AEW color commentator and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross came under fire a month ago after he mistakenly said ‘WWE Dynamite’ during the closing moments of an episode of AEW Dynamite. It came during a crucial moment as AEW was bidding farewell to Daily’s Place, and fans reacted in a big way.
JR received a lot of backlash from fans on social media with some people even sending him death threats for the tongue slip. During recent interaction with Brandon Marcello, Jim Ross mentioned that he has heard commentators mispronounce names and misidentify athletes while watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“I’m enjoying what I’m doing to be honest with you and I hope my works holds up. You know sometimes I screw up. You’re doing it live without a net, I get that. So, and it’s just human error. It’s funny, I’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics, I’ve heard guys mispronounce names, misidentify people and that’s what you get sometimes. So, but I’m happy. That’s the great thing about it, I’m happy and I’m doing what I love to do.”
JR went on to say that he only found out about his WWE Dynamite botch when he got back to his dressing trailer after Dynamite went off the air. Nobody even mentioned it to him on his way to that trailer after the show was over, but he sure heard about it soon enough.
“Sometimes you don’t even know why you said something. I had said something the other night about WWE on AEW TV, caused a big hysteria and I didn’t even — and this is honest to God truth; I didn’t even know I said it until I got to my little trailer, dressing trailer and of course I had a welcoming party. ‘Why did you say that?’ ‘Say what?’ So and of course the internet went crazy, so, whatever. It’s just human error man. I’m out there having fun and busting my ass and I’m hopeful that I say the right things occasionally so, we’ll see how it works out.”
Although Jim Ross apologized for his slip up on Twitter, many AEW fans still called for him to retire. He still said there is no excuse for the botch. Ross is in the third year of his three-year contract with AEW, and it looks like he won’t be stepping away from the announce table anytime soon.
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Thanks to POST Wrestling for the quotes used in this article