Jim Ross gives his expert insight into who is winning: SmackDown Live or RAW

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Every half knowledgeable wrestling fan knows who Jim Ross is.

He was the voice of the Attitude Era and is, arguably, the greatest announcer of all-time.

He now hosts a podcast called the 'Ross Report' and writes a weekly blog on his website, jrsbbq.com.

He generally covers all-things wrestling on his blog and certainly keeps up to date with everything going on in the business today.


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His expert analysis is always interesting when gauging the state of the industry and good ol' JR thinks there was a smart reason behind the WWE featuring Roman Reigns and Rusev during the first 45 minutes of Raw this past Monday.

“Easy to see how high a priority Reigns vs Rusev is to WWE when they placed that match on Monday night before the Presidential Debate started which destroyed essentially everything on TV Monday night including woodshedding Monday Night Football."

He also reserved special praise for John Cena's comments on Talking Smack following Smackdown on Tuesday night. Ross wrote: “BTW...Cena on Talking Smack on WWE Network is worth watching No script...real talk....legit results.”

Despite widespread favouritism from wrestling fans for SmackDown Live over Monday Night Raw at present, Ross still believes it is too early to make a judgment on the brand split.

“I'm of the believe that the brand separation is still a work in progress but is showing signs of eventual success. Still of the mindset that we will be better able to make an educated & informed take on the matter when we see what each brand delivers for WrestleMania in Orlando.”

Which show do you think is better, SmackDown Live or Raw? Let us know in the comments below.

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