Many veterans of the professional wrestling industry, including the likes of Former WWE and AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, had defended iconic commentator Jim Ross for his slip of tongue at the end of the latest episode of AEW Dynamite.
JIM ROSS ERRONEOUSLY CALLED AEW DYNAMITE “WWE DYNAMITE”
This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite ended with an emotionally charged video of the promotion’s extended stay at Daily Place, Jacksonville, Florida. The promotion held almost all of their shows during the pandemic at the location, and now that the “pandemic era” had ended and the company was ready to tour across the nation, a tribute to Jacksonville was presented through a video.
The tribute video included the best AEW moment’s during the pandemic. It included the likes of Sting’s and Matt Hardy’s debut, the highly physical match between Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker, Darby Allin being thrown down the ramp while on a skateboard and Hangman Page arriving on a horse in the Stadium Stampede match. Also highlighted was the departed Brodie Lee and the show dedicated to him.
As the video ended and the episode reached its end, Good Ol’ JR started hyping next week’s episode, but he mistakenly used the words “WWE Dynamite”. This happened live on TNT and a certain section of fans started blasting Ross over social media, asking him to retire.
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING INDUSTRY VETERANS QUICKLY CAME TO THE SUPPORT OF ROSS
However, this criticism has been countered by personnel from the professional wrestling industry. Many of them tweeted their opinions on the incident, calling Ross the greatest commentator of all time.
“Pointing out that small mistakes or no small mistakes, @JRsBBQ is the GREATEST wrestling commentator of all time,” Chris Jericho tweeted.
Aron Stevens, formerly known as Damien Sandow / Mizdow, also noted Ross as the greatest announcer in the history of the industry: “Ok, @JRsBBQ is the greatest wrestling announcer ever. That needed to be said.”
“People are seriously giving the greatest announcer of all time crap? @JRsBBQ can call Dynamite ‘Emmitt Otters Jugband Christmas’ and it shouldn’t make a difference. My first day on the job i called @Fgbrisco ‘Jack’. Now that’s a screw-up,” said Former WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz.