Jim Ross was an icon in the ’90s with the WWE. He was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. He was the voice of pro wrestling for many years. However, now that he is with All Elite Wrestling, he might not be playing to the same 90’s WWE audience.
Ross spoke on his Grillin’ JR podcast about the fans who don’t appreciate his work on AEW Dynamite.
“There’s a young audience that’s criticizing my work, and I don’t have a problem of them criticizing my work, everybody’s opinion is as good as the next guy, that’s one thing.”
“I don’t want the people who follow me on Twitter to jump on, and beat up on some people because you look at their Twitter information, they have a picture, they are young kids, younger kids, teenagers, early 20s, and they have anywhere from zero to 20 followers.”
“So it’s not as if these people are learned, experienced, long term fans to the level that they can critique somebody, but you gotta, you try to be nice to them, or make fun, not make fun, but have some fun with it. I had a little girl that said I should retire, and I said, ‘Well, would you buy me a nice retirement gift?’ What are you gonna do, but it’s how it is.”
JR has 40 years of experience in the pro wrestling business and knows how to tell those stories. Some fans believe he is the best of all time.
“When you work your ass off for 40 F-ing years in the business that you love, and you’re still trying to do it, it’s a little disheartening when people that don’t know your work, or know how hard it is to do this work, are gutting and quartering you, it’s not a fun thing.”
“But I’ve got to get past that; I’m too damn old to worry about it. I can only do my best. If you don’t like my work, folks, don’t listen to it, that’s all I can tell you. Move to goddamn television, hell, I don’t know what you’re going to say. Because I ain’t quitting, I ain’t retiring, and I ain’t going to leave my spot.”
Jim Ross haters need to relax. He is not leaving All Elite Wrestling anytime soon. Also, Good Old JR needs to ignore the internet trolls. There are more of them now than in the ’90s.
Quotes From 411 Mania