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JR Blog: Shawn Michaels as Special Referee, John Cena's Return, Total Divas on RAW and More
By Marc Middleton
Oct 8, 2013 - 2:28:03 PM

- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights:

Stephanie's opening on RAW:
Thought the opening segment was a hit. Stephanie McMahon had control of her promo and it did not sound un-organic. Talents who memorize their 'lines' and then present them as such ruins it for me. Yep, I might be too old school for today's product but I tune out and disconnect when I feel someone is talking to me from any place other than their heart.

Big Show rebuilt:
The Big Show has been nicely rebuilt. Curious to see how far his resurrection takes him. Something big at WM30 perhaps?

Total Divas RAW debut:
The two young Divas, Eva Marie and JoJo, got on RAW thanks to E's Total Divas show. Those that are having a hissy fit because some NXT Divas haven't debuted yet need to relax. I'd be more upset that those aforementioned NXT Divas showed up on RAW with zero build.

Shawn Michaels as special referee:
The special referee component for the Bryan vs. Orton HIAC match worked for me especially when it is going to be HBK wearing stripes. It seems to be "calling all stars" for WWE as it relates to their next PPV only three weeks away. If I was Orton, I'd be raising holy Hell about Shawn officiating HBK's former pupil's WWE Title bout.

John Cena's return:
John Cena returning so soon from his latest surgery surprised me. It's a no brainer why WWE needs their top star back as quickly as possible but is Cena returning too soon? Perhaps Del Rio travels to Florida and takes Cena out prior to the HIAC but not likely. Sounds like an old, Watts angle.

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