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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog on his official website, in which he discusses the upcoming match between Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton at August's SummerSlam event in Brooklyn, New York. In the post, Ross says that he isn't worried about Lesnar re-injuring Orton's shoulder during the match:
"Orton’s shoulder issues have been addressed, but many feel that this is a challenging booking for RKO due to the dependence of Lesnar’s vaunted 'Suplex City' offense. This is not a concern to me, and I feel that this bout can be special while keeping in mind that there are multiples ways to execute this match effectively."
In this same blog, Ross also discusses TNA Wrestling moving their weekly Impact Wrestling broadcast from Tuesday nights back to Thursday nights soon due to WWE broadcasting SmackDown live on Tuesday night's beginning July 19th. His suggestion is that Impact Wrestling could have remained on Tuesday nights, but that the broadcast's start time could have been bumped back in order to avoid any conflict with the timeslot for SmackDown:
"It makes sense by and large, but once again the TV audience will have to 'find' the show on the new night which will slow down the growth of the audience without question. I might have considered changing the air time of the show and keep in on Tuesday night so as to make this transition a bit more doable but hopefully this move to Thursdays will extend the shelf life of the battling brand who had one of their best ratings weeks in some time thanks to The Final Deletion storyline featuring Matt and Jeff Hardy."