AEW commentator and Senior Advisor “Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross recently took to his Grilling JR podcast to talk about the controversy of him saying Randy Orton is the best wrestler in the world, in which a number of fans took that as an insult of Jim Ross not acknowledging AEW World Champion Kenny Omega as the best wrestler in the world, but JR does not see it that way and even gave his explanation.
This is what Jim Ross said:
“We have a little controversy going about who I apparently said that I thought Randy Orton was the best wrestler in the world. People forget that I recruited these guys. I’ve had a business association with a guy like Randy Orton since day one. Coach Barry Switzer said, ‘You recruit these kids for life’ and I kind of take that to heart. I’ve helped a lot of guys who got down on their luck and needed a check, what have you, way past WWE days.”
“Apparently, people thought I was besmirching Kenny Omega…Nothing could be farther from the truth..How many times have I said to you (Conrad Thompson), ‘I can have many opinions to this question and have many answers.’…I don’t know how that could be such a big issue. I just don’t get it. I really don’t understand what the inflammation is regarding this topic that is so subjective. There’s no right or wrong answer. He’s the best in the world based on what? Arm drags? Drop toeholds? Money drawn? Major events headlined? Tenure? What is the criteria? TV ratings?”
“I don’t know what the criteria is for these things. Anybody that can debate me and tell me that Randy Orton is not one of the best in the world will have a hard time winning that argument. Anybody can debate me and say, ‘Well, I think Kenny Omega is.’ Well, you make a good point. I don’t have any problem with that. Kenny Omega is the AEW Champion. He’s a hell of a hand. There’s no doubt about it, but golly. People are so sensitive right now, but that’s the whole tone and tenor of social media.”
“I’m not so sure how great in some sense that social media is for pro wrestling today, because it’s one little blotch, one little missed word, one little missed move, and it becomes a major issue. It’s getting a little bit predictable first of all, but it’s getting a little bit tired, if you know what I’m saying.”
As previously reported, top AEW Star Chris Jericho recently took to his Twitter and revealed that for him AEW World Champion Kenny Omega is the best wrestler in the world today. Omega took to his Twitter and responded to Jericho, seemingly taking a shot at Jim Cornette, the online fanbase of the WWE, and AEW commentator Jim Ross.
This is what Kenny Omega said:
“Meh. I’d rather believe the bigot cuck, dimwit e-drones, and the guy that thinks I’m the WWE champion.”
You can check out the related tweets below:
In my opinion @KennyOmegamanX is the best wrestler in the world today. Others may feel differently, but I’ve been in the ring w everybody currently working on top & there’s nobody close. Thats why Kenny is @AEW Champ-the most protected title in the biz. It’s Impossible to argue.— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 24, 2021
Meh. I’d rather believe the bigot cuck, dimwit e-drones, and the guy that thinks I’m the WWE champion. https://t.co/X7LEIldMwT— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) May 24, 2021