July 31, 2020 | News | No Comments
On a recent edition of The Steve Austin Show podcast, Stone Cold and Jim Ross discussed a number of current WWE happenings.
During the podcast, Austin expressed disappointment about WWE not utilizing Shinsuke Nakamura to his full capabilities. Austin went on to say Nakamura’s work in Japan is a lot better than his work with the WWE, and that WWE creative is booking Nakamura like another “Joe Blow.”
Here’s Stone Cold’s take:
“You bring him over and he’s going 30-minute broadways with half the damn roster. Debuted down there in WrestleMania 32, NXT, with Sami Zayn, hell of a match. Hell of a match! A lot of credit to Sami Zayn and Shinsuke, but here’s The King of Strong Style and all of a sudden he comes in and he’s working Dolph (Ziggler) and it took him a long time to finish Dolph for The King of Strong Style. Do you understand where I’m going with this gimmick? That’s booking, though. What is the plan? You’ve got this guy who’s one of those talents that just don’t come around every single day. He’s special. He comes in and you treat him like he’s another Joe Blow.”
J.R. admitted he’s been disappointed as well with the handling of the Brock Lesnar-Samoa Joe feud. Ross suggested that if he were in charge that he would have saved a match between current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe for WrestleMania.
Here’s what Ross said:
“If I was booking WWE or if I had influence on the booking of WWE, or whatever, my WrestleMania main event would be Joe and Brock and I would build it and by the time we got there, people would be going crazy to see it. For a guy like me, at my stage of life, that’s the fountain of youth because that’s back to old school, two tough, legit tough son-of-a-b****** that aren’t out there playing a role of a pro wrestler, locking up like two invalids. Locking up like two men, like two athletes of any gender.”
Here’s a link to the podcast: