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.

Being a veteran, Jim Ross is well aware of how the pro wrestling world functions and how certain things in AEW can be perceived.

AEW Grand Slam was a huge event last week and it even managed to garner more than a million viewers. However, it still saw a decline in ratings.

While speaking on the “Grilling JR” podcast, Jim Ross made it clear that he was confused by AEW Grand Slam’s low ratings.


“It was an interesting thing, how do you explain the fact that AEW does around a million viewers on a big-time hyped show that is loaded with five title matches, how do you justify or explain that? I don’t know the answer to that conundrum, I really don’t,” Ross said. “You’d think we were providing the audience with what they wanted to see; all of our top programs, all the titles that were significant are getting some exposure. When you don’t have those massive numbers that you were hoping for, it’s hard to explain why that happened.” The drop in viewership for such a big event truly is a bit perplexing, although far from unheard of, as ratings for both WWE and AEW TV shows sometimes yo-yo up and down from week to week for no readily apparent reason.

We will have to wait and see whether AEW will be able to carry on with their momentum in the coming weeks or not.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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