Jim Ross is optimistic about the future of some wrestlers who changed brands as part of WWE's Superstar Shakeup.
During the Superstar Shakeup, more than two dozen wrestlers, valets, and commentators switched brands within WWE. Ross blogged he thought WWE made a lot of correct moves, but clarified the talent themselves will need to seize the opportunity to become successful. In the same blog, Ross would name a few wrestlers he is excited to see perform on their new brands. The first he named was four-time Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair who switched to Smackdown this week.
"Charlotte is a great choice to build the (Smackdown) Women's division around as she's potentially the Austin/Rock equivalent in the world of WWE women's wrestling. Athletes, no matter their gender, don't come along like (Flair) perhaps once in a generation, if we're lucky," wrote Ross.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose showed up at Raw instead of Smackdown. Ross expects good things from Ambrose.
"Love that Dean Ambrose is going to RAW as it gives him, like everyone else, a timely, fresh start. Ambrose is another talent who should continue to improve and up his game as he has "it" and should be able to contribute at the top of the card for years to come if he remains committed to being better tomorrow than he is today," wrote Ross.
On Smackdown, WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens showed up as did his long time rival Sami Zayn. Ross said he liked Zayn and Owens before the Superstar Shakeup and the new show will only mean good things for their careers.
"Kevin Owens who is one of my favorite in ring talents currently in the biz is a terrific 'get' for (Smackdown) as he can carry any title and have main event level bouts with a variety of his peers. The "Big Cowboy" would have loved (Owens)...Saw another glimpse of just how good Sami Zayn can be this week and hope that him going to (Smackdown) will provide Sami the opportunity that he needs to elevate himself on the roster. Zayn has an amazing skill set," wrote Ross.
He also talked about the wrestlers who did not switch brands like AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura. Fightful Wrestling covered the Superstar Shakeup including a list of those who were affected.
Ross' blogs and posts his podcast The Ross Report at JRsBarBQ.com.