Jim Ross recently shared his opinion about high flying spots on his Grilling JR podcast. This resulted in quite a stir backstage.
During Ross’ podcast, he criticized a popular spot where everyone groups together to catch “some leaping idiot.” This is a spot that happens almost every week on Dynamite.
“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.”
According to Wrestling News, some AEW stars are miffed about what JR said. One wrestler provided a quote, and they were not happy at all about Jim Ross burying that spot on his popular podcast.
This wrestler grew up watching Jim Ross on television, and they realize what he can teach them. It still didn’t sit right that the Hall of Famer took to his podcast in the way he did.
“Look I know there is a lot that JR can teach us but burying us on the show or on his podcast is only going to make some of us ignore what he says. I grew up watching JR and he is the best and we love it that he calls our matches but maybe find a different way to criticize the wrestlers in the ring. Everyone is doing what they have been taught. I agree that sometimes things need to be slowed down but that won’t happen when the guy who is supposed to help put us over is going out there and publicly burying us.”
Jim Ross enjoys his job with AEW, but there are some things that he would obviously change if given the opportunity. We’ll have to see if this changes the way Ross calls those spots since it’s now very public how he really feels about them.