Former Hall of Fame WWE Announcer Jim Ross has an opinion that is always sought after in the world of sports entertainment. He recently gave heavy praise to current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and even made the bold statement that he’d like to see the Architect of The Sheild and current member of The Authority hold on to the biggest prize in the industry for a solid year.
“I would not take the championship off of Seth Rollins until WrestleMania. At WrestleMania, if I have something that I believes works, then that is where he would drop the title. By then he would have had a full year and if he is not over and he is not a ‘made man’ after being champion, then you can’t blame the promotion.”
Rollins was the first ever NXT Champion and won the WWE World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania 31 after cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase and pinning former teammate Roman Reigns. Since that point he has defeated Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and had a no-contest with Brock Lesnar in the main event of the recent Battleground Pay-Per-View.
“I am very proud of the worker that he has become. He has a great mind for the business. He is a booker’s dream; in other words, he is a beatable champion. In the territory days or the live event days … theoretically on any given night that he is defending the title he can be beat. He’s not so physically imposing that he looks unbeatable and I like that. If you are going to have a heel champion then I like one that has vulnerability.”
While Jim Ross isn’t expected to return to the WWE anytime soon, Daniel Bryan maybe expected sooner rather than later as he talks about getting clearance:
“I feel great. And it’s just a matter of getting cleared by doctors. Their whole clearance process is more difficult than people would think. That’s the biggest issue. I will wrestle again. But it’ll be interesting to see when.
It’s kind of in the hands of certain doctors, as far as them clearing me and what not. My goal was to be back by SummerSlam, and that’s looking less and less likely, and so then you’re hoping to be back by Royal Rumble.”