JR Critical of Impact's New Time Slot

Posted By James Walsh on 11/08/18


Jim Ross discussed Impactís new timeslot, the Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch match at Survivor Series and more in his latest podcast episode. Highlights are below, per WZ:

On Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch at Survivor Series: ďI had a good idea for that thing. I figure that Rouseyís gonna go over. And I donít have a problem with that. One loss, then again depending on how the process evolves, you ainít gonna hurt Becky Lynch. Iím sorry (ruin your image), itís not. Sheís that over and she has a lot of momentum and so a bump in the road, depending again on how itís executed is not going to kill her. I like Rousey going for the armbar and Becky refusing to give up and passing out. Or the referee stops it. She doesnít have to be totally unconscious, but where as she canít defend herself or make a decision whether or not she can continue or not. If its executed and explained, itís a hell of a finish. Makes her tougher than a $2 steak and it gets Rouseyís armbar even more over. And you got your big investment, your big ticket player getting her hand raised. Thatís just my take on it, but what do I know?Ē

On Impactís new timeslot on Pop TV: ďDoiní them no favors. Its hammering nails in coffins as far as TV vernacular is concerned. Last week the viewership was hovering around 100,000. You canít sell goods out of an empty wagon, kids and the wagonís damn near empty and thatís a shame because they got good creative people, they got a good talent roster, they got a lousy, they meaning IMPACT (pronoun, boy) Ė that wonít work. Youíre perpetuating the inevitable and thatís not a good ending.Ē