Jim Ross is a WWE Hall of Famer and was the voice of several generations of fans, as he gave decades of his life to the business. Ross has been part of numerous iconic moments in the business, and he continues to be respected even now. It appears he commented on Jon Moxley frequently bleeding in his matches.

Due to his veteran status, Jim Ross is well aware of how the pro wrestling world functions and how certain things in AEW can be perceived. Naturally, whatever Jim Ross says carries a lot of weight.

AEW is known for its frequent usage of blood, especially during Jon Moxley matches. In fact, the former AEW World Champion was called out for bleeding too much during his matchesMox’s fervent dedication toward blade jobs continues to be a source of concern for many.

While speaking on Grilling JR, Jim Ross weighed in on the debate surrounding the use of blood in pro wrestling, especially regarding Jon Moxley. Ross admitted that blood can be overused in pro wrestling but defended Moxley.


“It can be used as a shortcut. It can be used to add dramatic effect to a match. But also can be overused. If still used intelligently, timely, logically, I have no problem with it whatsoever. But if you’re doing it because you can’t think of anything else to do in your match that’s going to captivate the audience, [that] maybe the wrong reason. So I think it’s got to be at the right place, right time scenario.

WWE certainly isn’t. And I don’t think that you know, AEW, uses more blood than WWE, I would say barely. Doesn’t mean it’s better or worse, just means that they use it more often. But if it’s used correctly in a timely manner, that makes sense that I got no problem with it whatsoever.

And yes, Jon Moxley has kind of got on a roll there where he was getting blood, seemingly getting colour every week that he was on television. And sometimes I can see that being, you know, maybe a little bit overdone, but I don’t remember Jon getting colour that it didn’t fit the mood right moment. And that’s kind of what it’s all about. So I don’t know, I’m not, I’m not anti-blood. I’m just, I’m pro-blood when it’s used on a timely basis, and when it makes sense.”

Jon Moxley also commented on his use of blood. Jon Moxley wasn’t present on AEW Dynamite this week as he is currently in Japan. With a Blood and Guts match set to take place very soon, it remains to be seen how AEW will book The Elite vs The Blackpool Combat Club’s feud till then.

What’s your take on this story? Do you agree with what Jim Ross said? Let us know in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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