Jim Ross is the voice of AEW, but that doesn’t mean he’s 100% behind everything that happens in the ring. He recently let his opinion out in a big way during Grilling JR.
Ross spoke about how wrestlers are now kicking out of moves that were finishers a decade ago. The DDT and Superkick is now a transition move instead of something to close the match. He would like to know where those moves lost power during the evolution of pro wrestling.
The WWE Hall Of Famer also provided his opinion on diving moves. He was apparently just telling someone in AEW that they all do the same spot during a match for a move that doesn’t make sense.
“I told a kid the other day in AEW, I said ‘all you guys do the same f*cking spot, you go to the outside, you cluster up like quail you stand together friend and foe side-by-side so you can catch some leaping idiot going over the top who never wins with this move, they never gain an advantage with this move. You know the ‘holy sh*t’ chants is what got that going I think. They love to hear it, ‘holy sh*t, holy sh*t’ — ‘this is awesome.’ It’s a spot, folks, it’s a trapeze act.”
AEW has become known for spot heavy matches, and some people aren’t a fan of that style. It certainly keeps the energy up, but selling sometimes gets sacrificed. Jim Ross has seen enough pro wrestling to know that a spot every match where multiple people gather and look up to wait on someone to jump on them might be getting old.
Transcription by Ringside News