AEW Senior Advisor and Commentator “Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross recently made some comments that didn’t sit well with a number of wrestlers in the company.
According to Ross, the current generation of wrestlers are doing too much in the ring, which is not necessary and they need to protect themselves. Jim Ross also took a shot at their in-ring work and publicly buried them and criticized them while he was on commentary.
This is what Jim Ross said:
“That evolution of the business is bull***t. Yes, they should be protected. The DDT is a finish. The superkick is just a part of the flow of the match (now). Nobody wins with it. What does that say to you? Does that say guys back in the day were more proficient delivering a DDT or a superkick than in this generation where ‘things are evolving’? I want some proof of that sh*t. I want somebody to prove to me that the changing of the wrestling business is what it is today and it’s making a difference. I say no. I told a kid the other day at AEW that everybody does the same fu**ing spot. All you guys go outside. You cluster up like coils. You stand there in a huddle, friends and foes together, side by side so you can catch some leaping idiot going over the top who never wins with this move. They are looking for the “holy s*t chant. They love to hear ‘this is awesome’. It’s a spot folks. It’s a trapeze act. I don’t buy into that. The DDT is a great finish and should be used as such.”
Top All Elite Wrestling Star Dax Harwood of FTR took to Twitter and commented on wrestlers who aren’t willing to accept criticism for wrestling veterans. FTR’s Harwood didn’t mention any names, but it is interesting to note that his tweet comes a little bit after Brandon Cutler’s tweet, where he gave his response to Jim Ross’ comments.
You can check out Dax Harwood’s tweet below:
Imagine not listening to criticism from the men & women who’ve shaped our profession, and paved a road that allows you to make a living today; all because they hurt your feelings.— Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) December 13, 2020