Jim Ross says he expects hype around the Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar match.
Jim Ross had plenty of compliments for WWE's latest pay-per-view in his blog. The main event of WWE Extreme Rules was a fatal five-way match involving Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, and Samoa Joe. Ross said the main event was a strong way to close the show.
"I enjoyed Extreme Rules and felt that the main event was strong and provided a great close to the show whose overall feel was going to be strongly influenced by the performance level of the Fatal 5 Way. All five men worked diligently and without personal agendas or so it seemed and delivered in a manner that main eventers are supposed to deliver. Very proud of the men in this match," wrote Ross.
The match was a number one contender's match for Brock Lesnar's WWE Universal Championship. Samoa Joe came out on top, as he submitted Balor. Ross said he is looking forward to the Lesnar and Samoa Joe match.
"Samoa Joe getting his long-awaited bout with Brock Lesnar is a stellar booking IMO," wrote Ross. "Some naysayers are already questioning this booking which is a head scratcher as some feel that Joe is being positioned for merely a one off against Lesnar which, if true, is not the end of the world by the way for anyone involved. I say that the Lesnar-Joe match will receive plenty of talk/hype over the next several weeks and that the two, physically demanding athletes will provide us a tremendous one on one main event in Dallas. I am personally looking forward to this match as much as any match I can recall this year and will tell you that it is an announcer's dream to be privileged to call a bout like this," he continued.
Ross said he also enjoyed the women's championship match and intercontinental championship match from WWE Extreme Rules. He also predicted a " verbal confrontation" between Samoa Joe and Lesnar's advocate Paul Heyman, which was seen on Raw the night after Samoa Joe's victory. Lesnar defends his WWE Universal Championship at WWE Great Balls of Fire on July 9th. Fightful Wrestling will provide live coverage and review podcast.
Ross' other blogs and his podcasts are available at JRsBarBQ.com.