been campaigning vigorously for his chance and it’s here. Zigger is one of WWE’s most outstanding, young stars but Ryder’s time seems to be upon us. Ryder in somewhat of an upset. ”
Ross on Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett: “Barrett truly NEEDS a major win here in this Tables match. This one is hard to predict but the slight nod goes to the Englishman.”
In addition, Ross answers a series of questions and answers, including his thoughts on Michael Hayes as a color commentator, NBA star Kobe Bryant breaking up with his wife, Lesnar vs Overeem in UFC, and more. You can view the full blog at JRsBarBQ.com.