Jim Ross joined AEW when they opened their doors, and he doesn’t regret that decision. He has heard what Jim Cornette says about the company he works for, and JR doesn’t appreciate it.
Cornette has been critical about AEW many times before. He has come down on their booking, and their in-ring work as well. He was also quite vocal about how they booked Nyla Rose as the AEW Women’s World Chmpion.
During Grilling JR, the WWE Hall Of Fame announcer spoke about his old co-worker who shares a first name with him. He said that some people in the business need to change or simply leave.
“If he’s going to lambaste somebody, I wish he would lambaste another company other than AEW as much as he does,” Ross said. “I take some of that personally. Like, wait a minute, I know as much about wrestling as you do, I’ve been on a lot of the same journeys here, so don’t bullsh*t me about ‘this’ should change. It’s a different world.
“I’m not telling you I like it, I’m telling you that’s what it is. The world is changing, and a lot of us just have to change with it or get out. You get along or you move along in today’s world, where you’re talking to young talents that have been raised in different homes, with different philosophies, and a different era than we were. You can’t manage them exactly the same.”
Jim Cornette still has his podcasts, but not much else nowadays. He was ousted from a position as commentator for NWA Powerrr when he made an inappropriate remark with racial connotations. He said it was a joke, but it was also a sign that perhaps Jim Cornette does purely exist in a place where society has passed him by.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote