With Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns stepping into the spotlight, it's time to find out just a bit more about what they're made of. So who better to scout them than Jim Ross, the former head of WWE talent?
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are three names we're going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming months on WWE television, or at least that's the hope. They were called up not long ago, appearing at Survivor Series this past Nov. 18 to attack Ryback before doing the same on Monday Night Raw and then going after Santino Marella and Tyson Kidd on SmackDown.
All three are relatively young and ripe for the picking. All three seemingly have a ton of potential, although some more than others. And if we're going to see them more and more, why not get a scouting report from former head of Talent Relations Jim Ross?
"Ambrose has a little Roddy Piper and Brian Pillman traits in him or so it seems to me. His FCW/NXT bout a few months ago with @RealKingRegal was stellar. I called it with Dusty Rhodes and we had a blast. Ambrose is a blue chip stock and is arguably the most 'unpredictable' of the three. Perhaps 'complex' is an adequate word to describe Ambrose at this point in time."
"Rollins reminds me of @CMPunk in some areas of Rollins' game or at least the formative CM Punk of a few years ago. I perceive that as a good thing. Rollins is an Iowa kid who has a sound, skill set, confidence, toughness and is the current NXT Champion. He has a natural swagger and wrestles with a chip on his shoulder which I embrace."
"Reigns is a former Georgia Tech nose tackle and has reshaped his body from 300+ to 260ish and is of Samoan decent, father is WWE HOFer Sika, and at times has reminded me of @TheRock when I first inked 'The Great One' to his WWE contract. In that I mean the obvious heritage matter but also the physical frame, intellect, and overall, natural athleticism. We can only hope that Roman Reigns can approach The Rock's accomplishments inside the squared circle some day. Only time will tell if that lofty goal can be reached but Reigns can be special. Watch someone interpret what I just said as being that JR is predicting Roman to be the next Rock. Hey, I wish."
I suppose no one should be surprised that Ross is the highest on Reigns, the greenest of the three but the one with the best build and arguably the best look. He's got pedigree, too, and that's something WWE will have no problem pushing.
Naturally, the fanbase who make their voice heard online are much higher on the other two, in particular Ambrose, who is great on the microphone with a unique look. Rollins is a good worker but he's unpolished.
If you had to choose, Cagesiders, who do you think will break out from the pack?