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JR On Wrestlers Believing They Need Long Matches For A Story

All Elite Wrestling Senior Advisor and Commentator “Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross recently took to his Grilling JR Podcast to talk about a number of topics, including an issue in today’s wrestling culture, wherein wrestlers believe that they need to be involved in a long match to tell a story or to show what they can really do. JR also talked about the build to the Full Gear PPV as well as the excitement for the event.

Below are the highlights:

On wrestlers believing that they need to be involved in a long match to tell a story or to show what they can really do:

“I believe that even in AEW we have some match times that at times, appear to be too long. Guys are brainwashed [into believing] ‘I got to have 15 minutes, I got to have 18.’ Why? Are you not a good enough worker to tell your story in the time that you’re assigned? Apparently not. I think that’s a big fallacy in the business today is that you got to have ‘x’ number of minutes to tell your story. Where’s that written down at? I don’t agree with that philosophy.”

On the build to the Full Gear PPV as well as the excitement for the event:

“November is going to be such a big month for us in AEW. Full Gear coming up, first Saturday of November. Looks like the card is coming together well. I like how we are determining challengers and #1 contenders. Our roster keeps getting better and better. It’s just a fun thing to be a part of.”

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