Jim Ross Blog: Jericho's WM25 Match, Jericho vs. Lawler, HBK vs. Undertaker
January 30, 2021
Jim Ross is back with another blog entry, which can be read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Some highlights:
Jericho’s WM25 Match: Chris Jericho has done an amazing job in carrying the load for his upcoming WM25 bout apparently now against three legends, WWE HOF’ers Rowdy Roddy Piper and Jimmy “Super Fly” Snuka teaming with 2009 inductee Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. Jericho really turned up the steam on Monday night with a physical beat down of the still ultra popular Ric Flair that even had me squirming in my easy chair. Jericho’s TV persona is one of the easiest on WWE TV to dislike which, in the native of Winnipeg’s case, is a good thing. Jericho’s assault of Flair was uncomfortable and disturbing and will no doubt heighten the interest in Jericho’s Wrestlemania bout.
Jericho vs. Lawler: Next Monday night in Dallas on Raw it will apparently be Jericho vs. “the King” Jerry Lawler and I know that the King will make a good accounting of himself as Jerry is still wrestling a great deal these days on the indy circuit. Kingfish told me that he had matches scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week so there will be no ring rust on Lawler come Monday night. Lawler is a master strategist that can accomplish more with less than virtually anyone in WWE and hope the young bucks pay attention to King’s presentation Monday night as he has forgotten more about bell to bell than the vast majority of the “kids” on any roster.
HBK-Undertaker: I thought the HBK promo was intriguing and certainly drove home the point that Michaels is defiant, unafraid, not intimidated and looking forward to breaking the Undertaker’s 16-0 winning streak at Wrestlemania. Streaks are made to be broken, without question, and if any one can rise to the occasion and accomplish the seemingly impossible it is Shawn Michaels. I was also somewhat surprised at the stoic Undertaker’s reaction after Michaels’ cemetery oratory concluded. Normally, the Demon of Death Valley doesn’t show that much emotion so perhaps HBK successfully got under Taker’s skin. Nonetheless this is the most talked about match at WM25 around J.R.’s BBQ from the guests that I have visited with over the past few weeks.
** MAJOR CHANGES To WrestleMania, Batista Retiring? VINCE Mad At Christian