Kevin Owens opened Raw on Monday with the microphone in the ring, and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross says it was his best work.
Two weeks ago, Owens attacked Chris Jericho during their "Festival of Friendship", and then this past Monday he took time to address his WWE Fastlane opponent Bill Goldberg. The attack on Jericho came after Owens was seen talking with Triple H backstage, and Monday Owens mentioned he could play "The Game" better than Goldberg but did not address his attack on Jericho. Ross commented in his blog on what he thought was excellent work by Owens.
"From my perspective, Kevin Owens was the star of Monday Night Raw as his show opening, in ring promo was excellent and was arguably Owens' best verbal work since arriving in WWE. His pending WM33 bout with Chris Jericho has show stealing potential and should prove to be a major win for KO at the WWE's biggest event. Owens is blessed that he's in a program with Jericho who is as good a performer as WWE is currently featuring," wrote Ross.
Ross also said the main event of Raw was successful, pitting Big Show facing off with Braun Strowman. Ross has previously talked about the progress of Strowman, and he saw this match as a step in the right direction.
"Hats off the Big Show for doing a terrific job of shining up Braun Strowman who has been strategically booked by WWE, particularly over the past several weeks. Strowman is still a massive, work in progress but the is making positive strides and presents a compelling potential, finished product over time. Big Show represented himself and the business well Monday night in the show closing match," wrote Ross.
Strowman defeated Big Show after two of his Running Powerslam. Ross would also discuss his favorite female heel Alexis Bliss and Smackdown's controversial ending.
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