Jim Ross on Roman Reigns: WWE champ by WrestleMania 31
“If I had to pick an early favorite to either be the WWE World Champion at WM31 or to win the title there, it would be Reigns,” Ross wrote on his blog on Tuesday.
Ross, the former vice president of talent relations at WWE, said how Reigns is built from here “is imperative to the long term success of WWE as it relates to constructing the next, major, WWE superstar.”
Reigns’ teammates in The Shield, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, get varying degrees of praise from ol’ JR.
Ambrose “played the smarmy, opportunistic villain role extremely well. There is big money in Dean Ambrose. Ambrose still reminds me of a cross between Roddy Piper and Brian Pillman. That’s high praise by the way.”
Regarding Rollins: “For those wondering, I’ve always been high on Seth Rollins. “