Jim Ross is a veteran in the pro wrestling world, as he made a name for himself as a commentator in WWE. He has delivered some of the most iconic moments in the history of pro wrestling. Having worked in WWE for so long, he is well aware of how WWE works and also can criticize its product.
Many fans would agree that WWE’s product has fallen a lot when it comes to quality. The current product has a lot of flaws including 50/50 booking, feuds that don’t go anywhere, teams splitting up for no reason and storylines not making sense. The disinterest of the fans is reflected in the dwindling ratings of Monday Night RAW over the past few years.
While speaking on Ask JR Live, Jim Ross talked about WWE’s current product. Ross stated that he believes the product is stale right now due to the lack of younger talents on the main shows, among other things.
“I think, like a lot of people, they are under the impression that WWE is a little stale right now, they need some freshen up, some surprises. They’ve got to take a chance or take chances on providing opportunities for those that they believe are potentially a player. I signed a lot of talents but the high-priority recruiting pushes, and the negotiations, and all of that was on guys that I felt like at the time were WrestleMania card caliber.
If you miss a little bit on that goal, you’ve still got a hell of a hand. It all stems at the top, who’s calling the plays? It all starts at the top and it’s so subjective that you’re not going to hit all the time and it’s so subjective, you’re not going to hit every time. As a matter of fact, you’re going to probably miss more than you’re going to hit. We were just lucky that in the Attitude Era that people finally still remembered because we had great talent.”
We certainly wonder if WWE will eventually put over more talents and build new stars and stop relying on older stars, as fans want to cheer for newer talents.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes
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