Jim Ross, the legendary commentator for AEW, has one wish for fans who attend the wrestling shows, bring more signs.
During a recent episode of the Grilling Jr podcast, Conrad Thompson asked Jim Ross if he misses seeing the signs in the crowd like it used to be in the Attitude Era. Jim Ross replied that he would love to see more signs from the crowd since it shows the level of commitment.
“Absolutely,” Ross said. “I love the signs. I wish people would bring more of them. I see more gradually in AEW but nothing has replicated the signage like we have in [the Attitude Era]. It’s a commitment when you make a sign and you bring it from home and you get in your seat and drag the damn thing around and you hope that nobody snatches it from you because of something controversial.”
There were many things memorable about the Attitude Era at its peak. One of those things that are missed in today’s wrestling shows is the level of signage in the crowd.
Over the years, fewer fans have started bringing signs to live events. This could be due to promotions such as WWE censoring fans by confiscating their signs. While more AEW fans start to bring signs to the shows, it may never reach the level of the Attitude Era days as long as there is censorship.
Signs are a way for fans to communicate with the wrestlers and the commentators, and while Jim Ross appreciates that interaction, we will have to wait and see if the level of signage ever increases at live events. Until then, stay tuned to Ringside News.
What do you think about Jim Ross’s wish for more signs at wrestling shows? Do you agree or disagree with him? Have you ever brought a sign to a live event? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.