AEW Dynamite made its debut in October 2019 and since then has worked hard to provide an alternate product to what fans see in WWE. For the most part, they have succeeded, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.
AEW has all the momentum in the world right now thanks to the debuts of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole to the company in the past month. Punk’s return helped bring back more fans to the product as well.
There is no doubt that AEW has a very deep and diverse roster of talented in-ring performers from all over the world, incorporating various styles of pro wrestling.
While speaking on his Grilling JR Podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross talked about AEW’s current roster and stated that the company’s style of wrestling has changed over the years. He added that he still fears talents may injure themselves as well.
“I guarantee you in the last several AEW shows you’ve seen guys go out there and have a wrestling match, and the crowd will still buy it. Darby Allin and CM Punk’s match I thought was very old school oriented. My issue, I’m not mad at all the guys that take all the unnecessary chances. I’ll give you an example, that cage match we had here a while back at All Out between The [Young] Bucks and the Lucha Brothers, it was unbelievable. It was a testament to their courage and their passion.
I thought it was about as good as anything I had seen in years for that environment. It was a spot thing in a cage, and I don’t remember one being as close to that. I’m very high on the talents, my only fear is that they’re going to hurt themselves by taking those margin for error situations that are a thin line between ‘it looks great’ and ‘it feels good’ or ‘uh oh, there’s a cheek bone or broken nose or teeth gone.’ That’s what worries me, the health of the talent.”
AEW talents will continue to put on the best performances possible for the entertainment of fans and with it comes the risk of injury from the looks of it.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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