WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has commented on the incident involving Roman Reigns, where he was struck by an audience member with a Money in the Bank briefcase at a WWE Live event last weekend, amongst other happenings in the WWE this week.
On his own blog, Ross gave his thoughts on Reigns being hit the head with a Money in the Bank briefcase by a fan, Stephen Amell being brought into WWE to work a match and WWE selling out the Barclays Center for NXT Takeover.
MITB briefcase fan got off easy
About the briefcase, Ross thinks the fan got off easy, as he said: “It takes a real idiot to get physically involved in a pro wrestling match as a ‘fan’ and I use that term loosely did in Victoria, B.C. with Roman Reigns over the weekend.
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“I think the guy should have been jailed and not just banned for life from WWE events as how is that going to be legislated? The ignorant person is lucky this happened in this era and not in a previous generation or his penalty would have been handled on site, in the back of the arena, for better or for worse.
“Cowboy Bill Watts enjoyed being the judge, jury and executioner when unruly, often times inebriated fans got physical with the talents. These fans got assaulted, I’m not condoning this, and then they still went to jail.”
Who's Stephen Amell?
He then stated he didn’t know who Arrow’s Stephen Amell was, saying: “Is it wrong of me or am I merely not in the demo to know who Arrow’s Stephen Amell is? Is his appearance on RAW a mutually rewarding promotion because it seems to me that the actor means less than does WWE’s franchise broadcast.”
Ross has a point. A non WWE Superstar being brought in for a match at the second biggest pay-per-view of the year is a bit disrespectful towards the WWE as a whole and it’s meaning when there are perfectly capable Superstars in the back to fill Amell’s role instead, don’t you think?
NXT Takeover: Brooklyn sell-out
The WWE Hall of Famer then congratulated the WWE on their achievement of selling out the Barclays Center for NXT Takeover: Brooklyn.
He said: “Congrats to WWE NXT for selling out the Barclay Center in Brooklyn the night before SummerSlam and at the same time as our RINGSIDE w/ Jim Ross Show in NYC at the Gramercy Theater.
“NXT is an amazing success story that poses an interesting conundrum for WWE and that is how do they introduce all the young talents that are ready to be called up in a manner that is impactful and memorable? These ‘introductions’ are critical to the process.
“I’d estimate that approximately 14,000 fans will sell out the Barclay Center three nights in a row for WWE themed events which is an amazing accomplishment.”