Jim Ross on the WWE Royal Rumble, TNA star Bobby Lashley's debut with the Strikeforce MMA promotion

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

-Ross on the WWE Royal Rumble: "Yes, this year's Royal Rumble, this Sunday night on PPV, is the most hard to call, unpredictable WWE PPV in a good while. I wish I could be there to call it if for nothing else the Rumble match. This isn't a company line hyperbole but how I honestly feel. Several men could win the Rumble match and it would make sense. I look for some significant surprises in Atlanta."

Powell's POV: My guess is that one of the usual suspects such as Triple H or John Cena will win, but I really hope I'm wrong. I'd love to see them elevate a younger wrestler or go with a surprise entrant such as Edge. 

-Ross on Bobby Lashley's Strikeforce debut: 'Bobby Lashley proved to me that his immediate, full time future is in MMA. Bobby won in a 1st round stoppage of a lackluster fight because of an unprepared fighter who took the fight on a week's notice. Lashley will get much better but is a year maybe more away from fighting Fedor or so it seems."

Powell's POV: Lashley looked good, but I want to see him face a legitimate opponent. There's nothing wrong with Wes Sims, but the guy took the fight on short notice, so there's an asterisk next to the "W" in my mind. That said, I don't blame Lashley for it since he was a good sport about not knowing which fighter he'd face. 

Other topics include more on the Royal Rumble and Saturday night's Strikeforce MMA event. 

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