In the latest episode of WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross’ podcast, JR shared his thoughts on a variety of topics, including Sting’s last match and the upcoming AEW Revolution bout between Sting and Darby Allin against The Young Bucks.
When discussing the idea of him calling Sting’s last match at Revolution, JR mentioned that he had brought it up with AEW President Tony Khan, and they both agreed that it would be fitting and make sense.
Regarding the announcement of Sting and Darby Allin facing The Young Bucks at Revolution, JR expressed his support for the match. He acknowledged that in today’s world of social media, any decision would face scrutiny, but he believed it was a good choice. He also mentioned The Young Bucks’ efforts to reinvent themselves and saw this match as a way for them to start fresh.
“I don’t have a problem with it. You know you’re gonna get second guessed by today’s social media world no matter who you put to Sting in Darby against. Young Bucks are trying to kind of reinvent themselves. You can tell by their attire, their appearance. I thought they cleaned it up pretty good, got the little mustaches and so forth. They’re looking for a fresh start and that’s one way to do it. People are going to say, ‘Well, what if they don’t want to put so and so over?’ I don’t look at it that way. This is your job, and so tonight, your job requires you to lose. Let’s role. Let’s go.”
When asked if he felt Sting should lose at Revolution and end his undefeated AEW winning streak, JR compared it to his disagreement with The Undertaker losing to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. He didn’t believe it was necessary for Sting to lose and liked the idea of Sting being in a tag team match, as it would provide a more comfortable and action-packed environment for him.
“No. I hearken back to my disagreement with beating The Undertaker at WrestleMania with Brock Lesnar. It wasn’t necessary and I still don’t agree with that decision, but in any event, it has happened and people kind of forgot about it and moved on a little bit until guys like me and you bring it up. I like what they’re doing with Sting. Sting needs to be in a tag. Don’t be stupid. He’ll feel more confident. The match will have more action. You know, he’s not a kid. What is he? 60? (Conrad Thompson said he’s older than 60). He looks great. He’s in great shape. He’s always been a workout warrior since he and Luger owned that gym in Atlanta.”
Jim Ross concluded his thoughts on the match by expressing his excitement about it and stating that he had no apprehensions regarding the choice of opponents for Sting and Darby Allin.
Regarding his contract with AEW, JR expressed his desire to continue with the company when his contract comes due on February 14th, 2024. He acknowledged the need to be realistic about his age but hoped to remain a part of AEW in the future.
“I hope so. I would like to finish up with AEW. I have to be realistic about things. I’m the same age as (Nick) Saban and (Bill) Belichick and all these cats.”
As he approaches a crossroads in his own career with AEW, Jim Ross’s commitment to the company and the industry remains unwavering. Wrestling fans can look forward to more iconic moments and legendary calls as JR’s journey continues beyond February 14th, 2024.
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