Jim Ross had both positive and negative things to say about Bound For Glory.
On November 5th, Impact Wrestling presented their biggest pay-per-view of the year, Bound for Glory. The event featured several championship matches and the culmination of some storylines. In his blog, Jim Ross discussed the pay-per-view and initially said he saw some fault in how the matches were presented.
"I enjoyed the presentation from Impact Wrestling. Respected the work ethic of the talents but at times too many 'gimmicks and gimmick matches' became overkill, IMO. Overuse of gimmick matches and gimmicks in general dilutes the process and desensitizes the audience which was seemingly the case in Ottawa," wrote Ross.
The WWE Hall of Fame commentator said Impact Wrestling's commentator did many parts of their jobs correctly.
"Thought Jeremy Borash and Josh Matthews had a good night at the busy announce desk. They did not over talk their show and the two-man team made the show easier to watch and listen to for me," wrote Ross. "It is TV...there is a video that tells the story and if we announcers are only saying what the audience can see, more often than not, the broadcast then begins to feel over talked and predictable," he continued.
In the Knockouts title match, Gail Kim won the title in what would be her last match. Ross approved of the win and said it was better than being overly unpredictable.
"Loved the Gail Kim presentation. She's a timeless treasure for the biz and one of the best performers of any gender that I can recall seeing in my 40+ year career. If she had not won, I was prepared to do something really stupid but I'm grateful that the right call was made without overthinking it and making it 'unpredictable' because that's the primary thing that most fans want. To that I say, B.S.Most fans want great execution and logical booking and some things are much better being 'predictable' than not. That's simply my two cents," wrote Ross.
Also in the blog, Ross wrote about Ric Flair's bio-pic on ESPN's 30 for 30 and Kenny Omega versus Chris Jericho at WrestleKingdom 12. Fightful Wrestling's Sean Ross Sapp reviewed Impact Wrestling's Bound for Glory and covered news surrounding the subsequent tapings.
Ross' blog and podcasts are available at JRsBarBQ.com.