It isn’t all going to be perfect. Despite the amount of success that it has had, AEW is still a fairly young company. Their first event was about fourteen months ago, which is absolutely remarkable when you think about it. They are on national television every single week with some pretty big stars showing up every single time. That is quite the accomplishment, but they have a long way to go. Listening to some veterans could do them a lot of good, if they are willing to do it.
One of the highest profile signings that AEW made was bringing in Jim Ross. Having been in the wrestling business for the better part of fifty years, Ross is someone who has been around forever and seen almost everything there is to see. That makes him quite the valuable source of information and if AEW is smart, they would listen to him. Sometimes they have been, but there are some things that he would like to see them change.
Ross was recently a guest on Busted Open Radio and discussed one of the issues that he had with AEW talent. The problem Ross saw was not everyone listening. Ross talked about some of the wrestlers not seeing the need for certain rules in wrestling, which need to exist for heels to break them. However, while Ross said that most of the AEW wrestlers will listen, some of them lose attention and Ross was unsure why he was bothering to try.
Ross still has a lot to offer. Check out some of the things that he has done in AEW:
Opinion: I know that sometimes people like Ross seem to be old and past their prime, but how many people can keep a job in the wrestling industry for forty six years? How many wrestlers on AEW’s roster have even been alive that long? Ross may not know everything, but he knows a heck of a lot more than most people do. If he is willing to take the time and explain things, he is probably worth listening to, whether you agree with all of it or not.
Do you agree with Ross? Who else would be a good veteran voice backstage in AEW? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!