WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted another blog entry just in time for tonight’s WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Below are a few highlights of what the former announcer had to say at his website JRsBarBQ.com:
On CM Punk leaving WWE after tonight’s PPV: It is expected that CM Punk will be leaving the WWE after this Sunday’s PPV in Chicago. I see no signs that MITB and @CMPunk vs. @JohnCena won’t be Punk’s last match in WWE at least for the foreseeable future. I am extremely intrigued on how this matter will play out Sunday on what seems to be one of the most talked about PPV’s of the year. Without question, expectations for Cena vs. Punk are extraordinarily high.
On whether WWE will ever present SmackDown! live on a weekly basis: Again, No. Too expensive and it adversely affects the live touring schedule. The schedule that WWE utilizes to produce television at this time works.
On whether soap opera writers can be successful in the wrestling industry: Of course, some can. If they acquire product knowledge and factor that into their knowledge of writing episodic TV why won’t it work? However, not unlike any other writer, if one has little product knowledge or respect of the extraordinarily unique genre of pro wrestling and no passion for the product then they will fail……and most will ‘burn out’ in time.