Jim Ross comments on whether Brock Lesnar could referee a match at WrestleMania, WWE relaunching a cruiserweight division, and the UFC and WEC merger


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Jim Ross comments on whether Brock Lesnar could referee a match at WrestleMania, WWE relaunching a cruiserweight division, and the UFC and WEC merger
Oct 30, 2010 - 11:20 AM


WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights.

-Ross on Brock Lesnar: "I assume it is 'possible' for Brock Lesnar to referee an Undertaker match at Wrestlemania but I don't feel that it's too probable for many reasons."

Powell's POV: Lesnar returning to WWE would be big either way, but an actual match would be much more lucrative for WWE. If WWE merely wants him to referee a match, then perhaps UFC would listen. Or at least maybe they would have had it not been for the Taker stunt.

-Ross on whether WWE will create a cruiserweight division: "Do I think that WWE will re-create Cruiserweight division? I have no idea but there is a general theory among many within the biz that branding a talent as a lightweight, Cruiserweight, etc makes them be perceived as less marketable and not on the level of the 'heavyweights.'"

Powell's POV: Vince McMahon has taken the approach that smaller wrestlers such as Rey Mysterio and Evan Bourne are special because of their size. I'd love to see a cruiserweight division, but there's no denying that Mysterio has stood out because he's no surrounded by a dozen similar sized wrestlers who perform similar moves.

-Ross on the UFC and WEC merger: "UFC merging with WEC is a smart move for UFC. It expands their talent roster with new faces for PPV and immediately creates new bouts to market. The smaller guys are dynamic and exciting to watch fight and will add in a positive way to UFC PPV presentations. Now the challenge for UFC is to integrate the former WEC talents into their marketing machine and begin to make new stars with which 'casual fans' can invest."

Powell's POV: It won't take long for UFC fans who didn't watch WEC to fall in love with some of these fighters. The smaller weight classes have produced some great fights, and the fans will love the action they provide.

Other topics include a conversation with Steve Austin, the best TV buildups, three-hour WWE Raw theme shows, the new look of JRsBarBQ.com.

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